Keywords for American Cultural Studies (Keywords 2nd Revised edition)

Keywords for American Cultural Studies (Keywords 2nd Revised edition)

By: Bruce Burgett (editor), Glenn Hendler (editor)Hardback

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Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond. It is equally useful for college students who are trying to understand what their teachers are talking about, for general readers who want to know what's new in scholarly research, and for professors who just want to keep up. Designed as a print-digital hybrid publication, Keywords collects more than 90 essays-30 of which are new to this edition-from interdisciplinary scholars, each on a single term such as "America," "culture," "law," and "religion." Alongside "community," "prison," "queer," "region," and many others, these words are the nodal points in many of today's most dynamic and vexed discussions of political and social life, both inside and outside of the academy. The Keywords website, which features 33 essays, provides pedagogical tools that engage the entirety of the book, both in print and online. The publication brings together essays by scholars working in literary studies and political economy, cultural anthropology and ethnic studies, African American history and performance studies, gender studies and political theory. Some entries are explicitly argumentative; others are more descriptive. All are clear, challenging, and critically engaged. As a whole, Keywords for American Cultural Studies provides an accessible A to Z survey of prevailing academic buzzwords and a flexible tool for carving out new areas of inquiry. Visit for online essays, teaching resources, and more.

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About Author

Bruce Burgett is Dean and Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, graduate faculty in the Department of English at the University of Washington, Seattle, and co-director of the UW graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship. He is the author of Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic. Glenn Hendler is Associate Professor and Chair in the English Department at Fordham University, where he also teaches in the American Studies Program. He is the author of Public Sentiments: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.


Acknowledgments vii Keywords: An Introduction 1 Note on Classroom Use 9 Affect Ann Cvetkovich 13 African Kevin K. Gaines 16 America Kirsten Silva Gruesz 21 Asian John Kuo Wei Tchen 26 Black E. Patrick Johnson 30 Border Mary Pat Brady 34 Capitalism David F. Ruccio 37 Citizenship Lauren Berlant 41 Class Eric Lott 45 Colonial David Kazanjian 48 Community Miranda Joseph 53 Contract Amy Dru Stanley 56 Copyright Kembrew McLeod 60 Corporation Christopher Newfield 63 Culture George Yudice 68 Democracy Fred Moten 73 Diaspora Brent Hayes Edwards 76 Digital Tara McPherson 79 Disability Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren 81 Diversity Jodi Melamed 84 Domestic Rosemary Marangoly George 89 Economy Timothy Mitchell 92 Empire Shelley Streeby 95 Ethnicity Henry Yu 100 Fashion Thuy Linh Tu 104 Finance Randy Martin 106 Freedom Stephanie Smallwood 111 Gender Jack Halberstam 116Globalization Lisa Lowe 119 Government Leerom Medovoi 122 Immigration Eithne Luibheid 125Immigration Eithne Luibheid 125 Indian Robert Warrior 130 Indigenous J. Kehaulani Kauanui 133 Islam Brian T. Edwards 137 For Full Description Visit Hendler TOC.pdf

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780814725313
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780814725313
  • weight: 739
  • ISBN10: 0814725317
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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