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American Studies (inbunden)

American Studies

An Anthology

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2009-02-13

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American Studies is a vigorous, bold account of the changes in the field of American Studies over the last thirty-five years. Through this set of carefully selected key essays by an editorial board of expert scholars, the book demonstrates how changes in the field have produced new genealogies that tell different histories of both America and the study of America. Charts the evolution of American Studies from the end of World War II to the present day by showcasing the best scholarship in this field An introductory essay by the distinguished editorial board highlights developments in the field and places each essay in its historical and theoretical context Explores topics such as American politics, history, culture, race, gender and working life Shows how changing perspectives have enabled older concepts to emerge in a different context
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Janice A. Radway is Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature at Duke University Kevin Gaines is Professor of History and Director of the Center for African American and African Studies at the University of Michigan Barry Shank is Professor of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University Penny M. Von Eschen is Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Michigan


Notes on the Editors x Acknowledgments to Sources xi Introduction 1 Part I Empire, Nation, Diaspora 7 Introduction 7 1 Rethinking Race and Nation 9 Nikhil Pal Singh 2 Manifest Domesticity 17 Amy Kaplan 3 Nuestra America's Borders: Remapping American Cultural Studies 26 Jose David Saldivar 4 The Practice of Diaspora 33 Brent Hayes Edwards 5 Removal 41 Tiya Miles 6 Redefining Security: Okinawa Women's Resistance to US Militarism 49 Yoko Fukumura and Martha Matsuoka Part II States, Citizenship, Rights 57 Introduction 57 7 Liberty's Empire 59 Laura Doyle 8 The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 and the Reconstruction of Race in Immigration Law 69 Mae M. Ngai 9 The Citizen and the Terrorist 78 Leti Volpp 10 Race, Gender, and the Privileges of Property 89 Peggy Pascoe 11 Racing Religion 99 Moustafa Bayoumi 12 The Intimate Public Sphere 109 Lauren Berlant 13 Democratic Passions: Reconstructing Individual Agency 119 Christopher Newfield Part III Reproduction of Work 133 Introduction 133 14 Domestic Life in the Diggings 135 Susan Lee Johnson 15 "Women's Sweat": Gender and Agricultural Labor in the Atlantic World 145 Jennifer L. Morgan 16 Fashioning Political Subjectivities: The 1909 Shirtwaist Strike and the "Rational Girl Striker" 155 Nan Enstad 17 The Age of the CIO 166 Michael Denning 18 Work, Immigration, Gender: New Subjects of Cultural Politics 177 Lisa Lowe 19 Global Cities and Survival Circuits 185 Saskia Sassen Part IV Religion, Spirituality, and Alternate Ways of Being in the United States 195 Introduction 195 20 Snakes Alive: Religious Studies between Heaven and Earth 199 Robert A. Orsi 21 From Demon Possession to Magic Show: Ventriloquism, Religion, and the Enlightenment 213 Leigh Eric Schmidt 22 Rethinking Vernacular Culture: Black Religion and Race Records in the 1920s and 1930s 225 Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham 23 The Madonna of 115th Street Revisited: Vodou and Haitian Catholicism in the Age of Transnationalism 233 Elizabeth McAlister 24 The Good Fight: Israel after Vietnam, 1972-80 246 Melani McAlister 25 Getting Religion 260 Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini Part V Performances and Practices 269 Introduction 269 26 The Origins of Mass Culture 271 Richard M. Ohmann 27 The Riddle of the Zoot: Malcolm Little and Black Cultural Politics during World War II 280 Robin D. G. Kelley 28 Mardi Gras Indians: Carnival and Counter-Narrative in Black New Orleans 290 George Lipsitz 29 To Be Young, Brown, and Hip: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Indian American Youth Culture 299 Sunaina Marr Maira 30 Teatro Viva! Latino Performance and the Politics of AIDS in Los Angeles 307 David Roman 31 Waiting for Godzilla: Toward a Globalist Theme Park 315 Takayuki Tatsumi 32 Hollywood's Hot Voodoo 319 Eva Cherniavsky Part VI Body-Talk 327 Introduction 327 33 Turning People into Products 329 Walter Johnson 34 Redressing the Pained Body: Toward a Theory of Practice 338 Saidiya V. Hartman 35 Between "Oriental Depravity" and "Natural Degenerates": Spatial Borderlands and the Making of Ordinary Americans 346 Nayan Shah 36 The Rule of Normalcy: Politics and Disability in the USA [United States of Ability] 357 Lennard J. Davis 37 The Patient's Body 365 Virginia L. Blum 38 Queer Cyborgs and New Mutants: Race, Sexuality, and Prosthetic Sociality in Digital Space 372 Mimi Nguyen Part VII Mediating Technologies 385 Introduction 385 39 Two Spinning Wheels in an Old Log House 387 Laurel Thatcher Ulrich 40 The Cultural Mediation of the Print Medium 397 Michael Warner 41 Likeness as Identity: Reflections on the Daguerrean Mystique 405 Alan Trachtenberg 42 "I Want to Ride in Geronimo's Cadillac" 413 Philip Deloria 43 Reading the "Book of Life": DNA and the Meanings of Identity 424 Sarah E. Chinn 44 Television and the Politics of Difference 433 Herman S. Gray Part VIII Sites, Space, and Land 4