American Studies (Paperback)

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By Janice A. Radway (Editor), Kevin Gaines (Editor), Barry Shank (Editor)
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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

About the Author

JANICE A. RADWAY is Walter Dill Scott Professor of Communication and Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies at Northwestern 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 Professor of History and American Culture at the University of Michigan.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781405113526
ISBN-10: 1405113529
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 638
Language: English