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Post-Nationalist American Studies$
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John Carlos Rowe

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520224384

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520224384.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.xiv) (p.1) Introduction
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Post-Nationalist American Studies
Author(s):

Barbara Brinson Curiel

David Kazanjian

Katherine Kinney

Steven Mailloux

Jay Mechling

John Carlos Rowe

George Sánchez

Shelley Streeby

Henry Yu

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the term post-nationalist and the concept of a post-nationalist approach. It first studies the Turner thesis, which was been replaced as a historical paradigm by new western historians such as Richard White and Patricia Limerick. The concepts of “American exceptionalism”, “cosmopolitanism”, and “critical internationalism” are introduced. The chapter looks at the crucial subjects for post-nationalist American Studies, including the intersections among formations of mass consumption, culture, and race. The chapter also discusses the adoption of multiculturalism as a central organizing principle in studying culture in the United States.

Keywords:   post-nationalist, post-nationalist approach, Turner thesis, western historians, American exceptionalism, cosmopolitanism, critical internationalism, crucial subjects, American Studies, multiculturalism

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