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Post-Nationalist American Studies

John Carlos Rowe


This book seeks to revise the cultural nationalism and celebratory American exceptionalism that tended to dominate American Studies in the Cold War era. The goal of the book's chapters is for a less insular, more trans-national, comparative approach to American Studies, one that questions dominant American myths rather than canonizes them. Articulating new ways to think about American Studies, these chapters demonstrate how diverse the field has become. The chapters are concerned with cross-cultural communication, race and gender, global and local identities, and the complex tensions between s ... More

Keywords: cultural nationalism, American exceptionalism, American Studies, cross-cultural communication, race and gender, global identities, local identities, symbolic economy, political economy, multilingual reality

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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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John Carlos Rowe, editor

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