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Globalizing American Studies
Author: Brian T. Edwards

ISBN: 9780226185071
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 17 October 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
Description:
The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. But now that the so-called American Century has come to an end, what would a truly globalized version of American studies look like? Brian T. Edwards and Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar offer a new standard for the field's transnational aspiration with "Globalizing American Studies." The essays here offer a comparative, multilingual, or multisited approach to ideas and representations of America. The contributors explore unexpected perspectives on the international circulation of American culture: the traffic of American movies within the British Empire, the reception of the film "Gone with the Wind" in the Arab world, the parallels between Japanese and American styles of nativism, and new incarnations of American studies itself in the Middle East, to name a few. Bringing together established scholars already associated with the global turn in American studies with contributors who specialize in African studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, media studies, anthropology, and other areas, "Globalizin...

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