A Concise Companion to American Studies

A Concise Companion to American Studies

Editor(s): John Carlos Rowe

Published Online: 8 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405109246

Online ISBN: 9781444319071

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319071

About this Book

A Companion to American Studies is an essential volume that brings together voices and scholarship from across the spectrum of American experience.

  • A collection of 22 original essays which provides an unprecedented introduction to the "new" American Studies: a comparative, transnational, postcolonial and polylingual discipline
  • Addresses a variety of subjects, from foundations and backgrounds to the field, to different theories of the "new" American Studies, and issues from globalization and technology to transnationalism and post-colonialism
  • Explores the relationship between American Studies and allied fields such as Ethnic Studies, Feminist, Queer and Latin American Studies
  • Designed to provoke discussion and help students and scholars at all levels develop their own approaches to contemporary American Studies

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Foundations and Backgrounds

  2. Part II: Ethnic Studies and American Studies

  3. Part III: The New American Studies

  4. Part IV: Problems and Issues

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