Approaches to American Cultural Studies by Antje Dallmann,Eva Boesenberg,Martin Klepper

By Antje Dallmann,Eva Boesenberg,Martin Klepper

Approaches to American Cultural Studies presents an obtainable but complete review of the various diversity of topics encompassed inside American stories, familiarising scholars with the background and form of yankee experiences as a tutorial topic in addition to its key theories, tools, and concepts.

Written and edited by way of a world staff of authors established basically in Europe, the e-book is split into 4 thematically-organised sections. the 1st half delineates the evolution of yankee reports over the process the 20th century, the second one elaborates on how American experiences as a box is located in the wider humanities, and the 3rd inspects and deconstructs renowned tropes resembling myths of the West, the self-made guy, take place future, and representations of the President of the U.S.. The fourth half introduces theories of society equivalent to structuralism and deconstruction, queer and transgender theories, border and hemispheric reviews, and important race concept which are fairly influential inside of American stories.

This ebook is supplemented via a better half web site delivering extra fabric for examine ( particularly designed to be used on classes throughout Europe, it's a transparent and interesting introductory textual content for college students of yank tradition.

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