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Locating American Studies : The Evolution of a Discipline - Lucy Maddox

Locating American Studies

The Evolution of a Discipline

By: Lucy Maddox (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th November 1998
ISBN: 9780801860560
Number Of Pages: 456
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Locating American Studies is a collection of seventeen essays first printed in American Quarterly, the journal of the American Studies Association. To mark the Association's celebration of its 50th anniversary in 1998, Lucy Maddox has brought together works by a distinguished group of scholars which "provide a useful window into the history and the evolution of the practice of American studies from its early, formational days to the present." Each essay, originally published between 1950 and 1996, is accompanied by a commentary in which a scholar from a related field provides useful critical information for understanding the continuing importance of the work to the American Studies field. Contributors include Gene Wise, Henry Nash Smith, Bruce Kuklick, R. Gordon Kelly, Robert Berkhofer Jr., Barbara Welter, Linda Kerber, Nina Baym, Janice Radway, Alexander Saxton, Houston Baker, Jr., George Lipsitz, RamA3n GutiA(c)rrez, Kevin Mumford, and K. Scott Wong.

"If the frequency with which an essay is cited in subsequent scholarship and assigned as required reading in academic courses may be taken as an indication of the respect it has achieved and the importance it has been granted, then many of the essays in this volume have come to be considered milestones, even classics, in the scholarly literature of American studies." -- from the Introduction by Lucy Maddox

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A dense but intellectually rewarding volume. -- Paul Giles * Journal of American Studies *

Preface
Can "American Studies" Develop a Method? (1957)p. 1
Commentary
History and the American Intellectual: Uses of a Usable Past (1964)p. 17
Commentary
The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860 (1966)p. 43
Commentary
Myth and Symbol in American Studies (1972)p. 71
Commentary
Literature and the Historian (1974)p. 91
Commentary
Blackface Minstrelsy and Jacksonian Ideology (1975)p. 114
Commentary
The Republican Mother: Women and the Enlightenment - An American Perspective (1976)p. 143
Commentary
"Paradigm Dramas" in American Studies: A Cultural and Institutional History of the Movement (1979)p. 166
Commentary
Melodramas of Beset Manhood: How Theories of American Fiction Exclude Women Authors (1981)p. 215
Commentary
The Utopian Impulse in Popular Literature: Gothic Romances and "Feminist" Protest (1981)p. 235
Commentary
Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance (1987)p. 261
Commentary
A New Context for a New American Studies? (1989)p. 279
Commentary
Listening to Learn and Learning to Listen: Popular Culture, Cultural Theory, and American Studies (1990)p. 310
Commentary
Cultural Locations: Positioning American Studies in the Great Debate (1992)p. 335
Commentary
Community, Patriarchy and Individualism: The Politics of Chicano History and the Dream of Equality (1993)p. 353
Commentary
Homosex Changes: Race, Cultural Geography, and the Emergence of the Gay (1996)p. 385
Commentary
The Transformation of Culture: Three Chinese Views of America (1996)p. 408
Commentary
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ISBN: 9780801860560
ISBN-10: 0801860563
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 27th November 1998
Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.14  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.65

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