|Radway, Janice A. / Gaines, Kevin / Shank, Barry / Von Eschen, Penny (eds.)|
1. Edition February 2009
2009. 640 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-1351-9 - John Wiley & Sons
Also available as Softcover.
American Studies is a vigorous, bold account of the changes in the field of American Studies over the last thirty-five years. Through this set of carefully selected key essays by an editorial board of expert scholars, the book demonstrates how changes in the field have produced new genealogies that tell different histories of both America and the study of America.
* Charts the evolution of American Studies from the end of World War II to the present day by showcasing the best scholarship in this field
* An introductory essay by the distinguished editorial board highlights developments in the field and places each essay in its historical and theoretical context
* Explores topics such as American politics, history, culture, race, gender and working life
* Shows how changing perspectives have enabled older concepts to emerge in a different context