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States of emergency : the object of American studies

Author: Russ Castronovo; Susan Kay Gillman
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
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Arguing for a new methodology in American studies scholarship, contributors here call for a consideration of both space and time. Essays discussing topics such as weather, cigarettes, archival material, AIDS, the enemy, extinct species, and torture demonstrate a way to study American culture by reading its history as well as its future.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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States of emergency.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009018544
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russ Castronovo; Susan Kay Gillman
ISBN: 9780807895511 0807895512 9781469604565 1469604566 0807833401 9780807833407 0807859850 9780807859858
OCLC Number: 646872615
Description: 1 online resource (203 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The study of the American problems / Russ Castronovo & Susan Gillman --
Rogue states and emergent disciplines / Srinivas Aravamudan --
Migrant archives : new routes in and out of American studies / Rodrigo Lazo --
Toxicity and the consuming subject / Nan Enstad --
Past burning : the (post- )traumatic memories of (post- )queer theory / Christopher Castiglia --
Paranoid empire : specters from Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib / Anne McClintock --
Taking the measure of the black Atlantic / Kenneth W. Warren --
Cicero's ghost : the Atlantic, the enemy, and the laws of war / Ian Baucom --
World history according to Katrina / Wai Chee Dimock --
American studies in an age of extinction / Robert S. Levine.
Responsibility: edited by Russ Castronovo and Susan Gillman.

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Argues that for too long, inclusiveness has substituted for methodology in American studies scholarship. This book includes essays that call for a robust comparativism that is attuned theoretically  Read more...

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