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American Studies Encounters the Middle East.

Author: Alex Lubin
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In the field of American studies, attention is shifting to the long history of US engagement with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and in the context of recent Arab uprisings. This collection of essays focuses on the cultural politics of America's entanglement with the Middle East and North Africa, making a crucial intervention in the growing subfield of transnational American studies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2015042378
(OCoLC)927192545
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Lubin
ISBN: 1469628864 9781469628868
OCLC Number: 951808149
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: American studies encounters the Middle East / Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy --
Diabolical enterprises and abominable superstitions: Islam and the conceptualization of finance in early American literature / Adam John Waterman --
Salim the Algerine: the Muslim who strayed into colonial Virginia / Judith E. Tucker --
"Race" and "blackness" in Moroccan rap: voicing local experiences of marginality / Cristina Moreno Almeida --
Call and response, radical belonging, and Arabic hip-hop in "the West" / Rayya El Zein --
The reception of U.S. discourse on the Egyptian revolution: between the popular and the official / Mounira Soliman --
Arab Spring, American autumn / Brian T. Edwards --
The uses of modernization theory: American foreign policy and mythmaking in the Arab world / Waleed Hazbun --
Travelling law: targeted killing, lawfare, and the deconstruction of the battlefield / Craig Jones --
Drone executions, urban surveillance, and the imperial gaze / Ashley Dawson --
Technology's borders: the U.S., Palestine, and Egypt's digital connections / Helga Tawil-Souri --
The counterrevolutionary year: the Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East / Osamah Khalil.

Abstract:

In the field of American studies, attention is shifting to the long history of US engagement with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and in the context of recent Arab uprisings. This collection of essays focuses on the cultural politics of America's entanglement with the Middle East and North Africa, making a crucial intervention in the growing subfield of transnational American studies.

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