Cultures of United States Imperialism

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Duke University Press, 1993 - Počet stran: 672
Cultures of United States Imperialism represents a major paradigm shift that will remap the field of American Studies. Pointing to a glaring blind spot in the basic premises of the study of American culture, leading critics and theorists in cultural studies, history, anthropology, and literature reveal the "denial of empire" at the heart of American Studies. Challenging traditional definitions and periodizations of imperialism, this volume shows how international relations reciprocally shape a dominant imperial culture at home and how imperial relations are enacted and contested within the United States.
Drawing on a broad range of interpretive practices, these essays range across American history, from European representations of the New World to the mass media spectacle of the Persian Gulf War. The volume breaks down the boundary between the study of foreign relations and American culture to examine imperialism as an internal process of cultural appropriation and as an external struggle over international power. The contributors explore how the politics of continental and international expansion, conquest, and resistance have shaped the history of American culture just as much as the cultures of those it has dominated. By uncovering the dialectical relationship between American cultures and international relations, this collection demonstrates the necessity of analyzing imperialism as a political or economic process inseparable from the social relations and cultural representations of gender, race, ethnicity, and class at home.

Contributors. Lynda Boose, Mary Yoko Brannen, Bill Brown, William Cain, Eric Cheyfitz, Vicente Diaz, Frederick Errington, Kevin Gaines, Deborah Gewertz, Donna Haraway, Susan Jeffords, Myra Jehlen, Amy Kaplan, Eric Lott, Walter Benn Michaels, Donald E. Pease, Vicente Rafael, Michael Rogin, José David Saldívar, Richard Slotkin, Doris Sommer, Gauri Viswanathan, Priscilla Wald, Kenneth Warren, Christopher P. Wilson


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The Absence of Empire in the Study
New Perspectives on U S Culture and Imperialism Donald
the Europeans Cross the Ocean? A SeventeenthCentury
Legislating Subjectivity in the Emerging
British Imperialism and American
The Plot Against American Indians in Johnson
Science Fiction the Worlds Fair and the Prosthetics of Empire
Buffalo Bills Wild West and the Mythologization of the American
Theorizing the Diaspora Kenneth
Menchú Morrison and Incompetent Readers
Pauline E Hopkins on Race and Imperialism Kevin Gaines
Racial CrossDressing and the Construction
Spectacle as Amnesia in Imperial Politics and
The Patriot System or Managerial Heroism Susan Jeffords
Hiroshima the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial and the Gulf
From the Quagmire

Borderline Negotiations of Race Gender and Nation
York City 19081936 Donna Haraway
American Liberal Individualism Vicente M Diaz
John Reed Pancho Villa and Insurgent Mexico
AntiImperial Americanism Walter Benn Michaels
Constructing Cultural Consumption at Tokyo
We Think Therefore They Are? On Occidentalizing the World
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Amy Kaplan is Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania.

Donald E. Pease is Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities and Professor of English, Dartmouth College.

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