American Studies : A User's Guide, Paperback / softback Book

American Studies : A User's Guide Paperback / softback


American Studies has long been a home for adventurous students seeking to understand the culture and politics of the United States.

Despite being taught in universities around the world, American Studies has resisted developing a coherent methodology for fear of losing the flexibility and freedom to imagine new avenues of thought.

But what if these fears are misplaced? Through a fresh look at the origins of the field, this book contends that a shared set of "rules" can offer a springboard to creativity.

American Studies: A User's Guide offers readers a critical introduction to the history and methods of the field, useful strategies for interpretation, curation, analysis, and theory, and case studies of American Studies in practice.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 328 pages, 45 b-w photos, 1 musical example, 21 text boxes
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9780520287730

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