John Carlos Rowe's A Concise Companion to American Studies (Blackwell PDF

By John Carlos Rowe

ISBN-10: 1405109246

ISBN-13: 9781405109246

'A spouse to American Studies' is an important quantity that brings jointly voices and scholarship from around the spectrum of yank experience.

• a suite of twenty-two unique essays which supplies an extraordinary creation to the "new" American experiences: a comparative, transnational, postcolonial and polylingual discipline

• Addresses numerous topics, from foundations and backgrounds to the sphere, to diversified theories of the “new” American reviews, and concerns from globalization and know-how to transnationalism and post-colonialism

• Explores the connection among American experiences and allied fields resembling Ethnic reviews, Feminist, Queer and Latin American Studies

• Designed to impress dialogue and support scholars and students in any respect degrees improve their very own methods to modern American stories

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Weber, Max. 1958. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, trans. Talcott Parsons. New York: Charles Scribners. 16 PART I Foundations and Backgrounds CHAPTER ONE Puritan Origins Philip F. Gura “American Studies” as an academic discipline arose in the aftermath of World War II, in good measure from the nation’s self-congratulation at the triumph of democratic principles which it believed it best exemplified. The movement’s origins, however, lay a generation earlier, among writers and intellectuals who sought to understand what they regarded as the nation’s uniqueness.

1950. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Trachtenberg, Alan. 1979. Brooklyn Bridge: Fact and Symbol. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Weber, Max. 1958. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, trans. Talcott Parsons. New York: Charles Scribners. 16 PART I Foundations and Backgrounds CHAPTER ONE Puritan Origins Philip F. Gura “American Studies” as an academic discipline arose in the aftermath of World War II, in good measure from the nation’s self-congratulation at the triumph of democratic principles which it believed it best exemplified.

Regeneration through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600–1860. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. Smith, Henry Nash. 1950. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Trachtenberg, Alan. 1979. Brooklyn Bridge: Fact and Symbol. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Weber, Max. 1958. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, trans. Talcott Parsons. New York: Charles Scribners. 16 PART I Foundations and Backgrounds CHAPTER ONE Puritan Origins Philip F.

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