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Keywords for American cultural studies / edited by Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler.

Contributor(s): Burgett, Bruce, 1963- [editor.] | Hendler, Glenn, 1962- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014]Edition: Second edition.Description: 1 online resource (viii, 296 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814708491; 0814708498; 9781785391200; 1785391208.Subject(s): Vocabulary | Social structure -- Terminology | Culture -- TerminologyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Keywords for American cultural studies.DDC classification: 428.1 LOC classification: PE1449 | .K49 2014Other classification: LIT004020 | LIT012000 | SOC002010 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Affect -- African -- American -- Asian -- Black -- Border -- Capitalism -- Citizenship -- Class -- Colonial -- Community -- Contract -- Copyright -- Corporation -- Culture -- Democracy -- Diaspora -- Digital -- Disability -- Diversity -- Domestic -- Economy -- Empire -- Ethnicity -- Fashion -- Finance -- Freedom -- Gender -- Globalization -- Government -- Immigration -- Indian -- Indigenous -- Islam -- Labor -- Latino, Latina, Latin@ -- Law -- Liberalism -- Literature -- Marriage -- Media -- Migration -- Modern -- Nation -- Neoliberalism -- Normal -- Orientalism -- Performance -- Politics -- Prison -- Public -- Queer -- Race -- Racialization -- Religion -- Rural -- Secularism -- Slavery -- Space -- Subject -- Technology -- Terror -- Time -- Youth.
Summary: "Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond. It is equally useful for college students who are trying to understand what their teachers are talking about, for general readers who want to know what's new in scholarly research, and for professors who just want to keep up. Designed as a print-digital hybrid publication, Keywords collects more than 90 essays--30 of which are new to this edition--from interdisciplinary scholars, each on a single term such as "America," "culture," "law," and "religion." Alongside "community," "prison," "queer," "region," and many others, these words are the nodal points in many of today's most dynamic and vexed discussions of political and social life, both inside and outside of the academy. The Keywords website, which features 33 essays, provides pedagogical tools that engage the entirety of the book, both in print and online. The publication brings together essays by scholars working in literary studies and political economy, cultural anthropology and ethnic studies, African American history and performance studies, gender studies and political theory. Some entries are explicitly argumentative; others are more descriptive. All are clear, challenging, and critically engaged. As a whole, Keywords for American Cultural Studies provides an accessible A to Z survey of prevailing academic buzzwords and a flexible tool for carving out new areas of inquiry."-- Provided by publisher.
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Affect -- African -- American -- Asian -- Black -- Border -- Capitalism -- Citizenship -- Class -- Colonial -- Community -- Contract -- Copyright -- Corporation -- Culture -- Democracy -- Diaspora -- Digital -- Disability -- Diversity -- Domestic -- Economy -- Empire -- Ethnicity -- Fashion -- Finance -- Freedom -- Gender -- Globalization -- Government -- Immigration -- Indian -- Indigenous -- Islam -- Labor -- Latino, Latina, Latin@ -- Law -- Liberalism -- Literature -- Marriage -- Media -- Migration -- Modern -- Nation -- Neoliberalism -- Normal -- Orientalism -- Performance -- Politics -- Prison -- Public -- Queer -- Race -- Racialization -- Religion -- Rural -- Secularism -- Slavery -- Space -- Subject -- Technology -- Terror -- Time -- Youth.

"Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond. It is equally useful for college students who are trying to understand what their teachers are talking about, for general readers who want to know what's new in scholarly research, and for professors who just want to keep up. Designed as a print-digital hybrid publication, Keywords collects more than 90 essays--30 of which are new to this edition--from interdisciplinary scholars, each on a single term such as "America," "culture," "law," and "religion." Alongside "community," "prison," "queer," "region," and many others, these words are the nodal points in many of today's most dynamic and vexed discussions of political and social life, both inside and outside of the academy. The Keywords website, which features 33 essays, provides pedagogical tools that engage the entirety of the book, both in print and online. The publication brings together essays by scholars working in literary studies and political economy, cultural anthropology and ethnic studies, African American history and performance studies, gender studies and political theory. Some entries are explicitly argumentative; others are more descriptive. All are clear, challenging, and critically engaged. As a whole, Keywords for American Cultural Studies provides an accessible A to Z survey of prevailing academic buzzwords and a flexible tool for carving out new areas of inquiry."-- Provided by publisher.

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CHOICE Review

This hybrid print-digital edition continues the work of the first (CH, Apr'08, 45-4123), presenting discussions of concepts important in American cultural studies. There are 64 print essays, plus 33 on the website at http://keywords.nyupress.org. Some three dozen new entries focus on economics, media, and technology. Each begins with a keyword definition, describes how its meaning has changed over time, and relates how the term currently signifies different things to different audiences. Entries often branch out in fascinating ways; e.g., "Space" spans Renaissance philosophy, the literature of Melville and Twain, Sun Ra's music, and protest tactics of the American Indian Movement. The section on Islam clearly illuminates its history, divisions, and reception in the US. Some essays, like "Marriage," carried over from the 2007 edition, have not been updated to reflect social-political developments; others incorporate recent research. On the website, most essays are from the earlier edition. Related subject categories are displayed, a useful addition. A significant component of this site (accessed through a Courses link) is geared toward using these essays as a jumping-off point in collaborative undergraduate and graduate classroom projects. The interactive Keywords Collaboratory invites readers to write essays or comment on existing ones. Users may log in and create accounts to post or edit projects, assignments, and course syllabi. MediaWiki software allows classes to work together, and the archive of Past Collaboratories features syllabi from university courses using this text. There are help screens for formatting, editing, and managing contributions, while a blog announces new contributions to the site and related developments. Both formats contain a bibliography (42 pages in print), but works cited after each essay would be preferable. This project has proved useful for university-level American studies curricula and research; it would be best if all of the essays were updated and digitized. Summing Up: Recommended. Advanced students through researchers and faculty. --Martin P. Shapiro, American University

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Bruce Burgett (Editor) <br> Bruce Burgett is Dean and Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, graduate faculty in the Department of English at the University of Washington, Seattle, and co-director of the UW graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship. He is the author of Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic.<br> <br> Glenn Hendler (Editor) <br> Glenn Hendler is Associate Professor and Chair in the English Department at Fordham University, where he also teaches in the American Studies Program. He is the author of Public Sentiments: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.<br> <br>

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