American Studies Products

  • Approaches to American Cultural Studies

    Edited by Antje Dallmann, Eva Boesenberg, Martin Klepper

    Approaches to American Cultural Studies provides an accessible yet comprehensive overview of the diverse range of subjects encompassed within American Studies, familiarising students with the history and shape of American Studies as an academic subject as well as its key theories, methods, and…

    Paperback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge

  • Culture and Activism

    Animal Rights in France and the United States

    By Elizabeth Cherry

    This book offers a comparison of the animal rights movements in the US and France, drawing on ethnographic and interview material gathered amongst activists in both countries. Investigating the ways in which culture affects the outcomes of the two movements, the author examines its role as a…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Elsewhere in America

    The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture

    By David Trend

    Americans think of their country as a welcoming place where everyone has equal opportunity. Yet historical baggage and anxious times can restrain these possibilities. Newcomers often find that civic belonging comes with strings attached––riddled limitations or legally punitive rites of passage. For…

    Paperback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • Air Power in the Maritime Environment

    The World Wars

    By David Gates, Ben Jones

    This book explores the mingling of two rather different perspectives, those of the naval and aeronautical schools of thought, and the impact that they had upon one another in natural, professional and geopolitical settings. To explain the manner in which air power was incorporated into warfare…

    Hardback – 2016-05-17 
    Routledge

  • Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. Media

    Edited by Jason Smith, Bhoomi K. Thakore

    This volume explores and clarifies the complex intersection of race and media in the contemporary United States. Due to the changing dynamics of how racial politics are played out in the contemporary US (as seen with debates of the "post-racial" society), as well as the changing dynamics of the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Race, Beauty, and Politics in Chinese American Festivals

    A History of National and Transnational Identity Construction

    By Jinzhao Li

    Through multi-site, multi-media, and multi-language ethnographic and historical research, the author demonstrates that during the twentieth century, as the mainstream definition of Americanness changed from "whiteness" to "assimilation" and to "ethnic diversity," the meaning of being Chinese…

    Hardback – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge
    Studies in Asian Americans

  • Latino Identity in Contemporary America

    Edited by Martin Bulmer, John Solomos

    This edited collection brings together original research papers that explore an important aspect of race and ethnic studies, namely the processes that are shaping the making of Latina and Latino identities in contemporary America. This is a question that has received much attention in the USA over…

    Paperback – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military

    Edited by Geoffrey Jensen

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding race in the American military establishment from the French and Indian War to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest research on race and ethnicity…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge History Handbooks

  • Disability and Colonialism

    (Dis)encounters and Anxious Intersectionalities

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Shaun Grech

    The mapping, control and subjugation of the human body and mind were core features of the colonial conquest. This book draws together a rich collection of diverse, yet rigorous, papers that aim to expose the presence and significance of disability within colonialism, and how disability remains…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge

  • Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture

    Axes of Influence

    Edited by Tara Stubbs, Doug Haynes

    This study develops the important work carried out on American literature through the frameworks of transnational, transatlantic, and trans-local studies to ask what happens when these same aspects become intrinsic to the critical narrative. Much cultural criticism since the 1990s has sought to…

    Hardback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

  • Representations of Anne Frank in American Literature and Culture

    Stories in New Ways

    By Rachael McLennan

    This book explores portrayals of Anne Frank in American literature and culture, where she is often invoked as a means of encouraging readers to think widely about persecution, genocide, and victimisation due to gender, sexuality, and race. The author examines how artistic representations of Anne…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Hollywood Melodrama and the New Deal

    Public Daydreams

    By Anna Siomopoulos

    While many critics have analyzed the influence of the FDR administration on Hollywood films of the era, most of these studies have focused either on New Deal imagery or on studio interactions with the federal government. Neither type of study explores the relationship between film and the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

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