American studies as transnational practice: Turning toward the transpacific

Yuan Shu, Donald E. Pease

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Abstract

This wide-ranging collection brings together an eclectic group of scholars to reflect upon the transnational configurations of the field of American studies and how these have affected its localizations, epistemological perspectives, ecological imaginaries, and politics of translation. The volume elaborates on the causes of the transnational paradigm shift in American studies and describes the material changes that this new paradigm has effected during the past two decades. The contributors hail from a variety of postcolonial, transoceanic, hemispheric, and post-national positions and sensibilities, enabling them to theorize a “crossroads of cultures” explanation of transnational American studies that moves beyond the multicultural studies model. Offering a rich and rewarding mix of essays and case studies, this collection will satisfy a broad range of students and scholars.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherDartmouth College Press
Number of pages408
ISBN (Electronic)9781611688481
ISBN (Print)9781611688467
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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