By Antje Dallmann, Eva Boesenberg, Martin Klepper

Approaches to American Cultural Studies presents an available but entire evaluation of the various variety of topics encompassed inside of American reviews, familiarising scholars with the historical past and form of yankee reports as an educational topic in addition to its key theories, tools, and concepts.

Written and edited by way of a global staff of authors dependent basically in Europe, the booklet is split into 4 thematically-organised sections. the 1st half delineates the evolution of yank stories over the process the 20th century, the second one elaborates on how American reviews as a box is located in the wider humanities, and the 3rd inspects and deconstructs well known tropes reminiscent of myths of the West, the self-made guy, take place future, and representations of the President of the us. The fourth half introduces theories of society resembling structuralism and deconstruction, queer and transgender theories, border and hemispheric reports, and significant race thought which are really influential inside of American reports.

This booklet is supplemented by way of a significant other site supplying extra fabric for learn (www.routledge.com/cw/dallmann). in particular designed to be used on classes throughout Europe, it's a transparent and interesting introductory textual content for college kids of yank tradition.

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