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    Hemispheric American Studies (Hardback) Edited by Caroline Field Levander, Edited by Robert S. Levine, Contributions by Rachel Adams, Contributions by Jesse Aleman, Contributions by Ralph Bauer, Contributions by Anna Brickhouse, Contributions by Kandice Chuh, Contributions by Deborah N. Cohn, Contributions by Claire F. Fox, Contributions by Susan Gillman


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    DescriptionThis landmark collection brings together a range of exciting new comparative work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric studies. Scholars working in the fields of Latin American studies, Asian American studies, American studies, American literature, African Diaspora studies, and comparative literature address the urgent question of how scholars might reframe disciplinary boundaries within the broad area of what is generally called American studies. The essays take as their starting points such questions as: What happens to American literary, political, historical, and cultural studies if we recognize the interdependency of nation-state developments throughout all the Americas?What happens if we recognize the nation as historically evolving and contingent rather than already formed? Finally, what happens if the "fixed" borders of a nation are recognized not only as historically produced political constructs but also as component parts of a deeper, more multilayered series of national and indigenous histories?With essays that examine stamps, cartoons, novels, film, art, music, travel documents, and governmental publications, "Hemispheric American Studies" seeks to excavate the complex cultural history of texts and discourses across the ever-changing and stratified geopolitical and cultural fields that collectively comprise the American hemisphere. This collection promises to chart new directions in American literary and cultural studies.

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    Hemispheric American Studies
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Caroline Field Levander, Edited by Robert S. Levine, Contributions by Rachel Adams, Contributions by Jesse Aleman, Contributions by Ralph Bauer, Contributions by Anna Brickhouse, Contributions by Kandice Chuh, Contributions by Deborah N. Cohn, Contributions by Claire F. Fox, Contributions by Susan Gillman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 653 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813542225
    ISBN 10: 0813542227

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
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    BIC subject category V2: GTB
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
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    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
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    B&T Approval Code: A37347000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: H37010200
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004020, HIS038000
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT004100
    Abridged Dewey: 970
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    LC classification: E20 .H46 2008
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    Illustrations note
    17 b&w illustrations
    Rutgers University Press
    Imprint name
    Rutgers University Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Author Information
    Caroline F. Levander is a professor of English and director of the Humanities Research Center at Rice University. She is the author of Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child, and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W.E.B. Du Bois; Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture; and the coeditor of The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader (Rutgers University Press). Robert S. Levine is a professor of English at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity and Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville, and the editor of a number of volumes, including Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader.