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Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America

Rachel Adams


North America is more a political and an economic invention than a place people call home. Nonetheless, the region shared by the United States and its closest neighbors, North America, is an intriguing frame for comparative American studies. This book studies patterns of contact, exchange, conflict, and disavowal among cultures that span the borders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. This book considers a broad range of literary, filmic, and visual texts that exemplify cultural traffic across North American borders. It investigates how our understanding of key themes, genres, and period ... More

Keywords: North America, Mexico, Canada, Jack Kerouac, maps, cultural traffic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226005515
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226005539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Adams, author