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Globalizing American Studies

Brian T. Edwards and Gaonkar Dilip Parameshwar


The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. Now that the so-called American Century has come to an end, what would a truly globalized version of American studies look like? This book offers a new standard for the field's transnational aspiration. The chapters offer a comparative, multilingual, or multisited approach to ideas and representations of America. They explore unexpected perspectives on the international circulation of American culture: the traffic of American movies within the British Empire, th ... More

Keywords: American studies, American exceptionlism, American Century, American culture, American movies, British Empire

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226185064
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.001.0001


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Brian T. Edwards, editor

Gaonkar Dilip Parameshwar, editor

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