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American studies a user's guide Philip J. Deloria and Alexander I. Olson

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Deloria, Philip Joseph  Search this
Olson, Alexander I. 1979-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (314 pages)
Electronic resources
Electronic books
United States
ELEC copy Purchased from the NMAI Library Endowment
Introduction : the object of American studies -- Why History? -- Four American studies mixtapes -- An institutional history of American studies (or, what's the matter with mixtapes?) -- Method and methodology -- Texts : an interpretive toolkit -- Archives : a curatorial toolkit -- Genres and formations : an analytical toolkit -- Power : a theoretical toolkit -- A few thoughts on ideas and arguments -- Dispenser : a case study
"American Studies has long been a welcoming home for adventurous intellectuals. Whether blurring disciplines or fighting for social justice, students of the field have generated new ways of understanding the culture and politics of the United States in a global context. But what happens when these innovations become widely adopted? Can a shared set of "rules" become a springboard to creativity? Ideal for classroom use, American Studies: A User's Guide offers readers: a critical introduction to the history and methods of the field useful strategies for textual interpretation, archive building, contextualization, comparative analysis, and theory interwoven toolkits that provide the basic framework necessary to understanding the field"--Provided by publisher
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Call number:
E175.8 .D45 2017 (Internet)
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Unlimited users
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