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States of Emergency: The Object of American Studies
By Russ Castronovo (editor) and Susan Gillman (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Pr
Publication date December 1, 2009
Pages 203
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807859858
ISBN-10 0807859850
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.72 lbs.
Original list price $27.50
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The contributors to this volume argue that for too long, inclusiveness has substituted for methodology in American studies scholarship. The ten original essays collected here call for a robust comparativism that is attuned theoretically to questions of both space and time.



States of Emergency asks readers to engage in a thought experiment: imagine that you have an object you want to study. Which methodologies will contextualize and explain your selection? What political goals are embedded in your inquiry? This thought experiment is taken up by contributors who consider an array of objects--the weather, cigarettes, archival material, AIDS, the enemy, extinct species, and torture. The essayists recalibrate the metrics of time and space usually used to measure these questions. In the process, each contributes to a project that redefines the object of American studies, reading its history as well as its future across, against, even outside the established grain of interdisciplinary practice.



Contributors:

Srinivas Aravamudan, Duke University

Ian Baucom, Duke University

Chris Castiglia, The Pennsylvania State University

Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University

Nan Enstad, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Susan Gillman, University of California, Santa Cruz

Rodrigo Lazo, University of California, Irvine

Robert S. Levine, University of Maryland

Anne McClintock, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kenneth W. Warren, University of Chicago

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With Russ Castronovo (other contributor) | from Univ of North Carolina Pr (December 1, 2009)
9780807833407 | details & prices | 203 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $62.95
About: The contributors to this volume argue that for too long, inclusiveness has substituted for methodology in American studies scholarship.
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With Russ Castronovo (other contributor) | from Univ of North Carolina Pr (December 1, 2009)
9780807859858 | details & prices | 203 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $27.50
About: The contributors to this volume argue that for too long, inclusiveness has substituted for methodology in American studies scholarship.

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