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American Mobilities
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American Mobilities

Geographies of Class, Race, and Gender in US Culture

Geographical, economic, and social mobility were central tropes in American literature and film in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. This study provides in-depth case studies with particular attention to class, race, and gender as they intersect with representations of mobility.
The New Formula For Cool
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Release date: 2015-08-27

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The New Formula For Cool

Science, Technology, and the Popular in the American Imagination

This insightful study explores how science and technology became cool in American culture - from the heroic nerds of recent disaster movies to the chilly aesthetics of CSI's crime lab.
After the Storm
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Release date: 2015-06-16

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After the Storm

The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina

The Katrina effect – this collection of essays by scholars of various disciplines discusses Hurricane Katrina and its impact on the American cultural landscape.
The Myths That Made America
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Release date: 2014-08-21

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The Myths That Made America

An Introduction to American Studies

Myths play a vital role in the process of American »nation building«. On the basis of a critical analysis of central American myths this textbook introduces into the field of American (Culture) Studies.
Restless Subjects in Rigid Systems
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Release date: 2013-12-02

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Restless Subjects in Rigid Systems

Risk and Speculation in Millennial Fictions of the North American Pacific Rim

The study focuses on recent North American speculative fiction that exposes neoliberal speculation and the rationality of risk as new technologies to govern social problems.
Beware of the Other Side(s)
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Release date: 2013-10-02

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Beware of the Other Side(s)

Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder in American Fiction

A critical examination of one of the most controversial psychiatric diagnoses in the United States analyzing the phenomenon and its representation in American fiction.
Transatlantic Cultural Exchange
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Release date: 2013-03-01

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Transatlantic Cultural Exchange

African American Women's Art and Activism in West Germany

This study examines the reception and appropriation of African American women's art and activism in (West) German discourses – from the solidarity campaigns for Angela Davis to the literary stardom of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison.
Ornamenting the »Cold Roast«
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Release date: 2013-02-11

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Ornamenting the »Cold Roast«

The Domestic Architecture and Interior Design of Upper-Class Boston Homes, 1760-1880

A unique investigation of domestic architecture and interior design as seen through the exploration of three houses lining the streets of 18th and 19th century Boston.
Placing America
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Release date: 2013-01-18

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Placing America

American Culture and its Spaces

This collection of essays provides an extensive and insightful study of how questions of space and spatiality influence our understanding of America.
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