Post-Nationalism, Globalism, and the New American Studies

John Carlos Rowe

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2000 | ISBN: 9780520224384
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925267 | DOI:
Post-Nationalism, Globalism, and the New American Studies

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This chapter discusses the new American Studies. It introduces the “border studies” of the interactions and intersections of the different cultures of the United States and takes note of the criticisms of “American Exceptionalism”. It looks at the fundamental reconsiderations of what constitutes “American Studies” as a field—or fields—of study. It discusses the anti-theoretical bias in American Studies and identifies the “post-nationalist” challenges to the study of the Americas. The chapter also covers the problems that surround the new American Studies and introduces the American Studies Association.

Keywords: new American Studies; border studies; criticisms; American Exceptionalism; anti-theoretical bias; post-nationalist challenges; American Studies Association

Chapter.  7594 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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