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Creating the Multicultural Nation

George J. Sánchez

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0003
Creating the Multicultural Nation

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This chapter provides a critical examination of the relationship between the newly restored field of American Studies and the various fields of Ethnic Studies. It investigates a particular ideological focus of more recent work in American Studies, which claims to be “post-ethnic” in analysis and motivation. It is then argued that present discussions on the place of the two fields of Ethnic Studies and American Studies in academia and on certain U.S. campuses reflect the deep conflict toward unity and difference.

Keywords: American Studies; Ethnic Studies; post-ethnic; unity; difference

Chapter.  9905 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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