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How Far is America from Here?: Selected Proceedings of the First World Congress of the International American Studies Association 22-24 May 2003 Theo Dhaen

How Far is America from Here?: Selected Proceedings of the First World Congress of the International American Studies Association 22-24 May 2003

Theo Dhaen

Published August 3rd 2002
ISBN : 9789042017566
Hardcover
636 pages
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These papers were first presented at the first World Congress of the International American Studies Association held in 2003. The articles interrogate the notions of America, locality and identity and consider the multiple Americas within the USMoreThese papers were first presented at the first World Congress of the International American Studies Association held in 2003. The articles interrogate the notions of America, locality and identity and consider the multiple Americas within the US and the bi-continental western hemisphere. The topics vary as widely as the definitions of America itself. They include Americas role in globalization, geographical exploration- capital expansion- integration- transculturalism- pre-Columbian and Native American cultures- American exceptionalism- the discourse of terrorism- and the literary representation of American cities. Several contributors also discuss the current state of American Studies itself. The volume lacks an index. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR