This much-needed update of American Cultural Studies provides an introduction to the central themes in modern American culture and exploring how these themes can be interpreted. Neil Campbell and Alasdair Kean discuss the various aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality and regionalism. Updates and revisions include: a new introduction engaging with current debates in the field an all-new chapter on foreign policy thorough discussion of globalization and Americanization new case studies updated list of further reading. A refreshing and contemporary update of a staple text on American Studies reading lists.
Table of Contents
1. New Beginnings: American Culture and Identity 2. Ethnicity and Immigration: Between Many Worlds 3. African Americans: 'I Don't Sing Other People's Voices' 4. In God We Trust?: Religion in American Life 5. Approaches to Regionalism: The West and the South 6. The American City: 'The Old Knot of Contrariety' 7. Gender and Sexuality: 'To Break the Old Circuits' 8. Representing Youth: Outside the Sunken Nursery 9. The Spread of Freedom 10. The Transmission of American Culture