Notes - September 26, 2011 American Studies Laurence Buell...

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September 26, 2011 American Studies Laurence Buell (1990's) revisits founding essay "idealogy" vs myth Richard Slotkin (1973 onwards): Gunfighter Nation; Regeneration through Violence cen- ters on violence: history from below Ideology: -shared set of values and beliefs through which individuals naturalize and live out rela- tions to social institutions and structures - with Hegemoney (Antonio Gramsci) -Describes contestation and dominance of one social group over another; manufactured contest Old and New American Studies: Older paradigm: -"myth and symbol" : frontier and melting pot -exceptionalism: unique to the US American experiment Current paradigm: -borderlands and contact zone -globalization and multiple and interconnected imaginaries Fountain Hughes, Age 101 "You wasn't no more than a dog to some of them in them days. You wasn't treated as good as they treat dogs now. But still i didn't like to talk about it. Because it makes, makes people feel bad you know. Uh, I, I could say a whole lot I dint like to say. And I
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course AMERICAN S 101 taught by Professor Dr.allanpunzalanisaac during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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