American Studies 2

American Studies 2 - Old and New American Studies Older...

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Old and New American Studies Older paradigm: -”Myth and Symbol”: Frontier and Melting Pot -Exceptionalism: Unique to the US American experiment Current Paradigms: -Borderlands and Contact Zone -Globalization and Multiple and interconnected imaginaries Culture -Intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic development -Way of life of a people or group -Works and practices of intellect and art -Culture = a) Civilization or b) Practices and Beliefs of those in Power -Culture as Hegemony (Gramsci) - lived dominance -Cultural citizenship and recognition -Culture as a) Inherent/Intrinsic or b) Contested/Exchanged Practices and Beliefs -(that if you were born in one community, but raised in other, you would adapt) My Year of Meats (1998) -Ruth Ozeki (New Haven, CT, 1956-Present) -Documentary filmmaker and Novelist -Tradition of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1906): Novel exposing working conditions of meat industry -Sei Shonagon: Pillow Book (1000 CE): List as Literary Form -Shonagon: Jane::Jane:Akiko Themes
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course AMERICAN S 101 taught by Professor Dr.allanpunzalanisaac during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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