A Companion to American Cultural History

A Companion to American Cultural History

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A Companion to American Cultural History offers a historiographic overview of the scholarship, with special attention to the major studies and debates that have shaped the field, and an assessment of where it is currently headed. 30 essays explore the history of American culture at all analytic levels Written by scholarly experts well-versed in the questions and controversies that have activated interest in this burgeoning field Part of the authoritative Blackwell Companions to American History series Provides both a chronological and thematic approach: topics range from British America in the Eighteenth Century to the modern day globalization of American Culture; thematic approaches include gender and sexuality and popular culture... Sam Patch, The Famous Jumper (2003), explores the fascinating career of a Rhode Island mill worker-cum-waterfall daredevil. ... And more likely than not, he would have found himself operating within rigidly hegemonic aquot;structuresaquot; of social, ... skillfully juxtaposes Patcha#39;s drunken bravado with the disciplinary projects championed by bourgeois property owners and ... Nor had previous studies explained the specific ideological process by which large numbers of manual laborersanbsp;...

Title:A Companion to American Cultural History
Author:Karen Halttunen
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell - 2008-02-26


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