By Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera
After American Studies is a well timed critique of nationwide and transnational ways to group, and their different types of belonging and trans/patriotisms. utilizing stories in multicultural psychology and cultural neuroscience to interpret an array of cultural forms—including literature, artwork, movie, ads, se's, city making plans, museum artifacts, visa coverage, public schooling, and ostensibly non-state media—the argument fills a spot in modern feedback by way of a spotlight on what makes cultural canons symbolically powerful (or not) for somebody uncovered to them. The booklet makes small print concerning the limits of transnationalism as a paradigm, evidencing how such techniques frequently reiterate presumptive and essentialized notions of id that functionality as new dimensions of exceptionalism. in keeping with the shortcomings in trans/national feedback, the ultimate bankruptcy initiates a theoretical attention of a postgeographic and postcultural type of neighborhood (and of cultural analysis).
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After American Studies: Rethinking the Legacies of Transnational Exceptionalism (Routledge Advances in American History) by Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera