A Concise Companion to American Studies (Blackwell by John Carlos Rowe

By John Carlos Rowe

'A better half to American Studies' is a vital quantity that brings jointly voices and scholarship from around the spectrum of yank experience.

• a suite of twenty-two unique essays which supplies an exceptional creation to the "new" American reviews: a comparative, transnational, postcolonial and polylingual discipline

• Addresses quite a few matters, from foundations and backgrounds to the sphere, to diverse theories of the “new” American stories, and matters from globalization and expertise to transnationalism and post-colonialism

• Explores the connection among American reviews and allied fields equivalent to Ethnic reports, Feminist, Queer and Latin American Studies

• Designed to impress dialogue and support scholars and students in any respect degrees enhance their very own methods to modern American stories

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1958. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, trans. Talcott Parsons. New York: Charles Scribners. 16 PART I Foundations and Backgrounds CHAPTER ONE Puritan Origins Philip F. Gura “American Studies” as an academic discipline arose in the aftermath of World War II, in good measure from the nation’s self-congratulation at the triumph of democratic principles which it believed it best exemplified. The movement’s origins, however, lay a generation earlier, among writers and intellectuals who sought to understand what they regarded as the nation’s uniqueness.

16 PART I Foundations and Backgrounds CHAPTER ONE Puritan Origins Philip F. Gura “American Studies” as an academic discipline arose in the aftermath of World War II, in good measure from the nation’s self-congratulation at the triumph of democratic principles which it believed it best exemplified. The movement’s origins, however, lay a generation earlier, among writers and intellectuals who sought to understand what they regarded as the nation’s uniqueness. ” The linkage of colonial New England to the nation’s origins, however, originated earlier; it was in full flower by the time of the much-ballyhooed bicentennial of the Pilgrims’ landfall at Plymouth.

Lowance published The Language of Canaan in 1980, with its claims for the persistence of a typological mode of interpretation through the American Renaissance, he merely certified what most had come to believe: 26 Puritan Origins scriptural analogy lay at the heart of the New England Puritan enterprise and so, by implication, beneath American culture as a whole. Bercovitch’s revisionary intent was further clarified in his own major works on early New England thought. In such works as The Puritan Origins of the American Self (1975) and The American Jeremiad (1978), he argued as insistently as Miller for continuities between Puritanism and later American history, but with a different emphasis.

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