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“For a while they felt better”: Negation in A Flag for Sunrise

Harrison, Brady (7 oct. 2011)

In A Flag for Sunrise, American novelist Robert Stoneexplores the metaphysics of empire, attempting to understand what fears, desires, and ontological conditions impel imperialism. Beneath the stories our leaders tell us to justify interventionism, Stone contends, dwell deep - seated, but over - ...

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Karen L. Cox, ed. Destination Dixie: Tourism & Southern History.

Niewiadomska-Flis, Urszula (30 juil. 2013)

William Faulkner’s well-known statement: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” captures an idée fixe Southerners have about history, past, and memory. Southerners’ pride in their region and their fetish for explaining its distinctive past found its way into booming heritage tourism ...

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Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler. Keywords for American Cultural Studies

Papagianni, Chrysavgi (17 févr. 2016)

Keywords for American Cultural Studies makes an attempt to approach the various terms and keywords included in it not as words with fixed meaning but rather as flexible linguistic constructs whose meanings change over time and within specific socio-historical contexts. In this respect the book is ...

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Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Queequeg’s Coffin: Indigenous Literacies and Early American Literature; Roberta Ulrich, American Indian Nations from Termination to Restoration, 1953-2006; Maureen Trudelle Schwarz, Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture:

Mackay, James (18 sept. 2014)

From the outside, it seems insane that a major sports team in the world’s only superpower should, in 2014, continue to bear a racial slur as its name, and this despite protests from people of colour, former players, Senators, Congressmen and even the country’s president.  Yet the Washington ...

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At the Meetin’ Tree: Reading, Storytelling, and Transculturation in Daniel Black’s They Tell Me of a Home

Kilpeläinen, Pekka (11 août 2016)

This article offers a transcultural reading of the issues of cultural trauma and mobility in Daniel Black’s novel They Tell Me of a Home (2005). The protagonist, T.L., returns to his agrarian home community, Swamp Creek, in Arkansas, after a ten-year absence in which he received a PhD in black ...

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Roger House, Blue Smoke: The Recorded Journey of Big Bill Broonzy.

O’Connell, Christian (3 oct. 2011)

It is surprising that a full biography of Big Bill Broonzy has not appeared since Yannick Bruynoghe’s collection of interviews with the singer in Big Bill Blues (1955). Broonzy recorded just under a thousand sides in his career, making him one of the most widely recorded blues musicians of the ...

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Khyati Y. Joshi and Jigna Desai, eds. Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Immigration in the South.

Niewiadomska-Flis, Urszula (6 oct. 2015)

Even though one cannot judge the book by its cover, Asian Americans in Dixie’s cover poignantly captures the book’s subject matter. The patchwork shape of the Southern states made from pieces of Asian fabric visually underscores the rich ethnic and national heterogeneity of Asians and Asian- ...

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Reading American Fat in France : Obesity and Food Culture

Roux, Laura Knowlton – Le (5 nov. 2007)

One of the least flattering images that America is now associated with in France and in other European countries is a ballooning stomach. Pictures of overweight American children and adults are regularly used in French TV news, shows and in the print media. Every campaign against obesity in the land ...

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Mariana Neț, Once Upon Two Cities. A Parallel Between New York City and Bucharest by 1900

Oltean, Roxana (14 mars 2017)

Mariana Neț, Once Upon Two Cities. A Parallel Between New York City and Bucharest by 1900 Common Ground Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 1612298826. Roxana Oltean The University of Bucharest Anchored in the fruitful tradition of nouvelle histoire, and intersecting other scholarly fields such as imagology ...

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Lawrence R. Samuel, The American Middle Class: A Cultural History

Maragou, Helena (10 févr. 2015)

In The American Middle Class: A Cultural History, Lawrence R. Samuel attempts to provide context to what he refers to as “the most important issue in the national conversation,” the fall of the American middle class.  Samuels offers an overview of the history of the class that has been ...

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