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The Resource An unfamiliar America : essays in American studies, edited by Ari Helo and Mikko Saikku, (electronic resource)

An unfamiliar America : essays in American studies, edited by Ari Helo and Mikko Saikku, (electronic resource)

Label
An unfamiliar America : essays in American studies
Title
An unfamiliar America
Title remainder
essays in American studies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ari Helo and Mikko Saikku
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This collection focuses on conceptions of the unfamiliar from the viewpoint of mainstream American history: aliens, immigrants, ethnic groups, and previously unencountered ideas and ideologies in Trumpian America. The book suggests bringing historical thinking back to the center of American Studies, given that it has been recently challenged by the influential memory studies boom. As much as identity-building appears to be the central concern for much of the current practice in American history writing, it is worth keeping in mind that historical truth may not always directly contribute to one's identity-building. The researcher's constant quest for truth does not equate to already possessing it. History changes all the time, because it consists of our constant reinterpretation of the past. It is only the past that does not change. This collection aims at keeping these two apart, while scrutinizing a variety of contested topics in American history, from xenophobic attitudes toward eighteenth-century university professors, Apache masculinity, Ku Klux Klan, Tom Waits's lyrics, and the politics of the Trump era"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Helo, Ari
  • Saikku, Mikko
Series statement
  • Routledge advances in American history
  • T&F EBS eBooks
Series volume
18
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Xenophobia
  • Racism
  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • Christianity and politics
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
An unfamiliar America : essays in American studies, edited by Ari Helo and Mikko Saikku, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003092131
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781003092131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000218336
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1158507997
Label
An unfamiliar America : essays in American studies, edited by Ari Helo and Mikko Saikku, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003092131
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781003092131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000218336
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1158507997

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