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The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture

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Christopher Bigsby, Godfrey Hodgson, Richard King, Roger Daniels, Peter W. Williams, Wade Clark Roof, Natalie Caron, Nicolas Kanellos, Werner Sollors, James Kyung-Jin Lee, S. J. Kleinberg, Robert McRuer, Kenneth P. O'Brien, Stephen J. Whitfield, Hugh Wilford, John Hellmann, Eric Homberger, William Brooks, Paul Oliver, Walter Metz, Paul Buhle, Brenda Murphy, Emory Elliott, Tim Woods
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  • Date Published: October 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521601092

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture offers a comprehensive, authoritative and accessible overview of the cultural themes and intellectual issues that drive the dominant culture of the twentieth century. This companion explores the social, political and economic forces that have made America what it is today. It shows how these contexts impact upon twentieth-century American literature, cinema and art. An international team of contributors examines the special contribution of African Americans and of immigrant communities to the variety and vibrancy of modern America. The essays range from art to politics, popular culture to sport, immigration and race to religion and war. Varied, extensive and challenging, this Companion is essential reading for students and teachers of American studies around the world. It is the most accessible and useful introduction available to an exciting range of topics in modern American culture.

    • Aimed at an international audience studying American studies
    • Covers a wide range of topics from art and literature to politics, sport and popular culture
    • Includes a chronology and suggestions for further study
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    • Date Published: October 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521601092
    • length: 518 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 150 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. What then is the American? Christopher Bigsby
    2. The American century Godfrey Hodgson
    3. The regions and regionalism Richard King
    4. Immigration to the United States in the twentieth century Roger Daniels
    5. Religion in the United States in the twentieth century:
    1900–60 Peter W. Williams
    6. Shifting boundaries: religion and the United States 1960-present Wade Clark Roof and Natalie Caron
    7. The Hispanic background of the United States Nicolas Kanellos
    8. African Americans since 1900 Werner Sollors
    9. Asian Americans James Kyung-Jin Lee
    10. Women in the twentieth century S. J. Kleinberg
    11. Queer America Robert McRuer
    12. The road to Empire: the United States, war and the twentieth century Kenneth P. O'Brien
    13. The culture of the Cold War Stephen J. Whitfield
    14. Secret America: the CIA and American culture Hugh Wilford
    15. Vietnam and the 1960s John Hellmann
    16. New York City and the struggle of the modern Eric Homberger
    17. Music: sound: technology William Brooks
    18. African American music of the twentieth century Paul Oliver
    19. Hollywood cinema Walter Metz
    20. Popular culture Paul Buhle
    21. Theatre Brenda Murphy
    22. Society and the novel in twentieth-century America Emory Elliott
    23. 'Preferring the wrong way': the ethical diversity of US twentieth-century poetry Tim Woods.

  • Editor

    Christopher Bigsby, University of East Anglia
    Christopher Bigsby is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia.

    Contributors

    Christopher Bigsby, Godfrey Hodgson, Richard King, Roger Daniels, Peter W. Williams, Wade Clark Roof, Natalie Caron, Nicolas Kanellos, Werner Sollors, James Kyung-Jin Lee, S. J. Kleinberg, Robert McRuer, Kenneth P. O'Brien, Stephen J. Whitfield, Hugh Wilford, John Hellmann, Eric Homberger, William Brooks, Paul Oliver, Walter Metz, Paul Buhle, Brenda Murphy, Emory Elliott, Tim Woods

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