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  1. Transnationalism and American Literature

    Literary Translation 1773–1892

    By Colleen G. Boggs

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    What is transnationalism and how does it affect American literature? This book examines nineteenth century contexts of transnationalism, translation and American literature. The discussion of transnationalism largely revolves around the question of what role nationalism plays in the...

    Published January 29th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Museum Informatics

    People, Information, and Technology in Museums

    By Paul F. Marty, Katherine Burton Jones

    Series: Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science

    Museum Informatics explores the sociotechnical issues that arise when people, information, and technology interact in museums. It is designed specifically to address the many challenges faced by museums, museum professionals, and museum visitors in the information society. It examines not only...

    Published January 7th 2009 by Routledge

  3. The Literary Quest for an American National Character

    By Finn Pollard

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    "What then is the American, this new man?" This question is explored here through the lives and writings of a sequence of imaginative authors each of whom confronted a crucial moment in the evolution of the new nation (from Crevecoeur and the Revolution, through Washington Irving and...

    Published November 21st 2008 by Routledge

  4. Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'


    By Justine Tally

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This work expands the scope of Morrison’s project to examine the ways and means of memory in the preservation of belief systems passed down from the earliest civilizations (both the Classical Greek and the Ancient Egyptian) as a challenge to the sterility of modernity. Moreover, this research...

    Published November 20th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Disability, Mothers, and Organization

    Accidental Activists

    By Melanie Panitch

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    This book examines how and why mothers with disabled children became activists. Leading campaigns to close institutions and secure human rights, these women learned to mother as activists, struggling in their homes and communities against the debilitating and demoralizing effects of exclusion....

    Published October 28th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Making American Art

    By Pam Meecham, Julie Sheldon

    Making American Art presents a thematic, interdisciplinary examination of art in the United States from the seventeenth century to the present day. The themes and issues explored in Making American Art pull together documentary material, art works and contemporary theory to enliven what can often...

    Published September 29th 2008 by Routledge

  7. The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction

    John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo

    By Catherine Morley

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations and describes how this tradition has impacted upon...

    Published September 25th 2008 by Routledge

  8. A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy

    By Robert B. Talisse

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In recent years there has been a renewed interest in American pragmatism. In political philosophy, the revival of pragmatism has led to a new appreciation for the democratic theory of John Dewey. In this book, Robert B. Talisse advances a series of pragmatic arguments against Deweyan democracy....

    Published September 15th 2008 by Routledge

  9. America, Technology and Strategic Culture

    A Clausewitzian Assessment

    By Brice Harris

    Series: Strategy and History

    This book analyses the American way of war within the context of Clausewitzian theory. In doing so, it draws conclusions about the origins, viability, and technical feasibility of America’s current strategic approach. The author argues that the situation in which America has found itself in Iraq...

    Published August 21st 2008 by Routledge

  10. US Defense Politics

    The Origins of Security Policy

    By Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz, Caitlin Talmadge

    This new textbook seeks to explain how US defense and national security policy is formulated and conducted. The focus is on the role of the President, Congress, political partisans, defense industries, lobbies, science, the media, and interest groups, including the military itself, in shaping...

    Published August 6th 2008 by Routledge