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  1. Class and the Making of American Literature

    Created Unequal

    Edited by Andrew Lawson

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book refocuses current understandings of American Literature from the revolutionary period to the present-day through an analytical accounting of class, reestablishing a foundation for discussions of class in American culture. American Studies scholars have explored the ways in which American...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership

    An International View of the White House

    Edited by Michael Patrick Cullinane, Clare Frances Elliott

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. White Hip Hoppers, Language and Identity in Post-Modern America

    By Cecelia Cutler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This book examines language and identity among White American middle and upper-middle class youth who affiliate with Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop youth engage in practices that range from the consumption of rap music and fashion to practices like MC-ing (writing and performing raps or "rhymes"), DJ-ing...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies

    The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context

    Edited by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    Eloise Jelinek was a leading authority on syntactic and semantic theory, information structure, and several Native American languages (including Lummi, Yaqui, and Navajo). She was one of the very first generative linguists who brought the theoretical implications of the properties of typologically...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. New Body Politics

    Narrating Arab and Black Identity in the Contemporary United States

    By Therí A. Pickens

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In the increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic American landscape of the present, understanding and bridging dynamic cross-cultural conversations about social and political concerns becomes a complicated humanistic project. How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The American Indian Frontier

    By William Christie Macleod

    Originally published between 1920-1970,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obama

    By Stephen Brooks

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

    By Guillermina De Ferrari

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. American Government (Package)

    with Perspectives on American Government, 7th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    This is a bundled package of American Government, 7th edition, and Perspectives in American Government. Cal Jillson’s American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change shows students how the nation’s past is present in all aspects of contemporary politics, using the...

    Published December 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Unarchived Histories

    The "mad" and the "trifling" in the colonial and postcolonial world

    Edited by Gyanendra Pandey

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    For some time now, scholars have recognized the archive less as a neutral repository of documents of the past, and rather more as a politically interested representation of it, and recognized that the very act of archiving is accompanied by a process of un-archiving. Michel Foucault pointed to "...

    Published December 24th 2013 by Routledge