What is American?

ab 19,90 

Walter W. Hölbling, Klaus Rieser (Eds.)

New Identities in U.S. Culture

ISBN 978-3-8258-7734-5
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2004
Seiten 392
Bindung broschiert
Reihe American Studies in Austria

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Identity is one of the central cultural narratives of the US on which
both dominant and resistant discourses draw. This critical anthology
honors the topic’s diversity while concentrating on one central aspect,
that of newness. Construction of identities, their invention, reinvention
and reformulation are discussed within four thematic categories: New
Concepts and Reconsiderations, Migration and Multiple Identities,
Individuation and Privatized Identity Construction, and (Re-)
Inventions and Virtual Identities. Written by European as well as U. S.
scholars, ranging from the 19th century to the utopian future, from
mainstream canonized figures to transgender performers, from a
critique of individualism to a celebration of loneliness, the articles
present a cross-section of current research on U.S. identities.