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New North American Studies, The: Culture, Writing And The Politics Of Re/cognition

by Winfried Siemerling
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  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publishing date: 11/01/2005
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780415335973
  • ISBN: 0415335973


In this original and ground-breaking study, Winfried Siemerling examines the complexities of recognition and identity, rejecting previous nationalized thinking to approach North American cultural transformations from transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Using material from the United States and Canada as case studies and drawing on a wide range of texts and theorists, he examines postcoloniality and cultural emergence from the sixties to the present against earlier backgrounds. Siemerling's argument for a retheorization of the field takes on the full history of multiculturalism debates, including radical readings of W.E.B. Du Bois and Charles Taylor and their relation to G.W.F. Hegel, and challenging many of the models of multiculturalism in use today.

Tackling controversial subjects such as identity politics, he New North American Studies proposes a fresh outlook on the most central issues of North American cultural politics, from debates on canon formation to the role of racial and linguistic difference. Concluding with a look at the future of cultural difference, Winfried Siemerling's study is an innovative rethinking of the whole field of North American Studies.

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    The five stars are for the book Siemerling wrote, which is fantastically useful. My anger and resentment are for the publisher. The price of this kindle edition, while lower than that of some academic titles, is still pretty darn high for something I'll need a library copy of if I ever need to cite page numbers. In several respects this book has better formatting (linked table of contents and endnotes) and fewer typos than many kindle books I've suffered through. My complaint, and it's a big one, is that the publisher hasn't figured out how to indent a paragraph. Come on. $27.16 doesn't buy me indented paragraphs?

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