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The New North American Studies: Culture, Writing and the Politics of Re/Cognition W. Siemerling

The New North American Studies: Culture, Writing and the Politics of Re/Cognition

W. Siemerling

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ISBN : 9780415335973
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224 pages
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In this original and ground-breaking study, Winfried Siemerling examines the complexities of identity and recognition in the meaning of American- rejecting previous nationalized thinking to approach North American cultural transformations fromMoreIn this original and ground-breaking study, Winfried Siemerling examines the complexities of identity and recognition in the meaning of American- rejecting previous nationalized thinking to approach North American cultural transformations from transnational and inter-disciplinary perspectives. Using material from the United States and Canada as case studies, and drawing on a wide range of native and ethnic texts and theorists, he examines cultural emergence and postcoloniality from the sixties to the present. Siemerlings argument for a retheorization of the field takes on the full history of multiculturalism debates, including radical readings of the work of G. W. F. Hegel, W.E.B. Du Bois and Charles Taylor, and challenging many of the models of multiculturalism in use today. Tackling controversial subjects such as identity politics, The 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. Siemerlings study is an innovative rethinking of the whole field of American Studies.