By Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera
After American Studies is a well timed critique of nationwide and transnational ways to group, and their varieties of belonging and trans/patriotisms. utilizing experiences in multicultural psychology and cultural neuroscience to interpret an array of cultural forms—including literature, paintings, movie, advertisements, se's, city making plans, museum artifacts, visa coverage, public schooling, and ostensibly non-state media—the argument fills a spot in modern feedback by way of a spotlight on what makes cultural canons symbolically powerful (or not) for somebody uncovered to them. The booklet makes small print concerning the limits of transnationalism as a paradigm, evidencing how such ways frequently reiterate presumptive and essentialized notions of identification that functionality as new dimensions of exceptionalism. according to the shortcomings in trans/national feedback, the ultimate bankruptcy initiates a theoretical attention of a postgeographic and postcultural kind of neighborhood (and of cultural analysis).
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