The cultural politics of the new American studies

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dc.contributor.author Rowe, John Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-20T15:46:23Z
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dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Rowe, J. C. (2012). The Cultural Politics of the New American Studies. Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press. DOI: 2027/spo.10945585.0001.001 en
dc.identifier.endpage 232
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-60785-243-8
dc.identifier.isbn 9781607852421
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5638
dc.identifier.doi 2027/spo.10945585.0001.001
dc.identifier.doi 10.3998/ohp.10945585.0001.001
dc.description.abstract In The Cultural Politics of the New American Studies, leading American Studies scholar John Carlos Rowe responds to two urgent questions for intellectuals. First, how did neoliberal ideology use the issues of feminism, gay rights, multiculturalism, transnationalism and globalization, class mobility, religious freedom, and freedom of speech and cultural expression to justify a new -American Exceptionalism,- designed to support U.S. economic, political, military, and cultural expansion around the world in the past two decades? Second, if neoliberalism has employed successfully various cultural media, then what are the best means of criticizing its main claims and fundamental purposes? Is it possible under these circumstances to imagine a -counter-culture,- which might effectively challenge neoliberalism or is such an alternative already controlled and contained by such labels as -political correctness,- -the far left,- -radicalism,- -extremism,- even -terrorism,- which in the popular imagination refer to political and social minorities, doomed thereby to marginalization? Rowe argues that the tradition of -cultural criticism- advocated by influential public intellectuals, like Edward Said, can be adapted to the new circumstances demanded by the hegemony of neoliberalism and its successful command of new media. Yet rather than simply honoring such important predecessors as Said, we need to reconceive the role of the public intellectual as more than just an -interdisciplinary scholar- but also as a social critic able to negotiate the different media. en
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dc.publisher Open Humanities Press en
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dc.rights © 2012, John Carlos Rowe. This is an open access book, licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike license. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy their work so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. Read more about the license at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 en
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dc.subject American studies en
dc.subject Neoliberal ideology en
dc.subject Cultural criticism en
dc.title The cultural politics of the new American studies en
dc.type Book en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.placepublication Ann Arbor en


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© 2012, John Carlos Rowe. This is an open access book, licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike license. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy their work so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. Read more about the license at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2012, John Carlos Rowe. This is an open access book, licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike license. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy their work so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. Read more about the license at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0
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