American Encounters Book

American Encounters


  • Author : Angela L. Miller
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 686
  • ISBN : UOM:39076002707243

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"Contextual in approch, this text draws on socio-economic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, and explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture. Thematically interrelating the visual arts to other material artifacts and cultural practices, the text examines how artists and architects produced artwork that visually expressed various social and political values."--Publisher's website.

American Encounters Book

American Encounters


  • Author : Angela L. Miller
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 686
  • ISBN : 0130300047

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"Contextual in approch, this text draws on socio-economic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, and explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture. Thematically interrelating the visual arts to other material artifacts and cultural practices, the text examines how artists and architects produced artwork that visually expressed various social and political values."--Publisher's website.

American Encounters Book

American Encounters


  • Author : Angela L. Miller
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2018
  • Category : Art and society
  • Pages : 686
  • ISBN : 1941823130

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"American Encounters provides a narrative of the history of American art that focuses on historical encounters among diverse cultures, upon broad structural transformations such as the rise of the middle classes and the emergence of consumer and mass culture, and on the fluid conversations between "high" art and vernacular expressions. The text emphasizes the intersections among cultures and populations, as well as the exchanges, borrowings, and appropriations that have enriched and vitalized our collective cultural heritage"--Washington University Open Scholarship website, viewed February 21, 2018.

American Encounters Book

American Encounters


  • Author : Peter C. Mancall
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 739
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105123224730

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The updated and revised second edition of American Encounters features new essays from the vibrant field of Native American studies and the classic essays on early Native American history from the first edition. Over the past thirty years, historians, anthropologists, and other scholars have transformed our understanding of the history of North America's native people between first contact with Europeans in 1492 and the era of Indian removal in the early 19th century. This essential anthology offers comprehensive yet focused coverage on a wide range of topics, including contact, exchange, disease, religion, and warfare.

Pandita Ramabai s American Encounter Book

Pandita Ramabai s American Encounter


  • Author : Ramabai Sarasvati
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Date : 2003
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780253215710

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"... [A] rare and remarkable insight into an Indian woman's take on American culture in the 19th century, refracted through her own experiences with British colonialism, Indian nationalism, and Christian culture on no less than three continents.... a fabulous resource for undergraduate teaching." —Antoinette Burton In the 1880s, Pandita Ramabai traveled from India to England and then to the U.S., where she spent three years immersed in the milieu of progressive social reform movements of the day. Born into a Brahmin family and widowed while still young, she converted to Christianity while in England. In India, she was an activist for the education of women and the improvement of the status of widows. Abroad, she was iconized as a champion of the "oppressed Hindu woman." The Peoples of the United States is Ramabai's comprehensive description of American life, ranging from government to economy, education to domestic activity. As an account of a Western society by an Indian woman and a feminist, it reverses the established equation of male, Orientalist travel narratives. First published in Marathi in 1889, it is offered here in an elegant and engaging English translation by Meera Kosambi, who also provides a critical introduction and extensive annotations.

The German American Encounter Book

The German American Encounter


  • Author : Frank Trommler
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Date : 2001
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1571812903

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While Germans, the largest immigration group in the United States, contributed to the shaping of American society and left their mark on many areas from religion and education to food, farming, political and intellectual life, Americans have been instrumental in shaping German democracy after World War II. Both sides can claim to be part of each other's history, and yet the question arises whether this claim indicates more than a historical interlude in the forming of the Atlantic civilization. In this volume some of the leading historians, social scientists and literary scholars from both sides of the Atlantic have come together to investigate, for the first time in a broad interdisciplinary collaboration, the nexus of these interactions in view of current and future challenges to German-American relations.

American Encounters Book

American Encounters


  • Author : University Peter C Mancall
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Date : 2000
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 0415923751

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A collection of articles that describe the relationships and encounters between Native Americans and Europeans throughout American history.

Close Encounters of Empire Book
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Close Encounters of Empire


  • Author : Emily S. Rosenberg
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Date : 1998
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 0822320991

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Essays that suggest new ways of understanding the role that US actors and agencies have played in Latin America." - publisher.

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American Encounters


  • Author : Jose Eduardo Limon
  • Publisher : Beacon Press (MA)
  • Date : 1998
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : UTEXAS:059173001373653

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An award-winning anthropologist looks into history, politics, literature, folklore, ethnography, biography, film, song, and dance to probe the deeply entwined and ambivalent relationship between both sides of the U.S./Mexico border over the past 150 years.

Epic Encounters Book
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Epic Encounters


  • Author : Melani McAlister
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Date : 2005-07-05
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 9780520932012

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Epic Encounters examines how popular culture has shaped the ways Americans define their "interests" in the Middle East. In this innovative book—now brought up-to-date to include 9/11 and the Iraq war—Melani McAlister argues that U.S. foreign policy, while grounded in material and military realities, is also developed in a cultural context. American understandings of the region are framed by narratives that draw on religious belief, news media accounts, and popular culture. This remarkable and pathbreaking book skillfully weaves lively and accessible readings of film, media, and music with a rigorous analysis of U.S. foreign policy, race politics, and religious history. The new chapter, titled "9/11 and After: Snapshots on the Road to Empire," considers and brilliantly analyzes five images that have become iconic: (1) New York City firemen raising the American flag out of the rubble of the World Trade Center, (2) the televised image of Osama bin-Laden, (3) Afghani women in burqas, (4) the statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in Baghdad, and (5) the hooded and wired prisoner in Abu Ghraib. McAlister's singular achievement is to illuminate the contexts of these five images both at the time they were taken and as they relate to current events, an accomplishment all the more remarkable since—to paraphrase her new preface—we are today struggling to look backward at something that is still rushing ahead.

Uneven Encounters Book

Uneven Encounters


  • Author : Micol Seigel
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Date : 2010-07-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9780822392170

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In Uneven Encounters, Micol Seigel chronicles the exchange of popular culture between Brazil and the United States in the years between the World Wars, and demonstrates how that exchange affected ideas of race and nation in both countries. From Americans interpreting advertisements for Brazilian coffee or dancing the Brazilian maxixe, to Rio musicians embracing the “foreign” qualities of jazz, Seigel traces a lively, cultural back and forth. Along the way, she shows how race and nation for both elites and non-elites are constructed together, and driven by global cultural and intellectual currents as well as local, regional, and national ones. Seigel explores the circulation of images of Brazilian coffee and of maxixe in the United States during the period just after the imperial expansions of the early twentieth century. Exoticist interpretations structured North Americans’ paradoxical sense of themselves as productive “consumer citizens.” Some people, however, could not simply assume the privileges of citizenship. In their struggles against racism, Afro-descended citizens living in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, New York, and Chicago encountered images and notions of each other, and found them useful. Seigel introduces readers to cosmopolitan Afro-Brazilians and African Americans who rarely traveled far from home but who nonetheless absorbed ideas from abroad. She suggests that studies comparing U.S. and Brazilian racial identities as two distinct constructions are misconceived. Racial formation transcends national borders; attempts to understand it must do the same.

Americans in China Book

Americans in China


  • Author : Terry Lautz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2022
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780197512838

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Walter Judd : Cold War crusader -- Clarence Adams & Morris Wills : searching for utopia -- Joan Hinton & Sid Engst : true believers -- Chen-ning Yang : science and patriotism -- J. Stapleton Roy : art of diplomacy -- Jerome & Joan Cohen : charting new frontiers -- Elizabeth Perry : legacy of protest -- Shirley Young : joint ventures -- John Kamm : negotiating human rights -- Melinda Liu : reporting the China story.

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American Encounters


  • Author : Jose Limon
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Date : 1999-11-10
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0807002372

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The idea of crossing the border between the United States and what award-winning anthropologist José Limón calls "Greater Mexico" has always conjured images of racial hostility and exclusion. Through literature, film, song, and dance, American Encounters explores an alternative history of attraction and desire between the U.S. and Greater Mexico, offering a vision of hope for the future.

Mirror in the Shrine Book

Mirror in the Shrine


  • Author : Robert A. Rosenstone
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Date : 1988
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 0674576411

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Based on the travels of Griffis, Morse, and Hearn in the late 1800s, these stories evoke the immediacy of daily experience in Meiji, Japan, a nation still feudal in many of its habits yet captivating to Westerners for its gentleness, beauty, and pure charm. Illustrated.

American Studies Encounters the Middle East Book

American Studies Encounters the Middle East


  • Author : Alex Lubin
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Date : 2016-08-24
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781469628851

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In the field of American studies, attention is shifting to the long history of U.S. engagement with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and in the context of recent Arab uprisings in protest against economic inequality, social discrimination, and political repression. Here, Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy curate a new collection of essays that focuses on the cultural politics of America's entanglement with the Middle East and North Africa, making a crucial intervention in the growing subfield of transnational American studies. Featuring a diverse list of contributors from the United States, the Arab world, and beyond, American Studies Encounters the Middle East analyzes Arab-American relations by looking at the War on Terror, pop culture, and the influence of the American hegemony in a time of revolution. Contributors include Christina Moreno Almeida, Ashley Dawson, Brian T. Edwards, Waleed Hazbun, Craig Jones, Osamah Khalil, Mounira Soliman, Helga Tawil-Souri, Judith E. Tucker, Adam John Waterman, and Rayya El Zein.