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American Identities


American Identities

An Introductory Textbook
1. Aufl.

von: Lois P. Rudnick, Judith E. Smith, Rachel Lee Rubin

32,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 09.02.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9781405150095
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 384

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American Identities is a dazzling array of primary documents and critical essays culled from American history, literature, memoir, and popular culture that explore major currents and trends in American history from 1945 to the present. Charts the rich multiplicity of American identities through the different lenses of race, class, and gender, and shaped by common historical social processes such as migration, families, work, and war. Includes editorial introductions for the volume and for each reading, and study questions for each selection. Enables students to engage in the history-making process while developing the skills crucial to interpreting rich and enduring cultural texts. Accompanied by an instructor's guide containing reading, viewing, and listening exercises, interview questions, bibliographies, time-lines, and sample excerpts of students' family histories for course use.
Alternative Contents by Genre x Preface: How to Use This Book xiii Acknowledgments xiv Introduction 1 PART I IDENTITY, FAMILY, AND MEMORY 6 Understanding Identity 1 Identities and Social Locations: Who Am I? Who Are My People? 8Gwyn Kirk and Margo Okazawa-Rey American Families in Historical Perspective 2 What We Really Miss About the 1950s 17Stephanie Coontz Memory and Community 3 Generational Memory in an American Town 29John Bodnar 4 Growing Up Asian in America 39Kesaya E. Noda PART II WORLD WAR II AND THE POSTWAR ERA 1940–1960 46 World War II and American Families 5 War Babies 48Maria Fleming Tymoczko 6 From Citizen 13660 56Mine´ Okubo The Cold War and Domestic Politics 7 Containment at Home: Cold War, Warm Hearth 65Elaine Tyler May 8 The Problem That Has No Name 71Betty Friedan 9 The Civil Rights Revolution, 1945–1960 78William H. Chafe 10 From Like One of the Family: Conversations from a Domestic’s Life 84Alice Childress Family Migrations, Urban and Suburban 11 Songs of the Chicago Blues 90 12 Halfway to Dick and Jane: A Puerto Rican Pilgrimage 93Jack Agüeros 13 From Goodbye, Columbus 103Philip Roth PART III WAR AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, 1960–1975 112 The Civil Rights Movement 14 Letter from Birmingham City Jail 114Martin Luther King, Jr. 15 Message to the Grass Roots 119Malcolm X 16 Songs of the Civil Rights Movement 126 Student Activism 17 Port Huron Statement 130 Students for a Democratic Society 18 The Port Huron Statement at 40 134Tom Hayden and Richard Flacks The Vietnam War 19 From Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam 138Christian G. Appy 20 From Born on the Fourth of July 143Ron Kovic 21 From Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans 150Richard J. Ford III Black and Puerto Rican Power 22 Black Power: Its Need and Substance 158Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton 23 ‘‘Respect’’ 166Aretha Franklin 24 ‘‘Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)’’ 168James Brown 25 13-Point Program and Platform 170Young Lords Party Women’s Lives, Women’s Rights 26 Sources of the Second Wave: The Rebirth of Feminism 174Sara M. Evans 27 NOW Bill of Rights 185National Organization for Women 28 The Liberation of Black Women 187Pauli Murray 29 Jessie Lopez De La Cruz: The Battle for Farmworkers’ Rights 192Ellen Cantarow The American Indian Movement 30 This Country Was a Lot Better Off When the Indians Were Running It 203Vine Deloria, Jr. The Occupation of Alcatraz Island 208Indians of All Tribes The Gay Liberation Movement 31 Gay Liberation 212John D’Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman 32 The Fighting Irishman 218A. Damien Martin 33 The Drag Queen 226Rey ‘‘Sylvia Lee’’ Rivera The New American Right 34 From Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right 233Lisa McGirr PART IV A POSTINDUSTRIAL AND GLOBAL SOCIETY, 1975–2000 240 Deindustrializing America 35 From The Great U-Turn: Corporate Restructuring and the Polarizing of America 242Bennett Harrison and Barry Bluestone 36 From ‘‘It Ain’t No Sin To Be Glad You’re Alive’’: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen 249Eric Alterman 37 A Musical Representation of Work in Postindustrial America 254 38 Class in America: Myths and Realities (2000) 264Gregory Mantsios Marriage and Family: Modern and Postmodern 39 From Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 272Kristin Luker 40 The Making and Unmaking of Modern Families 281Judith Stacey Multicultural America 41 From Jasmine 290Bharati Mukherjee 42 Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural 300Claudine Chiawei O’Hearn 43 From The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems 305Sherman Alexie The United States as Borderlands 44 Through a Glass Darkly: Toward the Twenty-first Century 309Ronald Takaki 45 ‘‘To live in the Borderlands means you’’ 316Gloria Anzaldúa 46 From No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies 318Naomi Klein PART V THE FUTURE OF US ALL? 326 47 Brave New World: Gray Boys, Funky Aztecs, and Honorary Homegirls 328Lynell George 48 From The Future of Us All 335Roger Sanjek 49 The Society That Unions Can Build 348David Reynolds Text and Illustration Credits 359 Index 364
“This unique collection has what students (and their teachers) will find absorbing, provocative, and useful in that perennial quest to locate ourselves in a world we may not have made but that we can understand and change.” Paul Lauter, Trinity College
Lois P. Rudnick is Professor of English and American Studies and Director of the American Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Judith E. Smith is Professor of American Studies and Director, Graduate Program in American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Rachel Lee Rubin is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
American Identities is a dazzling array of primary documents and critical essays culled from American history, literature, memoir, and popular culture that explore major currents and trends in American history from World War II to the present. The textbook charts the rich multiplicity of American identities as refracted through the different lenses of race, class, and gender, and shaped by common historical social processes such as migration, families, work, and war. Rather than simply teaching history, American Identities actively engages students in the history-making process while developing the skills crucial to interpreting meaningful and enduring cultural texts. Substantial editorial matter and the accompanying instructor’s guide provide resources for classroom use and for student projects, including: Headnotes and study guide questions for each reading Exercises for individual and group reading and viewing Timelines Interview questions Bibliographies to guide students into becoming readers of American culture and historians of their families.
“This unique collection has what students (and their teachers) will find absorbing, provocative, and useful in that perennial quest to locate ourselves in a world we may not have made but that we can understand and change.” Paul Lauter, Trinity College

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