ERIC Number: EJ851978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
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Should American Studies Study Itself?
Hartley, James E.
Academic Questions, v17 n2 p33-44 Mar 2004
James E. Hartley tracks the rise of American Studies early in the twentieth century as a scholarly effort to draw distinctions between American culture and things European. The radical impulse for relevance in the 1960s brought an end to that and to the quaint concept that great books allow an easy summing up of our values and ideals. Professor Hartley proceeds to illustrate what remains on today's campus with quotations from officers of the American Studies Association, who take delight from our failings and accentuate every condition and circumstance that is likely to divide us. (Contains 34 notes.)
Descriptors: American Studies, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Role of Education, Cultural Context
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States