Beyond the crisis in US American studies: Scandinavian perspectives

David E Nye

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"This volume celebrates the 40th anniversary of the journal American Studies in Scandinavia, which began publication in 1967. The first of a series of books that will bring together the distinctive scholarship of the Nordic Association for American Studies, it situates Scandinavian practices in relation to American Studies debates inside the US, where for a decade scholars argued about the shape and subject matter of the field. Is this a crisis in American Studies as a whole? Or is the problem largely confined to the United States? How is this interdisciplinary activity different in a Scandinavian context? These questions ultimately are about the field's direction and international coherence." "Beyond the crisis in US American Studies is an invitation to develop a dialogue across the Atlantic. For too long European scholars have watched Americanists in the United States as though looking through a one-way window, invisible to those arguing on the other side of the glass. For too long US Americanists have scarcely realized that what appeared a mirror could be a window."--Jacket
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationOdense
PublisherUniversity Press of Southern Denmark
Number of pages255
ISBN (Print)8776742520, 9788776742522
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameUniversity of Southern Denmark studies in history and social sciences
Volumev. 348
ISSN (Print)0078-3307

Bibliographical note

Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-252) and index


  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Civilization
  • Intellectual life
  • Nordische Staaten
  • Americanization
  • United States
  • Globalization
  • Europe
  • National characteristics, American
  • Amerikaforschung
  • Group identity


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