The final chapter assesses his posthumous role in the Americanist
Crews acknowledges the need for accommodating a broader view of American culture but scores this New Americanist
criticism for "its self-righteousness, its tendency to conceive of American history only as a highlight film of outrages, its impatience with artistic purposes other than |redefining the social order,' and its choice of critical principles according to the partisan cause at hand." He is particularly shrewd at exposing the double-think of radical critics who "interrogate" canonical and noncanonical writers by different standards.
Expanded and rewritten from presentations to a July 2012 international Americanist
convention in Vienna, 11 studies explore indigenous perceptions of leadership in lowland and highland South America, changing styles of leadership in lowland South America, and Amazonian indigenous actors in state politics.
While K12/Connections-style virtual academies may be a bad fit for homeschoolers, there are, nonetheless, some online homeschool curricula that not only provide solid academics, but which also reinforce the Christian and Americanist
values a majority of homeschool parents say they want for their kids.
Rosemary Radford Ruether's call for a new Barmen Declaration, one that would reject "Americanist
Christianity" just as the original denounced the "German Christianity" of the 1930s, is provocative and timely.
Bush's reverence for previous Americanist
scholarship (in these cases, especially, that of Sacvan Bercovitch on the jeremiad as quintessential American form an d Garry Wills on the Declaration as a fundament of American myth) is balanced by the refinements and extensions he makes.
She combines three general approaches in her analysis: examination of the historical development of the Latin Americanist
discourse (the sum of writings that have attempted to define Latin American culture, identity, and reality, often by way of reference to Europe); biographical accounts of Carpentier and Cortazar as situated historically in relation to the Latin Americanist
discourse and in relation to how they formulated their poetics in relation to this discourse; and exegetical analysis of their writings that addresses how they implement this Latin Americanist
project of poetics in literary practice.
John Perna, Columbia, S.C.: The Americanist
Co., 2006, 32 pages, booklet.
In the context of increasing use of an "Americanist
" messianic nationalism by the Bush administration to justify its "war against terrorism," the question needs to be posed, particularly for U.S.
In contrast to the leading labor historians, New Americanist
literary critics, and scholars of black transnationalism who have come to view the idea of American exceptionalism as a retrograde embarrassment, Iton conceives the issue as the key to understanding still-critical failures of American collectivism.
In Moreiras's case, despite his solidarity with Latin Americanist
critics like Beverley, Yoedice, and others, he reluctantly concludes that these early testimonio critics have tended to promote an undertheorized, even fetishizing reading of testimonio.
Excess baggage; a modern theory and the conscious amnesia of Latin Americanist