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  Volume 58, Number 3, September 2006

Table of Contents

From: American Quarterly

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Special Issue: Rewiring the "Nation": The Place of Technology in American Studies

Guest Editor: Carolyn de la Peña and Siva Vaidhyanathan


pp. v-vi

Introduction: Rewiring the "Nation": The Place of Technology in American Studies

pp. 555-567

Technologies of Transcendence

Technology and Its Discontents: On the Verge of the Posthuman

pp. 569-595

Technology and the Production of Difference

pp. 597-618

The Turn Within: The Irony of Technology in a Globalized World

pp. 619-638

Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud: African Americans, American Artifactual Culture, and Black Vernacular Technological Creativity

pp. 639-661

The Cultural Work of Technological Systems

Imperial Mechanics: South America's Hemispheric Integration in the Machine Age

pp. 662-691

Precision Targets: GPS and the Militarization of U.S. Consumer Identity

pp. 693-714

The Wire Devils: Pulp Thrillers, the Telephone, and Action at a Distance in the Wiring of a Nation

pp. 715-741

Technology and Knowledge Systems

Technology and Below-the-Line Labor in the Copyfight over Intellectual Property

pp. 743-766

Failing Narratives, Initiating Technologies: Hurricane Katrina and the Production of a Weather Media Event

pp. 767-789

Boundaries and Border Wars: DES, Technology, and Environmental Justice

pp. 791-814

Markets and Machines: Work in the Technological Sensoryscapes of Finance

pp. 815-837

Technology, Mobility, and the Body

Educating the Eye: Body Mechanics and Streamlining in the United States, 1925-1950

pp. 839-868

Farewell to the El: Nostalgic Urban Visuality on the Third Avenue Elevated Train

pp. 869-890

Flexible Technologies of Subjectivity and Mobility across the Americas

pp. 891-914

Viewing the Field

"Slow and Low Progress," or Why American Studies Should Do Technology

pp. 915-941

Digital Junction

pp. 943-980



pp. 981-985

Research Areas


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