Volume 60, Number 4, December 2008

Table of Contents

Essays

Why American Studies Needs to Think about Korean Cinema, or, Transnational Genres in the Films of Bong Joon-ho

pp. 871-898
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To Be(come) Young, Gay, and Black: Lorraine Hansberry’s Existentialist Routes to Anticolonialism

pp. 899-924
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The Anti-Chain Store Movement and the Politics of Consumption

pp. 925-949
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Germany Gets the Blues: Negotiations of “Race” and Nation at the American Folk Blues Festival

pp. 951-974
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A “Revolution in Ink”: Sui Sin Far and Chinese Reform Discourse

pp. 975-1001
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“What Are the Advantages of the Acquisition?”: Inventing Expansion in the Early American Republic

pp. 1003-1035
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Event Reviews

Musical Miscegenation and the Logic of Rock and Roll: Homosocial Desire and Racial Productivity in “A Paler Shade of White”

pp. 1037-1055
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Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement

pp. 1057-1072
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Book Reviews

Why Maps Matter: New Geographies of Early American Culture

pp. 1073-1087
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Reconsidering Violence: Warfare, Terror, and Colonialism in the Making of the United States

pp. 1089-1097
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Who Are We, and What Is the Land to Us?

pp. 1099-1111
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Motive Powers: Transportation and Culture in the United States

pp. 1113-1124
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Can American Studies Do Economics?

pp. 1125-1133
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Getting Personal and Getting Personnel: U.S. Capitalism as a System of Emotional Reproduction

pp. 1135-1142
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Exhibitionary Complexity: Reconsidering Museums’ Cultural Authority

pp. 1143-1151
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Contributors

Contributors

pp. 1153-1156
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Index

Index to American Quarterly Volume 60 March 2008 to December 2008

pp. 1157-1160
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