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  Volume 60, Number 4, December 2008

Table of Contents


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

pp. 871-898

To Be(come) Young, Gay, and Black: Lorraine Hansberry’s Existentialist Routes to Anticolonialism

pp. 899-924

The Anti-Chain Store Movement and the Politics of Consumption

pp. 925-949

Germany Gets the Blues: Negotiations of “Race” and Nation at the American Folk Blues Festival

pp. 951-974

A “Revolution in Ink”: Sui Sin Far and Chinese Reform Discourse

pp. 975-1001

“What Are the Advantages of the Acquisition?”: Inventing Expansion in the Early American Republic

pp. 1003-1035

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

Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement

pp. 1057-1072

Book Reviews

Why Maps Matter: New Geographies of Early American Culture

pp. 1073-1087

Reconsidering Violence: Warfare, Terror, and Colonialism in the Making of the United States

pp. 1089-1097

Who Are We, and What Is the Land to Us?

pp. 1099-1111

Motive Powers: Transportation and Culture in the United States

pp. 1113-1124

Can American Studies Do Economics?

pp. 1125-1133

Getting Personal and Getting Personnel: U.S. Capitalism as a System of Emotional Reproduction

pp. 1135-1142

Exhibitionary Complexity: Reconsidering Museums’ Cultural Authority

pp. 1143-1151



pp. 1153-1156


Index to American Quarterly Volume 60 March 2008 to December 2008

pp. 1157-1160

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