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Global Perspectives on the United States: Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between

Virginia R. Domínguez and Jane C. Desmond


This essay introduces the reader to the contents of the book, Global Perspectives on the United States, as well as to The International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS) through whose work and connections this book has come to fruition. It argues that it is important to read “America” across and against the grain, and across disciplines and types of materials different scholars engage.

Keywords: United States, “America”, International Forum for U.S. Studies, dialogue, multi-disciplinarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040832
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040832.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Virginia R. Domínguez, editor
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Jane C. Desmond, editor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Part I Whose “America”? Whose “Anti-Americanism”?

Part II Histories of Engagements: Two Case Studies Looking at Domestic Consumption and Their Contexts

Part III Debating the Terms of Debate

Part IV Visual Engagements and Their Interpretations

Part V Disrupting Binaries: Whose “Country Music” and Whose “Hip-Hop”?

Part VI Is It “Americanization” or “Pro-Americanism”? The Americas, Pan-Americanism, and Immigration