By Brian Russell Roberts,Michelle Ann Stephens

Departing from traditional narratives of the USA and the Americas as essentially continental areas, the participants to Archipelagic American Studies theorize the USA as constituted through and liable to an assemblage of interconnected islands, archipelagoes, seashores, continents, seas, and oceans. They hint those planet-spanning archipelagic connections in essays on subject matters starting from Indigenous sovereignty to the paintings of Édouard Glissant, from Philippine name facilities to US militarization within the Caribbean, and from the nice Pacific rubbish patch to enduring overlaps among US imperialism and a colonial Mexican archipelago. Shaking free the straitjacket of continental exceptionalism that hinders and permeates Americanist scholarship, Archipelagic American Studies asserts a extra appropriate and dynamic method for wondering the geographic, cultural, and political claims of the us inside of broader notions of America.
 

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Birte Blascheck, J. Michael sprint, Paul Giles, Susan Gillman, Matthew Pratt Guterl, Hsinya Huang, Allan Punzalan Isaac, Joseph Keith, Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, Craig Santos Perez, Brian Russell Roberts, John Carlos Rowe, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Ramón E. Soto-Crespo, Michelle Ann Stephens, Elaine Stratford, Etsuko Taketani, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Teresia Teaiwa, Lanny Thompson, Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

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