American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present

Much of the most exciting contemporary work in American Studies refuses the distinction between politics and culture, focusing on historical cultures of power and protest on the one hand, or the political meanings and consequences of cultural practices, on the other. American Studies Now offers concise, accessible, authoritative, e-first books on significant political debates, personalities, and popular cultural phenomena quickly, while such teachable moments are at the forefront of public consciousness.

Edited by:

Lisa Duggan, New York University
Curtis Marez, University of California, San Diego

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Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

Barbara Ransby
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present,
$18.95, £14.95 Paperback
August 2018
$85.00, £70.95 Hardcover
August 2018

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Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

Barbara Ransby
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present,
E-Book
April 2018

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Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability

Jack Halberstam
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present,
$18.95, £14.95 Paperback
January 2018
$85.00, £70.95 Hardcover
January 2018

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Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability

Jack Halberstam
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present,
E-Book
September 2017

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We Demand: The University and Student Protests

Roderick A. Ferguson
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present, 1
$18.95, £14.95 Paperback
August 2017
$85.00, £70.95 Hardcover
August 2017

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The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit

Scott Kurashige
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present, 2
$18.95, £14.95 Paperback
July 2017
$85.00, £70.95 Hardcover
July 2017

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Fifty-Year Rebellion: Detroit and the Future of Race and Activism in America

Scott Kurashige
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present, 2
E-Book
April 2017

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We Demand: The University and Student Protests

Roderick A. Ferguson
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present, 1
E-Book
April 2017