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 importance of cultural practices, on the other. The titles in American Studies Now cover these political and cultural intersections, exploring the ways the events of our past continue to shape our present.
An e-book first series, American Studies Now publishes short, timely books on significant political and cultural events while such teachable moments are at the center of public conversation.
American Studies Now offers:
"This series fills an important need. Students can read these short books in their entirety and absorb them. They are timely, picking up on emerging, and rapidly changing topics, our 'moments of danger' in or at least near their actual moment."—David Roediger, former President of the American Studies Association
The series homepage: ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow
On the UC Press blog: ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnowblog
Lisa Duggan, New York University
Curtis Marez, University of California, San Diego