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 importance of cultural practices on the other. The titles in American Studies Now cover these political and cultural intersections while such teachable moments are at the center of public conversation. 

"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, past President of the American Studies Association

Read guest blog posts from American Studies Now authors: ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnowblog

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Series editors:

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

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We Demand: The University and Student Protests

Roderick A. Ferguson
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present, 1
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April 2017
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April 2017
$16.95

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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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Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Politics in the Americas

Macarena Gomez-Barris
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present,
$18.95, £14.95 Paperback
July 2018
$85.00, £70.95 Hardcover
July 2018

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Trans: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability

Jack Halberstam
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present, 3
$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, 3
E-Book
September 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
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April 2017
$16.95
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April 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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Boycott!: The Academy and Justice for Palestine

Sunaina Maira
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present, 4
E-Book
October 2017

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Boycott!: The Academy and Justice for Palestine

Sunaina Maira
American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present, 4
$18.95, £14.95 Paperback
January 2018
$85.00, £70.95 Hardcover
January 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,
$18.95, £14.95 Paperback
August 2018
$85.00, £70.95 Hardcover
August 2018