[Deadline Extended!] CFP: JAm It! Issue #4: Disentangling the American Patchwork Heritage

Guest Editors: Francesco Chianese and Cristina Di Maio

Only about ten years ago, in his inaugural speech, Barack Obama expounded a reassuring and quasi-utopian view of the United States, by claiming the “patchwork heritage” of the United States to be a strength, as well as the very fabric of its society. He thus drew the fire of those who maintained that such a position would inexcusably downplay the racial contradictions and inequalities that had marked the country’s history. And yet, in the same years, alternative standpoints ardently promoted the multicultural model, defined as an effective realization of cultural pluralism, and hybrid and post-ethnic frameworks were boldly being endorsed. In fact, ever since the Nineties, alongside great efforts to voice the perspective of cultural minorities, the critical discourse in various academic fields has at times highlighted a certain skepticism towards studies privileging an ethnic analytical framework for investigating social dynamics, cultural and literary texts, or even an inclusive multicultural perspective where diverse ethnic viewpoint could co-exist.

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EXTENDED – Call for Applications AISNA Graduates 2020

AISNA Graduates sta lavorando alla programmazione 2020. Abbiamo bisogno delle vostre idee e di partecipazione diretta per dare continuità alle nostre iniziative e fare fronte alle nuove sfide. Early stage Americanists, fatevi avanti!

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