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Get Set for American Studies

Edward Ashbee

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This volume assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. For students who have never studied American Studies before, it will give an idea of what to expect. For students already studying American Studies at school or college, it will provide a concise but comprehensive learning aid.

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Part One: American Studies
1. American Studies: the nature of the subject
o The idea of America
o History
o Politics
o The US and the world
o Geography
o Society
o Literature
o Popular culture
o Contemporary identities
2. University courses

Part Two: Study Skills
3. Skills for studying American Studies
4. Key skills and employability

Guide to Further Reading.

About the Author

Edward Ashbee is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the Copenhagan Business School. He is author of US Society Today (Manchester University Press, 2002), The Politics Today Companion to US Government (with Alan Grant) (MUP, 2002) and US Politics Today (with Nigel Ashford) (MUP, 1999).


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