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  • Birte Blascheck

    J. Michael Dash

    Paul Giles

    Susan Gillman

    Matthew Guterl

    Hsinya Huang

    Allan Punzalan Isaac

    Joseph Keith

    Brandy Nalani McDougall

    Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel

    Ifeoma Nwankwo

    John Carlos Rowe

    Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

    Alice Te Punga Somerville

    Ramón E. Soto-Crespo

    Elaine Stratford

    Etsuko Taketani

    Teresia Teaiwa

    Lanny Thompson

    Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

  • "With some of the best essays collected on the subject this volume opens up new spaces for the fields of Caribbean and of American studies. This is a path-breaking edited volume." — Anthony Bogues, Brown University

    "Archipelagic American Studies offers an expansive, liberating vision of archipelagic, island, and American studies as well as the discourses and material relations that implicate U.S. imperialism and the locations and articulations of power." — Gary Y. Okihiro, author of, Island World: A History of Hawai`i and the United States

    "Brilliant, transformative, and a model of engaging scholarship, Archipelagic American Studies offers a bracing challenge to reevaluate and reimagine the ways in which we structure knowledge in American studies. A conceptually innovative and highly imaginative work." — Shelley Fisher Fishkin, author of, Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee

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    Departing from conventional narratives of the United States and the Americas as fundamentally continental spaces, the contributors to Archipelagic American Studies theorize America as constituted by and accountable to an assemblage of interconnected islands, archipelagoes, shorelines, continents, seas, and oceans. They trace these planet-spanning archipelagic connections in essays on topics ranging from Indigenous sovereignty to the work of Édouard Glissant, from Philippine call centers to US militarization in the Caribbean, from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to enduring overlaps between US imperialism and a colonial Mexican archipelago. Shaking loose the straitjacket of continental exceptionalism that hinders and permeates Americanist scholarship, Archipelagic American Studies asserts a more relevant and dynamic approach for thinking about the geographic, cultural, and political claims of the United States within broader notions of America.
    Birte Blascheck, J. Michael Dash, Paul Giles, Susan Gillman, Matthew Pratt Guterl, Hsinya Huang, Allan Punzalan Isaac, Joseph Keith, Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, Craig Santos Perez, Brian Russell Roberts, John Carlos Rowe, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Ramón E. Soto-Crespo, Elaine Stratford, Michelle Ann Stephens, Etsuko Taketani, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Teresia Teaiwa, Lanny Thompson, Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

    About The Author(s)

    Brian Russell Roberts is Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University.
    Michelle Ann Stephens is Professor of English and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
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