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A multi-contributor collection of essays which provides a clear, lively and concise introduction to the diversity of American culture. The concept of culture is taken in its broadest terms to include ideas, social institutions, environmental features, behaviour patterns and forms of expression. American Studies now forms a major component of many degree courses. Initial chapters present the historical, economic, political and geographical aspects of American culture. Further chapters explore generic issues such as media and the arts. This format provides a diverse but balanced approach for the reader. Contributors are: Stephen Fender, Ferenc M. Szasz, Martin Crawford, Douglas Tallack, Christine Bold, George Lipsitz, Bernt Ostendorf, Stephen Palmie, David E. Nye, Glenn M. Andres, Ruth Vasey, David Horn, Robert Lawson-Peebles, Paul Oliver, Cynthia Hamilton, David Murray and Richard H. King. The books is aimed at sixth form, undergraduates and postgraduate students. It should also be a useful source book for teachers and lecturers.
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Book Description Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M058205110X