INDEX
Academy: a≈rmative action, 35, 38–
39, 62; Cold War values in the, 79–
80; consumerism in, 36, 243–44;
criticism in, 70–71, 185; cultural au-
thority of, 184–85, 193, 243; tenure,
35, 41, 47. See also Universities
Acculturation: African Americans,
158–64, 271 n.11; capitalism and, 44;
Christianity as American religion,
92–95; curriculum and minority
students, 38–39, 44–45; education
and, 43–44, 84–85; ethnic identity
and, 43–44, 98, 133–35, 203, 265
nn.7, 13, 15; and geographic mobility,
122–29, 132–33, 269 n.45; multi-
culturalism, 18, 21, 122–27, 265 n.7
Adjunct faculty, 34–35, 41–42, 47, 52,
59–60, 66–67
A≈rmative action, 35, 38–39, 53, 62
African American(s): Agrarians and,
71; in the American literary canon,
176; assimilation and, 153–54, 158–
64, 271 n.11; images of, 95–96, 136;
New Negro Renaissance, 71, 197,
235; in the post-Civil War period,
154–55; strategies for advancement,
156–57, 162. See also Chesnutt,
Charles; Civil Rights movement;
Racism
Agrarianism: African Americans and,
71; and Cleanth Brooks, 242–43;
capitalism, 67–69; community and,
68–69; I’ll Take My Stand, 67–71,
74, 279 n.13; Nashville Agrarians,
67–68, 279 n.13; New Criticism,
70–71, 260 n.9. See also Nashville
movement; Racism
Altman, Robert (Nashville), 77–79
American culture: exceptionalism, 18,
49, 112, 121–23; globalization, 17–
18, 124, 140–43, 145–46; Heath An-
thology of American Literature, 189,
196; language and, 147; myths and
symbols, 18
American Federation of Teachers
(aft), 51, 53
American studies: and American na-
tionalism, 23–24; anthropology and,
12, 17–20, 27, 251 n.1; borderlands
and boundaries, 17, 28, 120, 147–48,
253 n.15; canon of, 137–38; class
studies, 56–58; Cold War, 15, 23–24;
cultural studies and, 14, 20–21, 61,
102; defining America in, 21, 65–
66, 121–22, 150–51; financial sup-
port for, 24, 123–24; globalization,
17–18, 25–28, 124, 133–34, 145–46,
149–52, 253 n.14; history and, 13, 18,
20–21; interdisciplinary programs,
18–20, 25–26, 151–52, 253 n.22, 254
n.36; literary studies and, 13, 18, 20,
114; methodology of, 15–17; popular
culture vs. elite culture, 22, 103;
post-World War II, 16, 20, 23–24,
66, 254 n.26; syllabus for, 29–33,
255 n.37; texts of, 15, 17–18, 21–22,
252 n.13; unions and, 34–35, 47–48,
50–56
American Studies Association, 56, 67,
102, 150
Amistad (movie), 114
Anderson, George K. (This Generation),
236–37, 239–40, 244–45
Anthologies, literary, 184–91, 225–27,
235–36, 238
Anthropology, 12, 17–20, 27, 251 n.1
Anzaldúa, Gloria, 128, 131–35, 253 n.15
Art: exoticism in, 206, 208; Gómez-
Peña/Sifuentes performance piece,
129–30, 267 nn.28, 29; in postwar
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