Unsettling Race and Region, Building Alter-Narratives of the Midwest

While ongoing battlegrounds of globalization, immigration, inclusion, and environmental conservation play out in full relief all over the nation, recent events prove that the Midwest once again is not so staid and predictable as its coastal and urban counterparts would like to believe. Although...

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Rebecca J. Kinney
Tom Sarmiento
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American Studies in Africa

Reflecting on the 2018 inauguration of The African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS) at Wits University in Johannesburg, Achille Mbembe succinctly observed, “The knowledge produced in Africa about foreign lands and cultures is almost non existant [sic]. The time has come to...

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