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2009-2010 ACS Reading List

1. American Studies Reader: 
George Lipsitz, "Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn..." 
Susan Kilgore, article on UNM AMST 
Presidential addresses by Amy Kaplan, Janice Radway, Alice Kessler-Harris, Mary Helen Washington 
Gene Wise, "Paradigm Dramas" 
John Carlos Rowe, "Post-Nationalism, Globalism, and the New American Studies," or Virginia Dominguez, "Resituating American Studies in a Critical Internationalism" 
Lisa Lowe (chapter from Immigrant Acts) 
Jose David Saldivar (chapter from Border Matters)

2. Stuart Banner. How the Indians Lost their Land. (Belknap Press, 2005).

3. Lauren Berlant. The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship. (Duke, 1997).

4. Laura Briggs. Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and US Imperialism in Puerto Rico. (U of California, 2002).

5. James Brooks. Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands. (U of North Carolina, 2002).

6. Wendy Brown. States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity. (Princeton, 1995).

7. Alicia Schmidt Camacho. Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the US-Mexico Borderlands. (NYU, 2008).

8. Kandice Chuh. Imagine Otherwise: On Asian Americanist Critique. (Duke, 2003).

9. Brent Hayes Edwards. The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism. (Harvard, 2003).

10. Roderick Ferguson. Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique. (U of Minnesota, 2004).

11. Kenneth E. Foote. Shadowed Ground: America's Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy. (U of Texas, 2003).

12. Rosa Linda Fregoso. meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands. (U of California, 2003).

13. Eva Marie Garroutte. Real Indians: Identity and the Survival of Native America. (U of California, 2003)

14. Steven Gregory. Black Corona: Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community. (Princeton, 1999).

15. Inderpal Grewal. Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms. (Duke, 2005).

16. John Hartigan. Odd Tribes: Toward a Cultural Analysis of White People. (Duke, 2005).

17. Andrew Isenberg. The Destruction of Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920. 
(Cambridge, 2001).

18. Laura Hyun Yi Kang. Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian American Women. (Duke, 2002).

19. Amy Kaplan. The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U.S. Culture. (Harvard, 2005).

20. J. Kehaulani Kauanui. Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity. (Duke, 2008).

21. Jake Kosek. Understories: The Political Life of Forests in Northern New Mexico. (Duke, 2006).

22. Louis D. Leon. La Llorona's Children: Religion, Life, and Death in the US - Mexican Borderlands. (U of California, 2004).

23. Anouar Majid. Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and Difference in the Post-Andalusian Age. (Stanford, 2004).

24. Mahmood Mamdani. Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror. (Doubleday, 2004).

25 Joseph Masco. The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War 
New Mexico. (Princeton, 2006).

26. Melanie McAlister. Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and US Interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000. (U of California, 2001).

27. Walter Mignolo. Local Histories/Global Designs. (Princeton, 2000).

28. Tiya Miles. Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom. (U of California, 2006).

29. John Nieto-Phillips. The Language of Blood: The Making of Spanish-American Identity in New Mexico, 1850-1940. (U of New Mexico, 2001).

30. Mae Ngai. Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America. 
(Princeton, 2005).

31. Nell Irvin Painter. Sojourner Truth: A Life, a Symbol. (W.W. Norton, 1997).

32. Rafael Perez-Torres. Mestizaje: Critical Issues of Race in Chicano Culture. (U of Minnesota, 2006).

33. Fatimah Rony. The Third Eye: Race, Cinema, and the Ethnographic Spectacle. (Duke, 1996).

34. Ramon Saldivar. The Borderland of Culture: Americo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary. (Duke, 2008).

35. Nikihl Singh. Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy. 
(Harvard, 2005).

36. Marita Sturken. Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero. (Duke, 2007).

37. Julie Sze. Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice. (MIT, 2007).

38. Raul Homero Villa, Barrio-Logos: Space and Place in Urban Chicano Literature and Culture. (U of Texas, 2000).

39. Penny Von Eschen. Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War. (Harvard, 2004).

40. Samuel Walker. Prompt and Utter Destruction: President Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs Against Japan. (U of North Carolina, 2005).