By Theo D'haen, Paul Giles, Djelal Kadir, Lois Parkinson Zamora
How a ways is the US From right here? ways American countries and cultures from a comparative and interdisciplinary viewpoint. it's very a lot on the center of this comparative schedule that “America” be regarded as a hemispheric and international subject. It discusses American identities relationally, even if the kinfolk lower than dialogue function in the borders of the USA, in the course of the Americas, and/or all over the world. some of the articles right here accumulated interrogate the very thought of “America”: which, whose the US, whilst, why now, how? what's intended by means of “far”—distance, discursive formations, beliefs and ideologies, foundational narratives, political conformities, aberrations, inconsistencies? the place is here—positionality, geographies, spatial compressions, hegemonic and subaltern loci, disciplinary formations, reflexes and reflexivities? those questions are addressed with reference to the a number of Americas in the united states and the bi-continental western hemisphere, as a part of and past inter-American cultural family, ethnicities around the nationwide and cultural plurality of the United States, mutual structures of North and South, borderlands, problems with migration and diaspora. the bigger contexts of globalization and America’s position inside of this technique also are mentioned, along problems with geographical exploration, capital growth, integration, transculturalism, transnationalism and worldwide flows, pre-Columbian and modern local American cultures, the Atlantic slave alternate, the environmental trouble, U.S. literature when it comes to Canadian or Latin American literature, non secular clash either in the Americas and among the Americas and the remainder of the area, with such matters as American Zionism, American exceptionalism, and the discourse of/on terror and terrorism.