By Rachel Adams
North the United States is extra a political and an financial invention than a spot humans name domestic. still, the area shared by way of the USA and its closest associates, North the United States, is an fascinating body for comparative American experiences. Continental Divides is the 1st e-book to check the styles of touch, trade, clash, and disavowal between cultures that span the borders of Canada, the USA, and Mexico.
Rachel Adams considers a extensive variety of literary, filmic, and visible texts that exemplify cultural site visitors throughout North American borders. She investigates how our knowing of key subject matters, genres, and classes inside U.S. cultural learn is deepened, and on occasion reworked, whilst Canada and Mexico input the image. How, for instance, does the paintings of the long-lasting American author Jack Kerouac learn otherwise while his Franco-American origins and Mexican travels are taken under consideration? Or how might our perception of yankee modernism be altered if Mexico have been situated as a middle of creative and political job? during this enticing research, Adams charts the long and sometimes unrecognized traditions of neighborly alternate, either antagonistic and amicable, that experience left an imprint on North America’s diversified cultures.
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Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America by Rachel Adams