Well, if you're going to talk about "evolutions" of blackness and Americanness
in the 20th century, I think you can't not talk about things like class mobility, both up and down.
Like her Americanness
and her Whiteness, Zoey's English skills gave her powerful cultural and linguistic capital (Bourdieu, 1977; Thurlow, 2010; Tsuda, 2010) that many children and even some adults were eager to access.
In a chapter on two anti-communist films of the 1950s, Big Jim McLain and Jet Pilot, he convincingly develops his thesis about Wayne's projection of Americanness
as consumerist modernity as opposed to military might.
For MacLeish, fascism was dangerous, but Dies, his cronies and their notions of Americanness
were even more dangerous.
Jackson's pragmatic approach keeps jazz anchored in African Americanness
without marking it off as an exclusively African American practice.
It does not try to be a book about Native Americans, but about Native Americanness
, or at least the way Carter perceived it.
Far more than a study of a single song, the book addresses everything from "shifting ideas about the role of the composer and performer in popular music" to "intervention and war, assimilation and acceptance of outsiders, the rise of the ideological Right, rifts between generations, and definitions of Americanness
Scholars of American studies explore the conjunction between the appeal and the rejection of American culture since the end of the Cold War, and the many ways in which the Americanness
of popular and mass culture has been mediated on local, regional, and national levels through the knowledge work of coolness as an affective force.
Regardless of the artist's intention, his creature stands in these novels for something else, and I agree with many critics, commentators and readers that Ford's character represents one of the finest embodiments of Americanness
in contemporary US fiction.
He asserts that African American Muslims prefer Arabic words like al-Islam to authenticate themselves as Muslims, while immigrants prefer English words such as "God" to authenticate their Americanness
, again without evidence (p.
At the same time, it points to Mexican Americans' Americanness
, particularly their hyphenated Americanness
: Escobedo concludes,
Part one looks at identity: theoretical models for Southeast Asian identity, gender identity and masculinity in Asian American fraternities, identity construction as Chinese American and Fillipino American, engaging culture and identity in graduate education, naming Asian Americanness
and student development research, and the role of critical theory in Pacific Islander indigeneity.