Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Special technology theme issue of AMERICAN QUARTERLY

As guest editor Curtis Marez explains, Volume 58, Issue 3 of American Quarterly is devoted to the "role of technology in American culture" and "aims to examine the intersection of the field of American Studies with other fields, in this case technology studies, communication, and the history of technology." Siva Vaidhyanathan's introduction to the issue is titled: "Rewiring the 'Nation': The Place of Technology in American Studies." Other articles include: "The Turn Within: The Irony of Technology in a Globalized World," by Susan Douglas; "Precision Targets: GPS and the Militarization of U.S. Consumer Identity," by Caren Kaplan; "Failing Narratives, Initiating Technologies: Hurricane Katrina and the Production of a Weather Media Event," by Nicole Fleetwood; "The Wire Devils: Pulp Thrillers, the Telephone, and Action at a Distance in the Wiring of a Nation," by Robert MacDougall; "Technology and Below-the-Line Labor in the Copyfight over Intellectual Property," by Andrew Ross, and many more. The journal is available online from the Penn Library website.

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