American Studies in the time of Empire

  title={American Studies in the time of Empire},
  author={A. Dirlik},
  journal={Comparative American Studies An International Journal},
  pages={287 - 302}
  • A. Dirlik
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • Comparative American Studies An International Journal
Abstract This article argues that in terms of political economy, political/military power, and culturally, the USA is 'worlded' in two important ways. In terms both of power and self-perception, the national space of the USA is no longer contained within the boundaries indicated on political maps, but has come to encompass the globe, projecting the nation onto a global space. At the same time, intensified population flows into the USA – part of the same process – 'worlds' the USA from within… Expand
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