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Karen Halttunen, Professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.067 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Southern California, is the editor of the latest book in the sequence, this time concerning American cultural )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.811 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(history. For editor Halttunen, the true essence of cultural history is to learn more about ?meanings?: ?the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(meanings of the signs, gestures, artifacts, performances, and other expressive forms by which people )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.299 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(communicate their values and their truths in a given society? \(p.xi\). In an impressive set of historiographical )] TJ ET BT 34.016 202.043 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(essays, 30 of her fellow cultural historians ponder precisely this. Through their work on objects, rituals, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 187.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(language and expression, they deconstruct the meaning of culture in the United States. They also ruminate )] TJ ET BT 34.016 173.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(on the status and trajectory of their discipline, on its successes, failures, and key scholarly breakthroughs.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(To give some order to the essays, the book is split into three sections, one based around chronology, another )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.019 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(thematic/methodological, and a third tackling the impact of cultural history on other disciplines. The first, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.763 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(time-sensitive section is the most dominant, occupying around two thirds of the book \(amounting to some )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.507 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(260 pages\). The chronological sweep begins, as would be expected, with a chapter on ?cultural encounters?. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.251 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In it, Peter C. Mancall highlights misunderstandings between Native Americans and European explorers and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 75.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(colonists, a ground very familiar to any scholar on indigenous issues. Carla Gardina Pestana then considers )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the issue of ?cultural continuity? in European colonial settlement. 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Kelly tackles ideas about culture during the Revolution. 19th-century )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(coverage is substantial, and includes a look at race, class and the meaning \(and transnational export\) of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(American popular culture in antebellum America by James W. Cook, ?religion and reform? by Lewis Perry, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and black culture by Demetrius L. Eudell. Alice Fahs looks at the Civil War, Ann Fabian at the West, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Scott A. Sandage at the Gilded Age. The final chapters on the 19th century tackle immigration, authored by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Hasia R. Diner, and ?cultural watersheds,? written by Janet M. Davis. Moving onto the 20th century, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(subjects include mass culture and consumption, by Charles F. McGovern, modernism, by Joel Dinerstein, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the impact of politics on culture in the 1930s and 1940s, by Julia L. Foulkes, the 1950s and 1960s, by Daniel )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Belgrad, and globalization by Petra Goedde.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The book then shifts toward a more thematic stage. George Lipsitz discusses the interface between cultural )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(history and cultural theory, Sally M. Promey tackles the discipline \(and disciplinary problems\) of visual )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(culture, and J. Ritchie Garrison covers academic approaches to material culture. M. Alison Kibler shows )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(how scholars have explored ?performance, power, and social difference? \(p. 311\) in theater and exhibition, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(while David Glassberg tackles the study of memory, including its connection to environment and place. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chapters on gender \(Jane H. Hunter\), ethnicity \(Eric Avila\) and popular culture \(Nan Enstad\) also feature.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The final section of the book deals with the impact of cultural history on other disciplines. Casey Nelson )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Blake ponders the contribution of the ?cultural turn? to the ?reinvigoration? of intellectual history over the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(past three decades \(p. 383\) by ?broadening its scope of study and deepening practitioners? understanding of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the complexity of interpreting texts and contexts from the past? \(p. 392\). Lawrence B. Glickman explores )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(how cultural history informs its older relation, social history. Originally keen to distance itself from social )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(history by the following of fresh approaches ? for example, ?where the new social history drew on Marxism, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sociology, and the Annales school, the new cultural historians found their inspiration in literary theory, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(anthropology, and postmodern social theory? \(p. 396\) ? Glickman now sees greater convergence and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(elements of true synthesis between the disciplines. Elsewhere, Leigh E. Schmidt tackles the influence of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cultural turn over religious history, and Joanne B. Freeman holds that political history was given new life in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the 1980s and 1990s by a shift in interest towards political )] TJ ET BT 317.000 416.069 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(culture)] TJ ET BT 350.996 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. For Freeman, this meant fresh insight )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(into ?the human dimension of the quantifiable world of the ?new political history?, exploring the values, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(motives, and understandings that guided and shaped political interaction? \(p. 416\). A closing chapter by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Andrew J. Rotter writes of the utility of the cultural approach to studying foreign relations, and the advent of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?foreign policy ?culturalism?? \(p. 425\).)] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Inevitable given its ambitious scope, )] TJ ET BT 212.672 332.789 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(A Companion to American Cultural History )] TJ ET BT 426.680 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(on occasion falls short of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(offering truly great coverage. Some chapters are a little too general and brief. For example, in his chapter on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the meeting of Native Americans and colonist-explorers, Peter Mancall offers great ideas about ?transferable )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(culture? \(p. 7\), but the line ?Most encounters between Europeans and [native] Americans took place in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Western hemisphere? \(p. 5\) is vague. Meanwhile, Daniel Belgrad, faced with the unenviable task of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(summarizing American culture in the 1950s and 1960s, leaves just two paragraphs for covering )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(environmental issues and feminism \(pp. 241?2\). Likewise, Petra Goedde, who manages to fit the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(globalization of American culture into 17 pages and offers some great questions over the effect of global )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(strategies on the production of US culture at home, passes too quickly over mass cultural symbols such as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the neon arches of McDonalds or giant ears of Mickey Mouse. Thus valuable work by George Ritzer on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(McDonaldization, as well as scholarly explorations of Disneyfication by Alan Bryman, Aviad Raz and other )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Disney scholars, goes ignored. The chapter on the American West is a great read. However, the decision of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Ann Fabian to offer a biography of Henry Nash Smith \(author of )] TJ ET BT 347.960 161.717 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Virgin Land)] TJ ET BT 406.304 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\) sits a little uncomfortably, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(exaggerated perhaps by her interpretation of the West \(and Western culture\) based loosely around the key )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(male ?players? of Buffalo Bill and Frederick Jackson Turner. Despite her endeavors to use the male agents )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to reveal greater systems at work, a different approach might have worked even better. Fabian?s chapter )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(does make good use of Philip J. Deloria, but on the whole the book could be more sophisticated in its )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(coverage of Native American culture and scholarship.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Another reflection of a large edited work, the )] TJ ET BT 254.288 64.181 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Companion )] TJ ET BT 313.292 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sometimes lacks perfect coherence. For example, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the first two chapters meld into one, the beginning pages of Carla Gardina Pestana?s work on colonial )] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 18 0 R ] /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 7345 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(settlement covering very similar issues to Peter Mancall?s chapter on encounters. Both authors ponder the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(same problem of Native/European encounter. Separate chapters on fin de sicle culture and mass culture in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the early 20th century by Davis and McGovern unfortunately exhibit some overlap. Inevitably 30 chapters )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(have 30 different feels. Some authors focus on narrating cultural history \(for example, McGovern?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(overview of the rise of mass culture in the early 20th century\), while others offer reviews of their own sub-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(disciplines.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Another criticism that might be leveled at the work is its choice of authors. While the international origins of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(American cultural history are noted \(p. xi\), and the book is clearly ?designed for an international audience?, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(p. ii\) its geographical breadth of scholars is not. All of the contributors \(along with the editor\) reside at US )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(universities, which begs the question: does the work suffer from an internal, national perspective when the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(discipline of American cultural history certainly goes way beyond national borders? It would have been )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(good to see some contributors on the list that hail from outside the USA. The publisher also might have )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(included some illustrations to the text. Given how important the image \(or visual culture\) can be to cultural )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(history, this is a shame. There are many opportunities throughout the text for image inclusion: for example, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in the very first chapter, Peter Mancall fruitfully explores the use of illustration in )] TJ ET BT 428.960 584.885 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(The Briefe and True )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Report of the New Found Land of Virginia )] TJ ET BT 241.364 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(1588\) by Thomas Harriot. Catherine E. Kelly writes a whole )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(section on visual culture in her chapter on the Revolution and early Republic.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Criticisms aside, the )] TJ ET BT 134.684 530.117 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Companion )] TJ ET BT 193.688 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(is a monumental achievement. The breadth of coverage is staggering, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the depth of insight a credit to its multifarious authors. Rarely can one book offer so much. There are pieces )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(on high culture and popular culture, gender and ethnicity, subgroups and subcultures, social control and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(etiquette. A veritable cornucopia indeed. Authors really do probe their own research areas and offer superb )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(guidance to the uninitiated. For example, in her chapter on colonial life, Carla Gardina Pestana performs )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(admirably in tracking the dominant ideas about the colonial period, and ably identifies key scholarly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(interests in cultural encounters, the survival of European culture, religion, and the formation of new )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(American identity. Exceptional chapters, such as Karin Wulf?s on the ?consumer revolution? of the 18th )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(century, serve as statements of how sophisticated and eloquent cultural historians tend to be. With a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(beautiful introduction on the elite tastes of Philadephian Henry Hill, Wulf explores the role of material )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(goods in the crafting of status and identity in British America and the paradox of how ?the interior self was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(best known by the exterior surrounding it? \(p. 34\). The teapot of the time is revealed as a not just a tool to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(quench one?s thirst, but an object of political sloganeering and female empowerment \(p. 37\). Likewise, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Alice Fahs? chapter ?Civil War in American Culture? absorbs thanks to a focus on memory and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(remembrance, gender dimensions, and our perennial love affair with ?war? \(p. 122\). Janet Davis? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(exploration of technology, transport and entertainment spectacle in fin de sicle America similarly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(impresses. Tackling showman P. T. Barnum?s freak shows and museum pieces, along with tendencies in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(performances of ?Playing Indian and Blacking Up? \(p. 316\), M. Alison Kibler?s chapter on ?Performance )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and Display? simply enthralls in its coverage of deception, authenticity and identity.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In bringing together so many specialists on so many topics, the obvious question is whether any singular or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(coherent message can come out of such an ambitious undertaking. One message is that of progress: )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(A Companion to American Cultural History)] TJ ET BT 245.024 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( is a powerful statement of dynamic evolution in the field. So )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(many of the contributors talk of the move away from narrow historical focuses of the past to the expansive, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches of recent times. As James W. Cook notes in his survey of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Antebellum cultural history, the attention of scholars has shifted from the white power elite to ?path-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(breaking studies of workers, women, immigrants, and African Americans? \(p. 65\). 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