Final Assignment: Justification of methodology

Due May 7th, 2011

Because American Studies has never had a very solid core in regards to its methodology, it is at odds to explain why it does what it does, why it chooses the materials it chooses, or how its findings are positioned against other findings.  It is a disparate and polymath field.

For this assignment, I would like you to add on to your earlier assignment in which you added historical context to your propaganda analysis.  You are to provide in that assignment some justification of how your assignment navigates the various prejudices normally associated with studies of American Culture.  Where does your work find itself in the buckram of the discipline?  How does it justify itself as a thing that is worthwhile in a discipline plagued by fissures and discontinuities?

This is the culminating paper for the class and should between 15 and 20 pages in length.  You may use any previous writing you have done in this class to produce this paper.

Your final paper is worth 25% of your final grade.
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