Introduction

  • Sandrine Baudry
  • Guillaume Marche
  • Céline Planchou
Keywords: American Studies, Fieldwork, Methodology, race and ethnicity, Social Movements, Transnationalism

Abstract

What specific challenges does the study of social movements and race/ethnicity in the United States pose for non-US-based scholars? Does distance afford non-US-based scholars possible rewards that make their research a unique contribution to the study of the United States? This edited issue is designed as a symposium in which eleven French-based specialists of various chronological and thematic domains share their experiences and insights on a variety of issues of concern to non-US-based American studies scholars. These relate to the distance between researcher and object, objectivity and engagement, the challenges and rewards of foreignness, as well as the epistemological and methodological positioning of American Studies scholars within the broader field of social science.

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Published
2019-12-19
How to Cite
Baudry, S., G. Marche, and C. Planchou. “Introduction”. American Studies Journal, Vol. 68, Dec. 2019, doi:10.18422/68-01.