SAKS004 Regionální anglofonní kultury severoamerického areálu

Filozofická fakulta
jaro 2024
0/2/0. 8 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Vyučováno prezenčně.
Mgr. Denisa Krásná, BA (Hons), Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. Jeffrey Alan Smith, M.A., Ph.D. (přednášející)
Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A. (přednášející)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Centrum severoamerických studií – Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky – Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Tomáš Hanzálek
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Centrum severoamerických studií – Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky – Filozofická fakulta
Čt 18:00–19:40 G23, kromě Čt 18. 4.
! AJ27073 SA kulturní zeměpis
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Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 18 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 12/18, pouze zareg.: 0/18, pouze zareg. s předností (mateřské obory): 0/18
Mateřské obory/plány
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Cíle předmětu
This course explores the diverse cultural landscapes of North America, examining the intersections of geography, history, and culture. Students will analyze the spatial distribution of cultural groups, the impact of historical events on cultural landscapes, and the ongoing processes of cultural change and adaptation, including settlement patterns and sources of regional diversity; immigration and ethnic subcultures; industrialization, urbanization and suburbanization; the development and geographical distribution of contemporary political cultures and identities; and the geographical dimensions of contemporary political and cultural conflicts. Furthermore, we will delve into the ways in which spaces and places are constructed culturally and unevenly, shedding light on the relations of power that shape the processes involved in their creation and maintenance.
Výstupy z učení
Students will be able to present and explain key concepts of cultural geography and apply them to specific cultural regions of North America. They will be able to analyze contemporary events and developments in cultural-geographical terms, and will be prepared for further studies dealing with historical, cultural and political topics involving the North American continent. Students will also learn how our experiences of place are intricately shaped by our cultural histories and our positioning within various relations of power, encompassing dimensions like gender, class, race, and citizenship. This exploration will deepen their understanding of the nuanced ways in which cultural and spatial processes influence individuals' interactions with the environments around them.
  • Follow the course ELF page for a detailed schedule.
  • Major topics covered in the course:
  • - introduction: an overview of key concepts in cultural geography, political nations, and states vs. cultural regions
  • - envisioning the landscape, early settlement
  • - independence, expansion, the frontier (18th - 19th centuries)
  • - industrial growth and the changing landscape (19th century)
  • - industrialization, immigration, ethnic change (19th - 20th centuries)
  • - Southern exceptionalism (19th - 20th centuries)
  • - African and multicultural America (19th - 20th centuries)
  • - suburbanization - "sprawl", the Sunbelt, changing demographics (20th - 21st centuries)
  • - deindustrialization and new migrations (20th - 21st centuries)
  • - the politics of red, blue and white (21st century)
  • - urban areas today: gentrification, fentanyl epidemic, policing cities
  • - cultural landscapes of popular culture (music, film, literature), food and smell
    povinná literatura
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
  • Colin Woodard, American nations: a history of the eleven rival regional cultures of North America. New York: Viking, 2011.
  • LEE, Erika. America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States. Basic Books, 2019. 432 s. info
    doporučená literatura
  • Jonathan Halperin Earle, The Routledge atlas of African American history. Routledge, 2000.
  • Timothy L Hall, Religion in America. New York: American Experience / Facts on File, 2007.
  • Warren A Beck; Ynez D Haase, Historical atlas of the American West. University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.
  • The Settling of North America: the atlas of the great migrations into North America from the Ice Age to the present. Macmillan, ©1995.
  • BERLIN, Ira. The making of African America : the four great migrations. New York: Viking, 2010. 304 s. ISBN 9780670021376. info
  • FISCHER, David Hackett. Albion's seed : four British folkways in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. xxi, 946. ISBN 0195037944. info
  • Byron E. Shafer and Richard Johnston, The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, race, and partisan change in the postwar South. Harvard University Press, 2009.
  • David R. Roediger, The wages of whiteness: race and the making of the American working class. Verso, 1991.
  • Stephen A Flanders, Atlas of American migration. Facts on File, 1998.
  • Michael Lind, Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern takeover of American politics. Basic Books, 2003.
  • Desmond King, The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • H.B. Cavalcanti, Gloryland: Christian Suburbia, Christian Nation. Praeger, 2007.
  • America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States
  • Thomas Frank, What's the matter with Kansas?: How conservatives won the heart of America. Metropolitan Books, 2004.
  • Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish became White. Routledge, 1995.
  • Michael Lind, The next American nation: the new nationalism and the fourth American revolution. Free Press, 1995.
  • James C. Cobb, Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Robert Fishman, Bourgeois utopias: the rise and fall of suburbia. Basic Books, 1987.
  • Jim Cullen, The American dream: a short history of an idea that shaped a nation. Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Owen D. Gutfreund, Twentieth century sprawl: highways and the reshaping of the American Landscape. Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • William S Saunders, Sprawl and suburbia: a Harvard design magazine reader. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2005.
  • James Axtell, After Columbus: Essays in the ethnohistory of colonial North America. Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • John Miller, Egotopia: Narcissism and the New American Landscape. University of Alabama Press, 1997.
  • REYNOLDS, Jason a Ibram X. KENDI. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2020. 294 s. ISBN 978-0-316-45369-1. info
Výukové metody
Readings, lectures, discussions, presentations
Metody hodnocení
Participation (10%): Active engagement in class discussions and activities.
Reflections (30%): Short in-class reflection papers to test knowledge and reflections on readings.
Presentation (20%): Presentation on a specific cultural geography topic.
Final Exam or Research Paper (50%): Exam covering the entire semester's content or a Research Paper (student's choice).
Vyučovací jazyk
Informace učitele
See the course ELF page for posted assignments and other materials and updates.
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