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* A MULTIRACIAL FACULTY MEMBER mulls the costs of fitting
people into pre-established ethnic categories.
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MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE: A doctoral student at Syracuse University
examines the power of television as a cultural tool by watching
soap operas with women in a village in India.
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GENOMIC IMPRINTING: Recent research indicates that how genes are
expressed depends on which parent they come from, writes Marlene
Zuk, a professor of biology at the University of California at
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--> FOR THE FULL TEXT of those and all other articles from the
January 9 issue of The Chronicle, go to "This Week's Chronicle"
MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A glance at the December issue of "American Quarterly":
The role of Native American studies in the American Studies
The field of American studies needs the perspective of
specialists in Native American studies, but few of those
scholars have adopted the American Studies Association as their
disciplinary home, says Philip J. Deloria, an associate
professor of American culture at the University of Michigan at
Ann Arbor, in introducing a forum.
In his article, "American Indians, American Studies, and the
ASA," Mr. Deloria writes that some scholars in Native American
studies may stay away because American studies' sincere desire
to include everyone "can sometimes give its border-crossing
ventures a whiff of intellectual imperialism."
The forum also includes:
* "A Room of One's Own at the ASA," by Robert Warrior, an
associate professor of English at the University of Oklahoma at
Norman, on the need for Native American studies to have its own
* "Why Here: Scholarly Locations for American Indian Studies,"
by Jean M. O'Brien, an associate professor of history at the
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, on how improvements in
graduate training in the field have not led to a closer
association with American studies, even though such an
association would make sense.
* A commentary by Mary Helen Washington, a professor of English
at the University of Maryland at College Park and a former
president of the American Studies Association, saying that
American studies should focus on ethnic studies and that those
who want to make such changes should "storm the gates" of the
association to do so.
The forum is available online to subscribers of Project Muse.
Information about the journal and abstracts of articles are
available at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_quarterly
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