Review of International American Studies


Numer: 14 (1/2021)

Rivers of the Americas
Redaktorzy: Manlio Della Marca, Uwe Lübken

Over the past three decades, rivers have become a fascinating and popular subject of scholarly interest, not only in the field of environmental history, where river histories have developed into a distinct subgenre, but also in the emerging field of environmental humanities...



Numer: 13 (2/2020)

One World: The Americas Everywhere
Redaktorzy: Gabriela Vargas-Cetina, Manpreet Kaur Kang

This issue of RIAS is based on the notion that, as people say in Spanish, “el mundo es un pañuelo” (“the world is a handkerchief”). This saying alludes to the fact that the world is crisscrossed by relations between people and between ideas...



Numer: 13 (1/2020)

Captive Minds...
Redaktor: Małgorzata Poks

As a foundation and product of grand narratives, norms apply to any and every aspect of individual, communal, and social life. They regulate our behaviors, determine directions in the evolution of arts and philosophies, condition intra- and cross cultural understanding, organize hierarchies...



Numer: 12 (2/2019)

1968: Transnational Legacies
Redaktor: Kryštof Kozák

The year 1968 keeps capturing collective imagination on both sides of the Atlantic, as it serves as a convenient shortcut for social developments and upheavals throughout the 1960s...



Numer: 12 (1/2019)

Indigenous Social Movements...
Redaktorzy: Zuzanna Kruk-Buchowska, Jenny L. Davis

The present issue of the Review of International American Studies explores selected cases of Indigenous resistance to oppressive forms of environmental, socio-economic, linguistic, and cultural colonialism...



Numer: 11 (2/2018)

The Borders of the Border
Redaktor: Manuel Broncano Rodríguez

Whoever said that the more thresholds we draw, the more marginal spaces we create, was certainly right. The indefinite character of liminality seems to infallibly invite radical solutions: the margin is the locus of the aporia...



Numer: 11 (1/2018)

Walls, Material and Rhetorical...
Redaktor: Virginia R. Dominguez

This special issue of RIAS focuses on walls. It is motivated by Donald J. Trump’s campaign promise and presidential rhetoric insisting on building a tall, strong, beautiful and effective wall between Mexico and the United States...



Numer: 10 (2/2017)

Trans/Lazio
Redaktor: Claudio Salmeri

Volumes of text have been written on Italian presence in America. Even a quick Google search will demonstrate that, after the culture wars of the 1980s, the interest of Americanists worldwide has shifted to ethnic and diasporic studies within the Americas, which, slowly, begin to recognize the consequences of white ethnocentrism...



Numer: 10 (1/2017)

International American Studies...
Redaktor: RIAS Editors

[...] Since its inception, International American Studies (IAS) had to define itself against the larger backdrop of global or world studies. However, as Paul Giles notes in his contribution to this special issue of RIAS marking the 10th anniversary of the journal and devoted...



Numer: 9 (2/2016)

Constellating Americas
Redaktor: RIAS Editors

[...] Let us imagine, for a moment, that we have become characters in our own Robinsonade (in a time long before Daniel Defoe chronicled Robinson Crusoe’s epic journey).  Engaged in a half-magical, early Renaissance exploratory endeavor, like so many others before us...



Numer: 9 (1/2016)

E(ventos)
Redaktorzy: Alice Áurea Penteado Martha, Márcio Roberto do Prado

Eu não escolhi abrir a presente nota editorial com um poema de Paulo Leminski porque sou polonês; e, para ser sincero, tampouco o fiz devido ao fato de ele ser brasileiro. Fiz isso porque a sensibilidade profundamente empática de Leminski, pulsando na linguagem...



Numer: 8 (2/2015)

Entre Océanos, Umbral de Nuevos Mundos
Redaktorzy: Marta Ancarani, Cecylia Tatoj, Alba Escriu Roca

Nuestra Tierra es extraordinaria. El cielo y los mares que la arropan nos hacen precipitar suspiros de complacencia; quien pueda detener su mirada sobre ellos, podrá percibir las extravagantes figuras y los sutiles colores que los engalanan...



Numer: 8 (1/2015)

Oceanamerica(s)
Redaktor: Giorgio Mariani

The theme of the IASA 6th World Congress, ‘Oceans Apart: In Search of New Wor(l)ds’ was a fitting context in which to ask the question how did the Americas become America? And, inversely, how can America be turned inside out to reveal the Americas to which it is ineradicably...



Numer: 7 (2/2014)

Wor(l)ds Apart: Navigating Differences
Redaktorzy: Sonia Caputa, Anna Gonerko-Frej

The 6th World Congress of the International American Studies Association, ‘Oceans Apart: In Search of New Wor(l)ds,’ in August 2013 attracted scholars from all over the world to Szczecin, a Polish harbor city with a long multicultural, multinational history...



Numer: 7 (1/2014)

Oceans Apart: In Search of New Wor(l)ds
Redaktorzy: Agnieszka Woźniakowska, Anna Łakowicz-Dopiera

For three summer days in August 2013, the International American Studies Association (IASA) managed to attract scholars of all continents to travel to a Polish harbor town—Szczecin—to contribute to the discussions on America(s)...



Numer: 6 (1-2/2013)

Decoding American Cultures...
Redaktor: RIAS Editors

[…] For Friedman, the world in the 21st century is flat because the social, cultural and economic impact of technology has been to foster the development and profound influence of globalization—in effect, to create a new understanding of the relationship between America...



Numer: 5 (3-4/2011-2012)

Anniversary Issue. Five Years of RIAS
Redaktor: RIAS editors

When RIAS was born six years ago as the Review of International American Studies, it identified itself as sort of a fledgling but welcome intellectual cache, a safe place where often controversial debate...



Numer: 5 (1-2/2011)

Bodies of Canada...
Redaktorzy: Zuzanna Szatanik, Michał Krzykawski

The dialectics of exclusion and reappropriation of femininity is at the heart of the social contract which interlaces, according to Pateman...



Numer: 4.2-4.3 (2009/2010)

Modernity's Modernisms
Redaktor: RIAS Editors

[...] The essays in this issue address the notion of modernity’s modernisms construed in this way in three registers: the temporal, the spatial and the global. In its reconsideration of the Western moment of modernity...



Numer: 3.3-4.1 (2008/2009)

On Terror and Security
Redaktor: RIAS Editors

Since 9/11 and the rising interest in state security, academia has been one of the many arenas encouraged to invest in the research and dissemination of security policies and technologies, as can be seen by the growing number of programs and research funding...



Numer: 3 (1-2/2008)

Americas Studies / Americanist Canons
Redaktorzy: Michael Boyden, Paweł Jędrzejko, Cyraina Johnson-Roullier

The advent of Inter-American Studies has not only opened up an alternative discourse in the study of ‘American’ culture; it has also produced a discourse that suggests an alternative practice...



Numer: 2 (3/2007)

Loci and Foci
Redaktorzy: Michael Boyden, Paweł Jędrzejko

The IASA Third World Congress is quickly drawing near. By the time you are reading these lines, you are probably getting ready to pack your bags or are expressing your regret that you didn’t register for the conference. Since its inception in 2000, IASA has developed into a flourishing association...



Numer: 2 (2/2007)

The Cultural Significance of Modernity...
Redaktor: Cyraina Johnson-Roullier

The current issue of the RIAS seeks to examine the notions of “America” and “American” as these have meaning outside of such boundaries, and as these cultural identifications become significant within a hemispheric and comparative, cultural understanding...



Numer: 2 (1/2006)

American Studies and the Dilemmas...
Redaktor: Michael Boyden

The abolition, in the course of the nineteenth century, of the scriptum latinum—Latin composition as a condition for entry into the university—is impossible to separate from the pull towards the language of ‘the people’ during the nationalistic era in European politics...



Numer: 1 (1/2006)

Inaugural Issue
Redaktor: RIAS Editors

Welcome to RIAS, the Review of International American Studies, the online journal of the International American Studies Association (IASA). IASA, which held its first conference in Leiden in 2003, is organized around the understanding that in the twenty‑first century American Studies...



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