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is an academic journal
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and the official publication of the American Studies Association. The journal covers topics of both domestic and international concern in the United States and is considered a leading resource in the field of American studies
American studies or American civilization is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the United States. It traditionally incorporates the study of history, literature, and critical theory, but also includes fields as diverse as law, art, the media, film, religious studies, urban...
. The current editor-in-chief is Sarah Banet-Weiser (University of Southern California
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). The journal is published quarterly by the Johns Hopkins University Press
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