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"Because It Is My Culture": Technology and Agency in the Overseas U. S. Cultural History Classroom

Mancini, J.M. (2010) "Because It Is My Culture": Technology and Agency in the Overseas U. S. Cultural History Classroom. Journal of American History, 96 (4). pp. 1127-1132. ISSN 00218723

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Abstract

The article presents the author's reflections on her experiences as a teacher of U.S. history and culture at several universities in England and Ireland, discussing the challenges she faced in teaching the material, her engagement with the different cultural and historical attitudes of the students, and the larger benefits of teaching trans-cultural studies. Comments are given focusing on her course work on the internet and the role of agency in historical studies. Anecdotes are provided describing her experiments in generating and analyzing U.S. cultural media with her students, highlighting its successes and failures.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cultural studies; Study & teaching; Internet in education; Study & teaching;
Subjects: Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy > History
Item ID: 2340
Depositing User: Dr. Joanne Mancini
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 15:12
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of American History
Publisher: Organization of American Historians
Refereed: Yes
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