The origins of this book are to be found in the wish to promote
and enhance cooperation between scholars from
Visegrad countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and
Slovakia. In spite of significant interest in American Studies
in each country there has so far been no regular cooperation
among the scholars, researchers and students.
Therefore, we invited authors representing various disciplines
relating to American studies to join us in an attempt
to integrate scholars and create an academic space for
future projects and educational programs. This volume is
a consciously interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary
America and we hope that it proves useful for students in
the whole range of social and cultural studies as well as for
those who share an interest in American society.