The European Journal of American Studies is produced by the European Association for American Studies (EAAS), a federation of national and joint-national associations of specialists of the United States (www.eaas.eu) regrouping approximately 4000 scholars from 27 European countries. It publishes three or four issues each year. Each issue is either thematically composed or incrementally evolutive. It welcomes contributions from Americanists in Europe and elsewhere and aims at making available reliable information and state-of-the-art research on all aspects of United States culture and society. Contributions will be submitted to the approval of the editorial committee following specialized peer-review. The director of this publication is the President of the European Association for American Studies. Opinions expressed in EJAS should however be considered as strictly that of the authors.