The European Journal of American Studies is produced by the European Association for American Studies, a federation of national and joint-national associations of specialists of the United States (www.eaas.info) regrouping approximately 5000 scholars from 26 European countries. It publishes one issue 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. EJAS is an electronic journal, entirely available online, free and in full-text.