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- DescriptionMir Transnationalism moves beyond a binary model of mirity cultural formations that often dominates contemporary cultural and postcolonial studies. Where that model presupposes that mirities necessarily and continuously engage with and against majority cultures in a vertical relationship of assimilation and opposition, this volume brings together case studies that reveal a much more varied terrain of mirity interactions with both majority cultures and other mirities. The contributors recognize the persistence of colonial power relations and the power of global capital, attend to the inherent complexity of mir expressive cultures, and engage with multiple linguistic formations as they bring postcolonial mir cultural formations across national boundaries into productive comparison. Based in a broad range of fields-including literature, history, African studies, Asian American studies, Asian studies, French and francophone studies, and Latin American studies-the contributors complicate ideas of mirity cultural formations and challenge the tion that transnationalism is necessarily a homogenizing force. They cover topics as diverse as competing versions of Chinese womanhood; American rockabilly music in Japan; the trope of mestizaje in Chica art and culture; dub poetry radio broadcasts in Jamaica; creole theater in Mauritius; and race relations in Salvador, Brazil. Together, they point toward a new theoretical vocabulary, one capacious eugh to capture the almost infinitely complex experiences of mirity groups and positions in a transnational world. Contributors. Moradewun Adejunmobi, Ali Behdad, Michael Bourdaghs, Suzanne Gearhart, Susan Koshy, Francoise Lionnet, Seiji M. Lippit, Elizabeth Marchant, Kathleen McHugh, David Palumbo-Liu, Rafael Perez-Torres, Jenny Sharpe, Shu-mei Shih , Tyler Stovall
- Author BiographyFrancoise Lionnet is Chair of French and Francophone Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity. Shu-mei Shih is Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature, and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of The Lure of the Modern: Writing Modernism in Semicolonial China, 1917-1937.
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication09/03/2005
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note8 illus.
- Weight476 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5969 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byFrancoise Lionnet,Shu-mei Shih
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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