This book explores identity, postcoloniality and transnationalism - three closely related issues which redefine contemporary cultural identity. It opens with an analysis of subjectivity and the cultural meltdown that accompanied fascism in the West. The situation in Africa is then explored which, while recalling modernity's dark side, highlights the intricacy of postcolonial identity. Post-Soviet Eastern Europe presents a separate case of neglected postcoloniality which emphasises how ethcentrism and cultural tensions have exposed the fragility of transnationalism. The book concludes with an examination of East Asia, a region which offers transnational options potentially much more fruitful than Balkanization.
John Burt Foster, Jr is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at George Mason University. Wayne J. Froman is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at George Mason University.