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- DescriptionA founder of U.S.-Mexico border studies, Jose David Saldivar is a leading figure in efforts to expand the scope of American studies. In Trans-Americanity, he advances that critical project by arguing for a transnational, antinational, and outernational paradigm for American studies. Saldivar urges Americanists to adopt a world-system scale of analysis. Americanity as a Concept, an essay by the Peruvian sociologist Anibal Quija and Immanuel Wallerstein, the architect of world-systems analysis, serves as a theoretical touchstone for Trans-Americanity. In conversation t only with Quija and Wallerstein, but also with the theorists Gloria Anzaldua, John Beverley, Ranajit Guha, Walter D. Miglo, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Saldivar explores questions of the subaltern and the coloniality of power, emphasizing their location within postcolonial studies. Analyzing the work of Jose Marti, Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, Arundhati Roy, and many other writers, he addresses concerns such as the unspeakable in subalternized African American, U.S. Lati and Latina, Cuban, and South Asian literature; the rhetorical form of postcolonial narratives; and constructions of subalternized identities. In Trans-Americanity, Saldivar demonstrates and makes the case for Americanist critique based on a globalized study of the Americas.
- Author BiographyJose David Saldivar is Professor of Comparative Literature and Chair and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. His books include Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies, as well as The Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique, and Literary History and Criticism in the Borderlands: Studies in Chicano Literature, Culture, and Ideology (co-edited with Hector Calderon), both also published by Duke University Press.
- Author(s)Jose David Saldivar
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication21/12/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleNew Americanists
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note9 illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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