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The Worlding Project

The Worlding Project

Doing Cultural Studies in the Era of Globalization

  • Author: Rob Wilson,Christopher Leigh Connery
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781556436802
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 243
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Globalization discourse now presumes that the “world space” is entirely at the mercy of market norms and forms promulgated by reactionary U.S. policies. An academic but accessible set of studies, this wide range of essays by noted scholars challenges this paradigm with diverse and strong arguments. Taking on topics that range from the medieval Mediterranean to contemporary Jamaican music, from Hong Kong martial arts cinema to Taiwanese politics, writers such as David Palumbo-Liu, Meaghan Morris, James Clifford, and others use innovative cultural studies to challenge the globalization narrative with a new and trenchant tactic called “worlding.” The book posits that world literature, cultural studies, and disciplinary practices must be “worlded” into expressions from disparate critical angles of vision, multiple frameworks, and field practices as yet emerging or unidentified. This opens up a major rethinking of historical “givens” from Rob Wilson’s reinvention of “The White Surfer Dude” to Sharon Kinoshita’s “Deprovincializing the Middle Ages.” Building on the work of cultural critics like Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, and Kenneth Burke, The Worlding Project is an important manifesto that aims to redefine the aesthetics and politics of postcolonial globalization withalternative forms and frames of global becoming.

International Relations Scholarship Around the World

International Relations Scholarship Around the World

  • Author: Arlene B. Tickner,Ole Wæver
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135981078
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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It has become widely accepted that the discipline of International Relations (IR) is ironically not "international" at all. IR scholars are part of a global discipline with a single, shared object of study - the world, and yet theorizing gravitates around a number of concepts that have been conceived solely in the United States. The purpose of this book is to re-balance this "western bias" by examining the ways in which IR has evolved and is practiced around the world. The fifteen case studies offer fresh insights into the political and socioeconomic environments that characterize diverse geocultural sites and the ways in which these traits inform and condition scholarly activity in International Relations. By bringing together scholars living and working across the globe Tickner and Wæver provide the most comprehensive analysis of IR ever published. It is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the history, development and future of international relations.

Worlding Multiculturalisms

Worlding Multiculturalisms

The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling

  • Author: Daniel P. S. Goh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131767166X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
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Worlding multiculturalisms are practices that infuse our arbitrary cultural lives with new things from other cultures in poetic ways to enable us to dwell and be at home with the complexity of the world. In the context of the crisis of multiculturalism in the West and the growing obsolescence of state-based multiculturalism in the postcolonial world, this book offers examples of new practices of worlding multiculturalisms that go beyond issues of immigration, integration and identity. Contrasting Western and Asian notions of multiculturalism, this book does not focus on state issues, but rather, highlights manifestations of cultural exchange. The chapters draw on cultural studies approaches to document instances of worlding multiculturalisms that bring Asian cultures into conflict, dialogue and settlement with each other. Instances include an Asian American return novel set in Penang, the cultural productions and street performances of democracy marches in Malaysia, the campaigns to reclaim public spaces and citizenship rights by migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong, the imaginary vistas opened up by Japanese popular culture consumed throughout Asia, the localisations of casino complexes in Macau and a shopping mall in Seoul, and an old municipal cemetery being defended from urban redevelopment in Singapore. Rather than merely globalizing forms of political diversity, these are instances with the potential to transform social relations and the very terms of cultural exchange. Worlding Multiculturalisms offers a truly interdisciplinary examination of multiculturalism in action. As such, it will appeal to students and scholars of cultural studies, Asian studies, Asian culture and society, cultural anthropology and sociology and political sociology.

Translating the World

Translating the World

Toward a New History of German Literature Around 1800

  • Author: Birgit Tautz
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271080493
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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In Translating the World, Birgit Tautz provides a new narrative of German literary history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Departing from dominant modes of thought regarding the nexus of literary and national imagination, she examines this intersection through the lens of Germany’s emerging global networks and how they were rendered in two very different German cities: Hamburg and Weimar. German literary history has tended to employ a conceptual framework that emphasizes the nation or idealized citizenry; yet the experiences of readers in eighteenth-century German cities existed within the context of their local environments, in which daily life occurred and writers such as Lessing, Schiller, and Goethe worked. Hamburg, a flourishing literary city in the late eighteenth century, was eventually relegated to the margins of German historiography, while Weimar, then a small town with an insular worldview, would become mythologized for not only its literary history but its centrality in national German culture. By interrogating the histories of and texts associated with these cities, Tautz shows how literary styles and genres are born of local, rather than national, interaction with the world. Her examination of how texts intersect and interact reveals how they shape and transform the urban cultural landscape as they are translated and move throughout the world. A fresh, elegant exploration of literary translation, discursive shifts, and global cultural changes, Translating the World is an exciting new story of eighteenth-century German culture and its relationship to expanding global networks that will especially interest scholars of comparative literature, German studies, and literary history.

The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp

A Novel

  • Author: John Irving
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1524744808
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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Now available as an ebook for the first time ever in America, the bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving—the 40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. “He is more than popular. He is a Populist, determined to keep alive the Dickensian tradition that revels in colorful set pieces...and teaches moral lessons.”—The New York Times The opening sentence of John Irving’s breakout novel The World According to Garp signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. “Garp’s mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater.” Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing. From the tragicomic tone of its first sentence to its mordantly funny last line—“we are all terminal cases”—The World According to Garp maintains a breakneck pace. The subject of sexual hatred—of intolerance of sexual minorities and differences—runs the gamut of “lunacy and sorrow.” Winner of the National Book Award, Garp is a comedy with forebodings of doom. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries—with more than ten million copies in print—Garp is the precursor of John Irving’s later protest novels.

The Mushroom at the End of the World

The Mushroom at the End of the World

On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

  • Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400873541
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: what manages to live in the ruins we have made? A tale of diversity within our damaged landscapes, The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism. Here, we witness the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce: the worlds of Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, industrial forests, Yi Chinese goat herders, Finnish nature guides, and more. These companions also lead us into fungal ecologies and forest histories to better understand the promise of cohabitation in a time of massive human destruction. By investigating one of the world's most sought-after fungi, The Mushroom at the End of the World presents an original examination into the relation between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for continuing life on earth.

Art and the City

Art and the City

Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape

  • Author: Jason Luger,Julie Ren
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315303019
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 246
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Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing expectations about what is construed as art. But when we expand the world in which we look at art, how does this change our understanding of critical artistic practice? This book presents a global perspective on the relationship between art and the city. International and leading scholars and artists themselves present critical theory and practice of contemporary art as a politicised force. It extends thinking on contemporary arts practices in the urban and political context of protest and social resilience and offers the prism of a ‘critical artscape’ in which to view the urgent interaction of arts and the urban politic. The global appeal of the book is established through the general topic as well as the specific chapters, which are geographically, socially, politically and professionally varied. Contributing authors come from many different institutional and anti-institutional perspectives from across the world. This will be valuable reading for those interested in cultural geography, urban geography and urban culture, as well as contemporary art theorists, practitioners and policymakers.

Utopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures

Utopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures

  • Author: A. Mohan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137031891
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 234
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Shifting the postcolonial focus away from the city and towards the village, this book examines the rural as a trope in twentieth-century South Asian literatures to propose a new literary history based on notions of utopia, dystopia, and heterotopia and how these ideas have circulated in the literary and the cultural imaginaries of the subcontinent.

Persistence of the Negative

Persistence of the Negative

  • Author: Benjamin Noys
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748655204
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 208
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An original and compelling critique of contemporary Continental theory through a rehabilitation of the negative.

French Global

French Global

A New Approach to Literary History

  • Author: Christie McDonald,Susan Suleiman
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231519222
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 576
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Recasting French literary history in terms of the cultures and peoples that interacted within and outside of France's national boundaries, this volume offers a new way of looking at the history of a national literature, along with a truly global and contemporary understanding of language, literature, and culture. The relationship between France's national territory and other regions of the world where French is spoken and written (most of them former colonies) has long been central to discussions of "Francophonie." Boldly expanding such discussions to the whole range of French literature, the essays in this volume explore spaces, mobilities, and multiplicities from the Middle Ages to today. They rethink literary history not in terms of national boundaries, as traditional literary histories have done, but in terms of a global paradigm that emphasizes border crossings and encounters with "others." Contributors offer new ways of reading canonical texts and considering other texts that are not part of the traditional canon. By emphasizing diverse conceptions of language, text, space, and nation, these essays establish a model approach that remains sensitive to the specificities of time and place and to the theoretical concerns informing the study of national literatures in the twenty-first century.

Worlding Cities

Worlding Cities

Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global

  • Author: Ananya Roy,Aihwa Ong
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444346784
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 376
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Worlding Cities is the first serious examination of Asian urbanism to highlight the connections between different Asian models and practices of urbanization. It includes important contributions from a respected group of scholars across a range of generations, disciplines, and sites of study. Describes the new theoretical framework of ‘worlding’ Substantially expands and updates the themes of capital and culture Includes a unique collection of authors across generations, disciplines, and sites of study Demonstrates how references to Asian power, success, and hegemony make possible urban development and limit urban politics

World Beats

World Beats

Beat Generation Writing and the Worlding of U.S. Literature

  • Author: Jimmy Fazzino
  • Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
  • ISBN: 1611689473
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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This fascinating book explores Beat Generation writing from a transnational perspective, using the concept of worlding to place Beat literature in conversation with a far-reaching network of cultural and political formations. Countering the charge that the Beats abroad were at best na•ve tourists seeking exoticism for exoticism's sake, World Beats finds that these writers propelled a highly politicized agenda that sought to use the tools of the earlier avant-garde to undermine Cold War and postcolonial ideologies and offer a new vision of engaged literature. With fresh interpretations of central Beat authors Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs - as well as usually marginalized writers like Philip Lamantia, Ted Joans, and Brion Gysin - World Beats moves beyond national, continental, or hemispheric frames to show that embedded within Beat writing is an essential universality that brought America to the world and the world to American literature. This book presents an original treatment that will attract a broad spectrum of scholars.

Worlding Murieta

Worlding Murieta

Geographies of the American West in the Murieta Text Network

  • Author: Colleen Marie Tripp
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 92
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Itineraries for a Republic

Itineraries for a Republic

Tourism and Travel Culture in Modern China, 1866-1954

  • Author: Yajun Mo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 926
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Being and Time

Being and Time

A Translation of Sein und Zeit

  • Author: Martin Heidegger
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791426777
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 487
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A new, definitive translation of Heidegger's most important work.

Dark Continents

Dark Continents

Psychoanalysis and Colonialism

  • Author: Ranjana Khanna
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822330677
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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Dark Continents argues that psychoanalysis is a colonial discipline that paradoxically provides crucial tools for critiques of postcolonialism and neocolonialism. Ranjana Khanna reveals how the concept of the self that emerged in psychoanalytic theory, even in its many post-Freudian variations, developed in relation to the concept of the European nation-state. She contends that understanding colonialism's role in the formation of psychoanalysis enables the insight that the nation-state was constituted through the colonial relation and, indeed, must be radically reshaped if it is to survive without colonies. She shows how psychoanalysis helps to explain the melancholia imperialism created among both colonizers and the colonized. Positing that issues of ethics and feminism ultimately lie at the heart of the connections between colonialism and psychoanalysis, Khanna assesses the merits of various models of nationalism, psychoanalysis, and colonialism for a transnational feminist ethics. Khanna traces the development and deployment of psychoanalysis-particularly its relationship to colonial projects-from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century up to the present. Illuminating Freud's debt to the languages of archaeology and anthropology alongside the development of his career, the collapse of the Habsburg empire, and the Nazi occupation of Vienna, she shows how Freud altered his theories of the ego as his own political status changed. Khanna looks at how psychoanalytic theory was taken up in the metropole and colonies in the period of decolonization following World War II, focusing on its use by a range of writers including Sartre, Octave Mannoni, Aim and Suzanne Csaire, Ren Mnil, Frantz Fanon, and Albert Memmi. She points out that it was through Sartre's and Mannoni's work that the contingency of the European nation-state first came into view. Given the masculinist nature of many of these writers' thought, Khanna focuses on the necessity of a feminist critique of psychoanalytic theory.

Designs for the Pluriverse

Designs for the Pluriverse

Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds

  • Author: Arturo Escobar
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822371812
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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In Designs for the Pluriverse Arturo Escobar presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design's world-making capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Noting that most design—from consumer goods and digital technologies to built environments—currently serves capitalist ends, Escobar argues for the development of an “autonomous design” that eschews commercial and modernizing aims in favor of more collaborative and placed-based approaches. Such design attends to questions of environment, experience, and politics while focusing on the production of human experience based on the radical interdependence of all beings. Mapping autonomous design’s principles to the history of decolonial efforts of indigenous and Afro-descended people in Latin America, Escobar shows how refiguring current design practices could lead to the creation of more just and sustainable social orders.

Worlding Brazil

Worlding Brazil

Intellectuals, Identity and Security

  • Author: Laura Lima
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317984269
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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This book looks at the development of thinking about security in Brazil between 1930 and 2010. In order to do so, it develops a new framework for thinking about intellectual history in Brazil and applies it to the development of knowledge on security in that country. Building on the Gramscian literature on ‘late modernization’ and ‘conservative revolution’ and drawing on the idea of ‘Emotional Theory of Action’ proposed by Brazilian sociologist Jessé Souza, this book sets out to establish an innovative framework with which to analyse the development of ‘thinking about security’ in Brazil in three specific historic contexts. This theoretical framework is then used to argue that one specific discourse of Brazilian identity has been the main source of knowledge production in that country since the 1930s. In doing this, the book offers thought-provoking arguments about the role of intellectuals in Brazil and reassesses the exclusionary ideas embedded in the politics of identity and security. This book not only introduces a novel framework to analyse intellectual production outside the core, it also sheds light on how security has been historically thought of outside the core and will be of interest to students and scholars of International Relations, Critical Security Studies and Latin American Studies.

What Is a World?

What Is a World?

On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature

  • Author: Pheng Cheah
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822374536
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 408
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In What Is a World? Pheng Cheah, a leading theorist of cosmopolitanism, offers the first critical consideration of world literature’s cosmopolitan vocation. Addressing the failure of recent theories of world literature to inquire about the meaning of world, Cheah articulates a normative theory of literature’s world-making power by creatively synthesizing four philosophical accounts of the world as a temporal process: idealism, Marxist materialism, phenomenology, and deconstruction. Literature opens worlds, he provocatively suggests, because it is a force of receptivity. Cheah compellingly argues for postcolonial literature’s exemplarity as world literature through readings of narrative fiction by Michelle Cliff, Amitav Ghosh, Nuruddin Farah, Ninotchka Rosca, and Timothy Mo that show how these texts open up new possibilities for remaking the world by negotiating with the inhuman force that gives time and deploying alternative temporalities to resist capitalist globalization.

The Worlding of Jean Rhys

The Worlding of Jean Rhys

  • Author: Sue Thomas
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313310928
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 220
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Situates Rhys's authorial and narrative voices politically and ethically in relation to the historical worlds of her fiction and autobiographical writing.