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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.

Worlding Multiculturalisms

Worlding Multiculturalisms

The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling

  • Author: Daniel P. S. Goh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317671651
  • 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.

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.

Travel, Agency, and the Circulation of Knowledge

Travel, Agency, and the Circulation of Knowledge

  • Author: Gesa Mackenthun,Andrea Nicolas,Stephanie Wodianka
  • Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3830985673
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 316
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Ever since the Gilgamesh epic and Homer's Odyssey, stories of travel and adventure, whether 'fictional', 'factual', or a mix of both, have been crucial to the collective self-definition of human societies. Since the early modern period and the increased frequency of cross-cultural encounters, the literary motif of the journey became a significant ingredient of colonial imagination. The ideology of adventure, crucial to many works of literature, pervades Western discourses of economic expansion and scientific discovery, while anthropologists, seeking to document indigenous story traditions, encountered an oral archive not unlike that of their own. Travelistic texts (by 'culture heroes', explorers, colonial agents, missionaries, scientific explorers, refugees, and foreign visitors) often provide the semantic repertoire for descriptions of 'exotic' spaces and populations. The knowledge gained through physical encounters during journeys to foreign lands often functions to revise inherited ideas about 'cultures' - those of others as well as one's own. The topics 'travel' and 'travel writing' therefore invite us to address questions of reliability and verifiability. This volume brings together experts from diverse disciplines and places around the globe whose work is concerned with the phenomenon and discourse of travel, transculturation, and the cross-cultural production of knowledge. The contributions reflect the recent shift in travel scholarship toward including the study of ideological conflicts within Europe's 'imperial gaze', as well as attempts at tracing the perspective of Europe's 'others', which frequently challenged colonial certainties and claims to intellectual supremacy.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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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Choreographing Empathy

Choreographing Empathy

Kinesthesia in Performance

  • Author: Susan Leigh Foster
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113689344X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 296
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"This is an urgently needed book – as the question of choreographing behavior enters into realms outside of the aesthetic domains of theatrical dance, Susan Foster writes a thoroughly compelling argument." – André Lepecki, New York University "May well prove to be one of Susan Foster’s most important works." – Ramsay Burt, De Montford University, UK What do we feel when we watch dancing? Do we "dance along" inwardly? Do we sense what the dancer’s body is feeling? Do we imagine what it might feel like to perform those same moves? If we do, how do these responses influence how we experience dancing and how we derive significance from it? Choreographing Empathy challenges the idea of a direct psychophysical connection between the body of a dancer and that of their observer. In this groundbreaking investigation, Susan Foster argues that the connection is in fact highly mediated and influenced by ever-changing sociocultural mores. Foster examines the relationships between three central components in the experience of watching a dance – the choreography, the kinesthetic sensations it puts forward, and the empathetic connection that it proposes to viewers. Tracing the changing definitions of choreography, kinesthesia, and empathy from the 1700s to the present day, she shows how the observation, study, and discussion of dance have changed over time. Understanding this development is key to understanding corporeality and its involvement in the body politic.

Imperialism, reform, and the making of Englishness in Jane Eyre

Imperialism, reform, and the making of Englishness in Jane Eyre

  • Author: Sue Thomas
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: 9780230554252
  • Category: History
  • Page: 170
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In a famous passage from Charlotte Bront︠'s novel, Jane Eyre identifies herself with 1millions2 in 1ferment2, 1in silent revolt against their lot2. Elsewhere, she compares herself to a missionary preaching liberty to the enslaved, helping them secure their freedom. Her imagination is shaped by historical events, and yet Bront︠ is usually thought to be careless about dates and historical markers in Jane Eyre. In this groundbreaking study, Sue Thomas convincingly dates the action and setting of the novel, and analyses the worldly consciousness of Bront︠'s characters and of Bront︠ herself. She addresses the articulation of questions of imperial history and relations, reform, racialization and the making of Englishness in the novel. Her examination of an 1848 stage adaptation of Jane Eyre for a predominantly working-class audience and of an 1859 Caribbean reworking of the novel illuminate the limits of Bront︠'s social imaginary.

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.

World writing

World writing

poetics, ethics, globalization

  • Author: Mary Gallagher
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 262
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" Much has been said about the relationship between globalization and culture and the political implications of that relationship. There has been little effort made, however, to investigate the effect of globalization on poetics or on the ethical moment of literature. World Writing is therefore concerned with studying the intersection of contemporary ethics, poetics, and globalization through historical and critical readings of writing from various parts of the world. Following an introductory chapter by Mary Gallagher, which maps this conceptual terrain, the contributors investigate how globalization inflects the necessary relationship between poetics, culture, ethics, and politics. Among the essays are Celia Brittons reading of douard Glissant on languages in the globalized world; Mary Gallaghers comparison of Glissants poetics of cultural diversity with the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas; David Palumbo-Lius exploration of the ethics of postcolonial fiction in J.M. Coetzees work; Mary Louise Pratts critique, based on recent Latin American writing, of the prematurely celebratory nature of globalization; and Julia Kristevas argument for the value of poetics and the ethics of hospitality. What emerges is an intricate discussion of the elusive relationship between the realms of ethics, poetics, and politics as they intersect in our changing world. "

The Hawaiian Journal of History

The Hawaiian Journal of History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Hawaii
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Military Reading and Modern American Narrative

Military Reading and Modern American Narrative

  • Author: Stephen D. Carter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 1654
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Other-Worldly

Other-Worldly

Making Chinese Medicine Through Transnational Frames

  • Author: Mei Zhan
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 240
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Traditional Chinese medicine is often portrayed as an enduring system of therapeutic knowledge that has become globalized in recent decades. InOther-Worldly, Mei Zhan argues that the discourses and practices called _traditional Chinese medicine_ are made through, rather than prior to, translocal encounters and entanglements. Zhan spent a decade following practitioners, teachers, and advocates of Chinese medicine through clinics, hospitals, schools, and grassroots organizations in Shanghai and The San Francisco Bay Area. Drawing on that ethnographic research, she demonstrates that the everyday practice of Chinese medicine is about much more than writing herbal prescriptions and inserting acupuncture needles. _Traditional Chinese medicine_ is also made and remade through efforts to create a preventive medicine for The _proletariat world,_ reinvent it for cosmopolitan middle-class aspirations, produce clinical _miracles,_ translate knowledge and authority, and negotiate marketing strategies and medical ethics. Whether discussing the presentation of Chinese medicine at a health fair sponsored by a Silicon Valley corporation, or how the inclusion of a traditional Chinese medicine clinic authenticates the _California_ appeal of an upscale residential neighbourhood in Shanghai, Zhan emphasizes that unexpected encounters and interactions are not anomalies in the structure of Chinese medicine. Instead, they are constitutive of its irreducibly complex and open-ended worlds. Zhan proposes an ethnography of _worlding_ as an analytic for engaging and illuminating emergent cultural processes such as those she describes. Rather than taking _cultural difference_ as the starting point for anthropological inquiries, this analytic emphasizes how various terms of difference_for example, _traditional,_ _Chinese,_ and _medicine__ are invented, negotiated, and deployed translocally.Other-Worldlyis a theoretically innovative and ethnographically rich account of the worlding of Chinese medicine.

Orientalism's Interlocutors

Orientalism's Interlocutors

  • Author: Jill Beaulieu,Mary Roberts
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822383853
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 244
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Until now, Orientalist art—exemplified by paintings of harems, slave markets, or bazaars—has predominantly been understood to reflect Western interpretations and to perpetuate reductive, often demeaning stereotypes of the exotic East. Orientalism's Interlocutors contests the idea that Orientalist art simply expresses the politics of Western domination and argues instead that it was often produced through cross-cultural interactions. Focusing on paintings and other representations of North African and Ottoman cultures, by both local artists and westerners, the contributors contend that the stylistic similarities between indigenous and Western Orientalist art mask profound interpretive differences, which, on examination, can reveal a visual language of resistance to colonization. The essays also demonstrate how marginalized voices and viewpoints—especially women's—within Western Orientalism decentered and destabilized colonial authority. Looking at the political significance of cross-cultural encounters refracted through the visual languages of Orientalism, the contributors engage with pressing recent debates about indigenous agency, postcolonial identity, and gendered subjectivities. The very range of artists, styles, and forms discussed in this collection broadens contemporary understandings of Orientalist art. Among the artists considered are the Algerian painters Azouaou Mammeri and Mohammed Racim; Turkish painter Osman Hamdi; British landscape painter Barbara Bodichon; and the French painter Henri Regnault. From the liminal "Third Space" created by mosques in postcolonial Britain to the ways nineteenth-century harem women negotiated their portraits by British artists, the essays in this collection force a rethinking of the Orientalist canon. This innovative volume will appeal to those interested in art history, theories of gender, and postcolonial studies. Contributors. Jill Beaulieu, Roger Benjamin, Zeynep Çelik, Deborah Cherry, Hollis Clayson, Mark Crinson, Mary Roberts

The Concord Saunterer

The Concord Saunterer

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Concord (Mass.)
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Worlding America

Worlding America

A Transnational Anthology of Short Narratives before 1800

  • Author: Oliver Scheiding,Martin Seidl
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804792593
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 264
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Worlding America explores the circulation of short narratives in the early Americas through a combination of neglected primary materials and scholarly commentary. Building on recent reconsiderations of American literature in light of transnational and hemispheric approaches, it follows the migration of stories from various backgrounds and demonstrates how forms and themes developed in a new literary market that spanned the Atlantic world. While short narratives prior to 1800 have been largely excluded from critical discussions as well as anthologies, they give insight into the conditions of publishing and writing as well as the demand for brief, entertaining pieces that was met by a wide variety of sources, including sermons, letters, diaries, travelogues, and, eventually, magazines and newspapers. Breaking with traditional concepts of period, authorship, and genre, Worlding America groups the different types of narratives it anthologizes according to key subject areas such as "Life Writing," "Female Agency," or the "Cultures of Print." Each section is introduced by a headnote that explains relevant historical and literary developments, situating each narrative in its cultural context and providing its publication history. Suggestions for further reading will also be appreciated by scholars and students wishing to pursue research in these underrepresented forms.