American Studies as Transnational Practice: Turning toward by Yuan Shu, Donald E. Pease

By Yuan Shu, Donald E. Pease

This wide-ranging assortment brings jointly an eclectic workforce of students to mirror upon the transnational configurations of the sector of yankee stories and the way those have affected its localizations, epistemological views, ecological imaginaries, and politics of translation. the quantity elaborates at the factors of the transnational paradigm shift in American stories and describes the fabric alterations that this new paradigm has effected in past times 20 years. The individuals hail from numerous postcolonial, transoceanic, hemispheric, and post-national positions and sensibilities, permitting them to theorize a “crossroads of cultures” rationalization of transnational American reviews that strikes past the multicultural experiences model.

Offering a wealthy and profitable mixture of essays and case reports, this assortment will fulfill a extensive variety of scholars and scholars.

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Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ———. 2002. ” South Atlantic Quarterly 101 (1): 57–96. ———. 2007. ” Postcolonial Studies 10 (1): 111–20. ———. 2011. The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Palumbo-Liu, David. 1999. Asian/American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Patrick, Stewart M.

Remarking that this antipodean transpacific circuit was always made up of imperial crosscurrents as well as aquatic flows and island domains, Giles states that us excursions across the Pacific were complicated not only by encounters with native peoples but also by sporadic conflicts with Great Britain, the rival imperial power that used its base in Australia to exert influence over large sections of Pacific island space. Unlike Wilson’s vision of Oceania, however, Giles does not place the antipodean imaginary in the service of Pacific Islanders or transpacific resistance movements.

Memory’s impact depends on vertical integration and economies of scale, with those who control the most significant means of production seeing to it that their memories exported. This inequity manifestly shaped the public presentation of memories of the Vietnam War. To the extent that Americans want to remember Vietnam and reconcile with it, they are mostly interested in their former Vietnamese enemies in Vietnam. They neither mourn nor remember the South Vietnamese, their former allies, many of whom have settled in the United States.

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