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 crew of students to mirror upon the transnational configurations of the sector of yank stories and the way those have affected its localizations, epistemological views, ecological imaginaries, and politics of translation. the amount elaborates at the factors of the transnational paradigm shift in American reports and describes the cloth adjustments that this new paradigm has effected in the past twenty years. The individuals hail from a number of postcolonial, transoceanic, hemispheric, and post-national positions and sensibilities, allowing them to theorize a “crossroads of cultures” clarification of transnational American reports that strikes past the multicultural reviews model.

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

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States undergo reimagining in significant ways during major systemic crises that precipitate changes in the rules governing the world system, such as the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, the termination of the Cold War, the decolonization of the Soviet empire, 9/11, and the financial meltdown of 2008. These crises result in differences in the international norms related to the legitimate agency of sovereignty. National sovereignty designates the people as the embodiment of a general will authorized to produce citizens, subjects, and laws.

Although oceanic and indigenous peoples and scholars sometimes romanticize and reinvent their objects of study, they never fail to mount critical resistance against the universality of neoliberal capitalism. The 1990s increase of economic and cultural exchanges between East [ 22 ] Introduction Asia and North America stimulated collaborations among scholars in American studies, Asian studies, Asian American studies, and transpacific studies. In his account of the roots of Asian American studies and Asian studies, Sucheta Mazumdar asserted that these interrelated fields not only help understand the Asian dimension of us history but also benefit each other in terms of developing global, historical, and comparative perspectives and paradigms on race, ethnicity, diaspora, and modernity.

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