Articulating The Global And The Local: Globalization And Cultural Studies

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This book explores how discourses of the local, the particular, the everyday, and the situated are being transformed by new discourses of globalization and transnationalism, as used both by government and business and in critical academic discourse. Unlike other studies that have focused on the politics and economics of globalization, Articulating the Global and the Local highlights the importance of culture and provides models for a cultural studies that addresses globalization and the dialectic of local and ...

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This book explores how discourses of the local, the particular, the everyday, and the situated are being transformed by new discourses of globalization and transnationalism, as used both by government and business and in critical academic discourse. Unlike other studies that have focused on the politics and economics of globalization, Articulating the Global and the Local highlights the importance of culture and provides models for a cultural studies that addresses globalization and the dialectic of local and global forces.Arguing for the inseparability of global and local analysis, the book demonstrates how global forces enter into local situations and how in turn global relations are articulated through local events, identities, and cultures. It includes studies of a wide range of cultural forms: sports, poetry, pedagogy, ecology, dance, cities, and democracy. Articulating the Global and the Local makes the ambitious claim that the category of the local transforms the debate about globalization by redefining what counts as global culture. Central to the essays are the new global and translocal cultures and identities created by the diasporic processes of colonialism and decolonization. The essays explore a variety of local, national, and transnational contexts with particular attention to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality as categories that force us to rethink globalization itself.

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Ann Cvetkovich is associate professor of English and Douglas Kellner is professor of philosophy, both at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Thinking Global and Local 1
1 Collective Identity and the Democratic Nation-State in the Age of Globalization 33
2 Looking for Globality in Los Angeles 55
3 The (Trans)National Basketball Association: American Commodity-Sign Culture and Global-Local Conjuncturalism 72
4 The Politics of Corporate Ecological Restorations: Comparing Global and Local North American Contexts 102
5 Of Hecceites and Ritournelles: Movement and Affect in the Cajun Dance Arena 129
6 Cosmopolitanism and Communion: Renegotiating Relations in Sara Suleri's Meatless Days 149
7 In the Name of Audre Lorde: The Location of Poetry in the United States 184
8 Translating Resistance 207
9 License to Feel: Teaching in the Context of War(s) 226
10 Nationalism and Internationalism: Domestic Differences in a Postcolonial World 244
About the Book 249
About the Editors and Contributors 251
Index 253
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