Global/Local: Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary / Edition 1

Global/Local: Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary / Edition 1

by Rob Wilson
     
 


This groundbreaking collection focuses on what may be, for cultural studies, the most intriguing aspect of contemporary globalization—the ways in which the postnational restructuring of the world in an era of transnational capitalism has altered how we must think about cultural production. Mapping a "new world space" that is simultaneously more… See more details below

Overview


This groundbreaking collection focuses on what may be, for cultural studies, the most intriguing aspect of contemporary globalization—the ways in which the postnational restructuring of the world in an era of transnational capitalism has altered how we must think about cultural production. Mapping a "new world space" that is simultaneously more globalized and localized than before, these essays examine the dynamic between the movement of capital, images, and technologies without regard to national borders and the tendency toward fragmentation of the world into increasingly contentious enclaves of difference, ethnicity, and resistance.
Ranging across issues involving film, literature, and theory, as well as history, politics, economics, sociology, and anthropology, these deeply interdisciplinary essays explore the interwoven forces of globalism and localism in a variety of cultural settings, with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. Powerful readings of the new image culture, transnational film genre, and the politics of spectacle are offered as is a critique of globalization as the latest guise of colonization. Articles that unravel the complex links between the global and local in terms of the unfolding narrative of capital are joined by work that illuminates phenomena as diverse as "yellow cab" interracial sex in Japan, machinic desire in Robocop movies, and the Pacific Rim city. An interview with Fredric Jameson by Paik Nak-Chung on globalization and Pacific Rim responses is also featured, as is a critical afterword by Paul Bové.
Positioned at the crossroads of an altered global terrain, this volume, the first of its kind, analyzes the evolving transnational imaginary—the full scope of contemporary cultural production by which national identities of political allegiance and economic regulation are being undone, and in which imagined communities are being reshaped at both the global and local levels of everyday existence.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822317128
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory: Tracking the Global/Local1
The Global in the Local21
Localism, Globalism, and Cultural Identity46
A Borderless World? From Colonialism to Transnationalism and the Decline of the Nation-State78
Real Virtuality107
Phobic Spaces and Liminal Panics: Independent Transnational Film Genre119
From the Imperial Family to the Transnational Imaginary: Media Spectatorship in the Age of Globalization145
Flirting with the Foreign: Interracial Sex in Japan's "International" Age173
Desiring the Involuntary: Machinic Assemblage and Transnationalism in Deleuze and Robocop 2193
In Whose Interest? Transnational Capital and the Production of Multiculturalism in Canada219
Globalism's Localisms255
The Oceanic Feeling and the Regional Imaginary284
Goodbye Paradise: Global/Localism in the American Pacific312
The Case of the Emergent Cultural Criticism Columns in Taiwan's Newspaper Literary Supplements: Global/Local Dialectics in Contemporary Taiwanese Public Culture337
South Korea as Social Space348
Afterword: "Global/Local" Memory and Thought372
Index387
Contributors397

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >