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Thresholds of Western Culture
     

Thresholds of Western Culture

by John Burt Foster, Jr. (Editor), Wayne Jeffrey Froman (Editor), John Burt Foster, Jr. John Burt (Editor), Wayne Froman (Editor)
 

Thresholds of Western Culture explores identity, postcoloniality and transnationalism—three closely related issues which redefine contemporary cultural identity.

The book opens with an analysis of subjectivity and the cultural meltdown that accompanied fascism in the West. The situation in Africa is then explored which, while recalling modernity's dark side

Overview

Thresholds of Western Culture explores identity, postcoloniality and transnationalism—three closely related issues which redefine contemporary cultural identity.

The book opens with an analysis of subjectivity and the cultural meltdown that accompanied fascism in the West. The situation in Africa is then explored which, while recalling modernity's dark side, highlights the intricacy of postcolonial identity. Post-Soviet Eastern Europe presents a separate case of neglected postcoloniality which emphasizes how ethnocentrism and cultural tensions have exposed the fragility of transnationalism. The book concludes with an examination of East Asia, a region which offers transnational options potentially much more fruitful than Balkanization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826459992
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/31/2003
Series:
Textures: Philosophy, Literature, Culture Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

John Burt Foster is Professor of World and Comparative Literature at George Mason University, USA. He is the author of Heirs to Dionysus: A Nietzschean Current in Literary Modernism (Princeton University Press, 1981) and Nabokov's Art Memory and European Modernism (Princeton University Press, 1993) and the editor, with Wayne J. Froman, of Dramas of Culture: Theory, History, Performance (Lexington Books, 2008). He is past editor of The Comparatist, an annual journal for comparative literary study, and now edits Recherche littéraire / Literary Research, a bilingual international journal in the same field.

Wayne J. Froman is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at George Mason University.

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