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Overview

World Bank literature is more than a concept-it is a provocation, a call to arms. It is intended to prompt questions about each word, to probe globalization, political economy, and the role of literary and cultural studies. As asserted in this major work, it signals a radical rewriting of academic debates, a rigorous analysis of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a consideration of literature that deals with new global realities.

Made more relevant than ever by momentous antiglobalization demonstrations in Seattle and Genoa, World Bank Literature brings together essays by a distinguished group of economists, cultural and literary critics, social scientists, and public policy analysts to ask how to understand the influence of the World Bank/IMF on global economic power relations and cultural production. The authors attack this question in myriad ways, examining World Bank/IMF documents as literature; their impact on developing nations; the relationship between literature and globalization; the connection between the academy and the global economy; and the emergence of coalitions confronting the new power. World Bank Literature shows, above all, the multifarious and sometimes nefarious ways that abstract academic debates play themselves out concretely in social policy and cultural mores that reinforce traditional power structures.

Contributors: Anthony C. Alessandrini, Bret Benjamin, John Berger, Suzanne Bergeron, Lorrayne Carroll, Manthia Diawara, Grant Farred, Barbara Foley, Claire F. Fox, Rosemary Hennessy, Doug Henwood, Caren Irr, Joseph Medley, Cary Nelson, Gautam Premnath, Bruce Robbins, Andrew Ross, Subir Sinha, Kenneth Surin, Rashmi Varma, Evan Watkins, Phillip E. Wegner, Richard Wolff.

Amitava Kumar is associate professor of English and cultural studies at Penn State University. He is the author of Passport Photos (2000).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816638376
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Against the Great Defeat of the World
Introduction
1 Consolations for Capitalists: Propositions in Flight from World Bank Literature 3
2 World Bank Literacy and the Culture of Jobs 12
3 Looking Backward, 2002-1969: Campus Activism in the Era of Globalization 26
4 Ya Basta. We Are Rising Up! World Bank Culture and Collective Opposition in the North 40
5 What Is Globalization Anyway? 59
6 Toward a Regional Imaginary in Africa 64
7 "Poverty in Liberty, Riches in Slavery": The IMF, the World Bank, and Women's Resistance in West Africa 82
8 The Uneven Development of Tactics 99
9 Breaking the Waves: Reading World Bank and Social Movement Documents on the Global Fisheries 111
10 Hostage to an Unaccountable Planetary Executive: The Flawed "Washington Consensus" and Two World Bank Reports 128
11 "Whooping It Up for Rational Prosperity": Narratives of the East Asian Financial Crisis 140
12 Challenging the World Bank's Narrative of Inclusion 157
13 World Bank/Class Blindness 172
14 Left Sensationalists at the Transnational Crime Scene: Recent Selective Fiction from the U.S.-Mexico Border Region 184
15 Under Control: Reading the Facts and FAQs of Population Control 201
16 Developing Fictions: The "Tribal" in the New Indian Writing in English 216
17 All Published Literature Is World Bank Literature; or, The Zapatistas' Storybook 237
18 The Weak Sovereignty of the Postcolonial Nation-State 253
19 Reading Bharati Mukherjee, Reading Globalization 266
20 Soldierboys for Peace: Cognitive Mapping, Space, and Science Fiction as World Bank Literature 280
Afterword 297
Contributors 305
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