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Imaginary States: STUDIES IN CULTURAL TRANSNATIONALISM - Transnational Cultural Studies (Hardback)
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Imaginary States: STUDIES IN CULTURAL TRANSNATIONALISM - Transnational Cultural Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 19/03/2003
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Can transnationalism be separated from capitalist globalization? Can an artist create cultural space and rethink the nation state simultaneously? In "Imaginary States", Peter Hitchcock explores such questions to invigorate the analysis of cultural transnationalism. Juxtaposing the macroeconomic realities of commodities with the creation of cultural workers, Hitchcock offers case studies of Nike and the coffee industry alongside examinations of writings by the Algerian feminist Assia Djebar and the Caribbean writers Edward Glissant, Kamau Brathwaite, and Maryse Conde. The stark contrast of literary examples of cultural transnationalism with discussions of commodity circulation attempts to complicate the relationship between the aesthetic and the economic. Blocking our imagination, Hitchcock argues, is the desire to produce cultural diversity under the terms of a global economy. In believing that to have one we must pursue the other, we flatten difference, erase complexity, and fail to grasp the imaginaries at stake. Hitchcock's invocation of the imagination allows for a deeper understanding of transnational "states" - whether states of being, economic states, or nation states. Proffering that the crisis of globalization is a crisis of the imagination, he urges that cultural transnationalism not be feared or suppressed but approached as a way to imagine difference globally.

Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252023934
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 585 mm

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