Global Migration, Social Change, and Cultural Transformation

Global Migration, Social Change, and Cultural Transformation


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The essays in this collection work toward a larger goal of separating “globalization” from strictly economic considerations. The authors instead look at globalization as a force that produces profound social and cultural consequences, including migration, struggles for social change, and the transformations of aesthetic practices. 

Emory Elliott is a University Professor and Director of The Center for Ideas and Society at the University of California, Riverside, and is a past President of the American Studies Association.

Jasmine Payne is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of English at the University of California, Riverside.

Patricia Ploesch received her PhD in English at the University of California, Riverside.

“Essays in this unique collection sharply engage the importance of culture–in manifold expressions among migrant, immigrant, and diasporic communities, and across the world–as mediating, and at times critically transforming, the powerful social and economic processes of globalization.”–Lisa Lowe, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, San Diego
“The theoretically informed and analytically significant essays gathered together in this volume introduce aesthetic categorizations and interpretive frameworks that promise to revise settled economic understandings of what ‘globalization’ signifies and to explain the complex roles that migratory and diasporic movements have played in bringing about cultural transformation. This will prove an invaluable resource and point of departure for students and scholar across the disciplines who are interested in the contemporary debates about globalization.”
–Donald E. Pease, Professor of English, Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities, Dartmouth College

PART I: INTRODUCTION * New Global Conversations: Networks of Cultural Production and Social Change–Emory Elliott, Jasmine Payne & Patricia Ploesch * PART II: TRANSNATIONAL NARRATIVES * “Most Overrated Western Virtue”: Rationality and Anti-Rationality in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth–Grace Hong * Gender, Nation, and Globalization in Dilwale Duhania Le Jayenge and Monsoon Wedding–Jenny Sharpe * Comparing Emerati and Egyptian Narratives on Marriage, Sexuality, and the BodyFrances Hasso * PART III: U.S. MIGRATION AND CULTURE * Third World Cinema Newsreel: Third Cinema Practice in the U.S.–Cynthia YounG * Defying the Taboo: On the Study of Internal Race Oppression–Karen Pyke * Charles Rezinkoff: Poetry and Social Change–Steven Gould Axelrod * Veneration and Violence: The Pedagogical Force of Virgin Iconography in Chicana Literature and Visual Art–Tiffany Lopez * PART IV:GLOBAL AND DOMESTIC ECONOMIES * Anyone for Cultural Citizenship?–Toby Miller * Toward a Theorization of the United States “Prison Regime”: White Supremacy, Bodily Immobilization, and the “Society Structured in Dominance”–Dylan Rodriguez * The Mechanics of Empowerment: Migrant Farmworker Advocacy–Maggie Gray * Orientalism and The New Global: The Example of India–Anjan Chakrabarti, Stephen Cullenberg & Anup Dhar


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