1st Edition

Cultural Studies of Transnationalism

Edited By Handel Wright, Meaghan Morris Copyright 2012
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book asks what ‘transnationalism’ might mean for Cultural Studies as an intellectual project shaped in vastly differing circumstances across the world. With contributions from scholars with experience of cultural life and the work of education in various regions, countries and locales - from francophone Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East to Hawaii, Jamaica, South Korea and Japan - Cultural Studies of Transnationalism ranges across literary, film, dance, theatrical and translation studies to explore the socially material and institutional factors that not only shape transnational developments in culture broadly understood, but also frame the academic and professional spaces in which we reflect on these.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Cultural Studies.

    1. An Introduction to Transnationalism and Cultural Studies

    Handel Kashope Wright & Meaghan Morris

    2. Postcolonial reflections on the ‘internationalization’ of cultural studies

    Raka Shome

    3. Higher Education "Reform," Hegemony, and Neo-Cold War Ideology: Lessons from Eastern Europe

    Allaine Cerwonka

    4. Interpreting Transnational Cultural Practices: Social Discourses on a Korean Drama in Japan, Hong Kong, and China

    Sujeong Kim

    5. Negotiating a Common Transnational Space: Mapping Performance in Jamaican Dancehall and South African Kwaito

    Sonjah Stanley Niaah

    6. Beyond Ethnicity, Into Equality: Re-thinking Hybridity and Transnationalism in a local play from Hawai’i

    Ming-Bao Yue

    7. Translating the Transnational: Teaching the "Other" in Translation

    Shouleh Vatanabadi

    8. Transgeographical Practices of Marronage in some African Films: Peck, Sissako and Téno, the New Griots of New Times?

    Boulou Ebanda de B’béri


    Handel Kashope Wright is Canada Research Chair of Comparative Cultural Studies, Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education and Professor of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has published extensively on Africana cultural studies, cultural studies of education, critical multiculturalism, anti-racism and qualitative research.

    Meaghan Morris is Chair Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and Professor in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia. Her work focuses on popular culture, historiography and social memory and she has published widely on globalisation and national questions in cultural studies.