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