The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies brings together the various fields within which transregional phenomena are scientifically observed and analysed. This handbook presents the theoretical and methodological potential of such studies for the advancement of the conceptualization of global and area-bound developments.
Following three decades of intense debate about globalization and transnationalism, it has become clear that border-crossing connections and interactions between societies are highly important, yet not all extend beyond the borders of nation-states or are of truly world-wide reach. The product of extensive international and interdisciplinary cooperation, this handbook is divided into ten sections that introduce the wide variety of topics within transregional studies, including Colonialism and Post-Colonial Studies, Spatial Formats, International Organizations, Religions and Religious Movements, and Transregional Studies and Narratives of Globalization. Recognizing that transregional studies asks about the space-making and space-formatting character of connections as well as the empirical status of such connections under the global condition, the volume reaches beyond the typical confines of area and regional studies to consider how areas are transcended and transformed more widely.
Combining case studies with both theoretical and methodological considerations, The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies provides the first overview of the currently flourishing field of transregional studies and is the ideal volume for students and scholars of this diverse subject and its related fields.
Table of Contents
List of special features Notes on contributors Transregional studies: a new approach to global processes Part I: Histories of area studies and methodological approaches Introduction Chapter 1: Transregionality in the history of area studies Chapter 2: Balkan counter-circulation: internationalizing area studies from a periphery during the Cold War Chapter 3: Area studies scholarship of Asia Chapter 4: Area studies, Regionalwissenschaften, aires culturelles: the respatialization of area studies from a bird’s-eye view Chapter 5: Methods in transregional studies: intercultural transfers Chapter 6: Comparative area studies Chapter 7: Transregional study of class, social groups, and milieus Chapter 8: The study of transregional movements Part II: Colonialism and post-colonial studies Introduction Chapter 9: Multiple Atlantics Chapter 10: Indian Ocean worlds Chapter 11: Movements, sites, and encounters of (post-)colonial knowledge in and of the Pacific Chapter 12: Colonial expertism and its post-colonial legacies Chapter 13: From the village to the world: subaltern studies as critical historicism Chapter 14: The invention of the Third World and the geopolitics of dependence and development Chapter 15: Decolonization and Cold War geographies: remapping the post-colonial world Part III: Spatial formats Introduction Chapter 16: Continents and civilizations Chapter 17: Languages and spaces: La Francophonie and other 'phonies' Chapter 18: Historical meso-regions and transregionalism Chapter 19: Border studies: temporality, space, and scale Chapter 20: Global cities Chapter 21: Special economic zones and transregional state spatiality Chapter 22: Transregional trade infrastructures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Part IV: Economic entanglements Introduction Chapter 23: Conceptualizing the world economy: the world market Chapter 24: Great Divergence: addressing global ineq
Matthias Middell is professor of cultural history at Leipzig University and its Centre for Area Studies. He has written extensively on the global implications of the French revolution, the history of East Central Europe since the eighteenth century, and on the transformations of the field of global history since the late nineteenth century. He is editor of Comparativ – A Journal of Global History and Comparative Studies.