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Global Migration, Social Change, and Cultural Transformation


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PART I: INTRODUCTION New Global Conversations: Networks of Cultural Production and Social Change; E.Elliott, J.Payne & P.Ploesch PART II: TRANSNATIONAL NARRATIVES "Most Overrated Western Virtue": Rationality and Anti-Rationality in Zadie Smith's White Teeth; G.Hong Gender, Nation, and Globalization in Dilwale Duhania Le Jayenge and Monsoon Wedding; J.Sharpe Comparing Emerati and Egyptian Narratives on Marriage, Sexuality, and the Body ; F.Hasso PART III: U.S. MIGRATION AND CULTURE Third World Cinema Newsreel: Third Cinema Practice in the U.S.; C.Young Defying the Taboo: On the Study of Internal Race Oppression; K.Pyke Charles Rezinkoff: Poetry and Social Change; S.G.Axelrod Veneration and Violence: The Pedagogical Force of Virgin Iconography in Chicana Literature and Visual Art; T.Lopez PART IV:GLOBAL AND DOMESTIC ECONOMIES Anyone for Cultural Citizenship?; T.Miller Toward a Theorization of the United States "Prison Regime": White Supremacy, Bodily Immobilization, and the "Society Structured in Dominance"; D.Rodriguez The Mechanics of Empowerment: Migrant Farmworker Advocacy; M.Gray Orientalism and The New Global: The Example of India; A.Chakrabarti , S.Cullenberg & A.Dhar

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EMORY ELLIOT is a Professor of English
JASMINE PAYNE and PATRICIA PLOESCH are graduate students in the Department of English, all at University of California, Riverside, USA.


"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 timescritically 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

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