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Locating Transnational Ideals

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Description

This volume defines versions of the transnational in their historical and cultural specificity. By "locating," the contributors contextualize historical and contemporary understandings of the fluid term "transnational," which vary in relation to the disciplines involved. This kind of historical and geographical "locating" implicitly turns against forms of contemporary transnational euphoria which, inspired by poststructural models of all-encompassing semiospheres, on the one hand, and by visions of the utopian communicative potential of new media like the internet, on the other, see national and ethnic paradigms as easily superseded by transnational agendas. By differentiating between various forms of transnational ideals and ideas in historical and geographical perspective since the Renaissance, the contributors aim to rediscover distinctions -- for instance between transnationalisms and cosmopolitanisms -- which neo-liberal transnational euphoria has tended to erase.

Author Biography

Walter Goebel is Professor of Literature at the University of Stuttgart. Saska Schabio is Professor of Literature at the University of Stuttgart.
Release date Australia
January 25th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Saskia Schabio Edited by Walter Goebel
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
6 Halftones, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
276
Dimensions
152x229x15
ISBN-13
9780415871365
Product ID
3749963

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