Minor Transnationalism
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Minor Transnationalism

Françoise Lionnet,Shu-mei Shih

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Minor Transnationalism

Françoise Lionnet,Shu-mei Shih

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Minor Transnationalism moves beyond a binary model of minority cultural formations that often dominates contemporary cultural and postcolonial studies. Where that model presupposes that minorities necessarily and continuously engage with and against majority cultures in a vertical relationship of assimilation and opposition, this volume brings together case studies that reveal a much more varied terrain of minority interactions with both majority cultures and other minorities. The contributors recognize the persistence of colonial power relations and the power of global capital, attend to the inherent complexity of minor expressive cultures, and engage with multiple linguistic formations as they bring postcolonial minor cultural formations across national boundaries into productive comparison.

Based in a broad range of fields—including literature, history, African studies, Asian American studies, Asian studies, French and francophone studies, and Latin American studies—the contributors complicate ideas of minority cultural formations and challenge the notion that transnationalism is necessarily a homogenizing force. They cover topics as diverse as competing versions of Chinese womanhood; American rockabilly music in Japan; the trope of mestizaje in Chicano art and culture; dub poetry radio broadcasts in Jamaica; creole theater in Mauritius; and race relations in Salvador, Brazil. Together, they point toward a new theoretical vocabulary, one capacious enough to capture the almost infinitely complex experiences of minority groups and positions in a transnational world.

Contributors. Moradewun Adejunmobi, Ali Behdad, Michael Bourdaghs, Suzanne Gearhart, Susan Koshy, Françoise Lionnet, Seiji M. Lippit, Elizabeth Marchant, Kathleen McHugh, David Palumbo-Liu, Rafael Pérez-Torres, Jenny Sharpe, Shu-mei Shih, Tyler Stovall

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Table of contents

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction: Thinking through the Minor, Transnationally by Francoise Lionnet and Shu-Mei Shih
  3. 1. Theorizing
  4. II. Historicizing
  5. III. Reading, Writing, Performing
  6. IV. Spatializing
  7. Contributors
  8. Index
Citation styles for Minor Transnationalism

APA 6 Citation

Lionnet, F., & Shih, S. (2005). Minor Transnationalism ([edition unavailable]). Duke University Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1458343/minor-transnationalism-pdf (Original work published 2005)

Chicago Citation

Lionnet, Françoise, and Shu-mei Shih. (2005) 2005. Minor Transnationalism. [Edition unavailable]. Duke University Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/1458343/minor-transnationalism-pdf.

Harvard Citation

Lionnet, F. and Shih, S. (2005) Minor Transnationalism. [edition unavailable]. Duke University Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1458343/minor-transnationalism-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Lionnet, Françoise, and Shu-mei Shih. Minor Transnationalism. [edition unavailable]. Duke University Press, 2005. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.