By Edited by Vijay Devadas, Edited by Henry Johnson Edited by Chris Prentice

ISBN-10: 9042030038

ISBN-13: 9789042030039

ISBN-10: 9042030046

ISBN-13: 9789042030046

Modern international tradition is unavoidably tradition in translation. It encompasses come across, trade, and transformation, disruption and the emergence of the definitely new. Drawing on modern theorists in fields of cultural reports and postcolonial reviews, this interdisciplinary number of essays explores the services of cultural translation in - and as - translocation. They examine the asymmetric distribution of energy and wealth along the unpredictable emergence of kinds of service provider in postcolonial and diasporic contexts, and relating to the appetites of the worldwide cultural and knowledge financial system. With different geocultural emphases, they seek advice from literature, movie, tv, digital media, track, and different areas of cultural amassing, assortment, and function. The essays span theoretical engagement and case research ways, taking cultural fabrics and practices as items, mediums, and brokers of translocation. They give a contribution to important modern debates concerning the politics of tradition and peoples in translation. participants: Andy Barratt; Dan Bendrups; Diana Brydon; Vijay Devadas; Jacob Edmond; Alyth provide; Philip Hayward; Henry Johnson; Mary McLaughlin; Brett Nicholls; Chris Prentice; Kate Roy; Simon Ryan; Paola Voci.

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Thus the (South Asian) migrant experience in Britain is represented metaphorically in the intergenerational dynamic of the Kumar family, from the parents’ aspirations to assimilation into middle-class British gentility, to son Sanjeev’s full assimilation and massmediated aspirations to americanized-Bollywood celebrity, while encompassing ‘wild-card’ “Ummi’s” unassimilable unpredictability. Yet the show also functions crucially as meta-television, as a show about the business of television, commenting on the television industry and cultural politics in Britain, shaped by market logic and the cult of celebrity.

58 Chrisman, Postcolonial Contraventions, 57–58. 22 DIANA BRYDON  cacy of planetarity as the imagined project that may prove the antidote to globalization? Perhaps, depending on how we read her various invocations of ‘earth’ in Death of a Discipline. ”59 The Earth as a displaced site for imagining planetarity? Does she mean that instead of imagining it from above, from outer space, the Earth can help us see the world as interconnected from below? Or is she also suggesting displacing the globe of globalization by Planet Earth, as invoked by environmentalists and especially the world’s indigenous peoples, who claim a special relation to the concept?

We may use the same terms but we do not stand on the same conceptual ground. I conclude that there are many lessons that those of us in the humanities can learn from our colleagues in the social sciences, but at the same time I realize more clearly where the value may lie in the kind of disciplinary work – undisciplined as it may seem to outsiders – that we in literary and cultural studies in fact manage to do. Charles Taylor suggests that “the language of traditional political theory – rights, citizenship, the demand for equal recognition, class, race, colonialism, etc.

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