Reorienting the transnational : Transatlantic, transpacific, and antipodean

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Giles, Paul. (2019). Reorienting the transnational : Transatlantic, transpacific, and antipodean. In In Morgan, Nina, Hornung, Alfred and Tatsumi, Takayuki (Ed.). The Routledge companion to transnational American studies pp. 31-40 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315163932-3
AuthorsGiles, Paul
EditorsMorgan, Nina, Hornung, Alfred and Tatsumi, Takayuki
Abstract

This chapter traces the emergence of transnationalism as a critical method, discussing its initial manifestation as a form of analysis focused primarily on the Atlantic. It argues, however, that in the 21st century this model has become increasingly oriented toward Pacific and antipodean contexts. By analysing ways in which transnationalism has been reconstituted for a multipolar world, it describes ways in which global narratives intersect, often in uncomfortable ways, with discrete national spaces. The essay concludes by recognizing the theoretical impetus of transnationalism as involving a paradoxical intervention, one that crosses the material conditions of particular localities with more abstract designs.

Page range31-40
Year2019
Book titleThe Routledge companion to transnational American studies
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationLondon, United Kingdom
New York, NY
SeriesRoutledge literature companions
ISBN9781315163932
9781138058903
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315163932-3
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