CONVERGENCES: INVENTORIES OF THE PRESENT
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At Home in the World

Cosmopolitanism Now

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674050310

Publication Date: 08/30/1997

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369 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Convergences: Inventories of the Present

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Claims to Global Culture: America Abroad
    • Du Bois’s Color and Democracy and the “Red” Color Line
    • The Public face of the “Third-World” Writer
    • States of Theory and the Absence of States
  • The Contradictions of Binary Thinking: Cosmopolitanism and Method
    • Nizan Fights the Watchdogs: The Obvious Must Be Explained
    • Cultural Studies and Colonial Progress
    • Anna Deveare Smith, or Authenticity without Apologies
  • The Culture of the Transnational Corporation
    • If the Nation Is Dead, Why Doesn’t Henry Kissinger Know It?
    • George Orwell as Julia Kristeva: The 1950s in the 1990s
    • Mangerial Training Manuals: What Is National in the Transnational
  • Gatt Poetics and the Traveling Critic: Cosmopolitanism and the Explorer’s Eye
    • The Sublimation of Poverty: New York’s Lower East Side
    • “Marcos” and Cortazar: Two Alternatives to Contemporary Travel Narrative
    • The Literary in the Light of the Nobel Prize: Morrison and Walcott
    • A Few Thoughts on What the Postcolonial Leaves Out
  • Cosmopolitanism’s American Base: C. L. R. James in New York, 1950
    • Socialist Desire: Ernst Bloch in America
    • Cosmopolitanism, America, and the Cold War
    • The Struggle for Happiness-Winning in Desperate Times by Loving What Is
    • James’s Art
    • Exceptional Americanism and the U.S. Mass Culture Debate
  • The World Cuban: Alejo Carpentier and Cuban Popular Music
    • From Paris to Havana
    • Ethnographic Surrealism: The Red and the Black
    • Salsa and the Cuban Image
    • Reading Mass Culture through Youth
    • The Indigenous and the In-Between
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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