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

Modern worldwide tradition is unavoidably tradition in translation. It encompasses come across, alternate, and transformation, disruption and the emergence of the utterly new. Drawing on modern theorists in fields of cultural reviews and postcolonial stories, this interdisciplinary choice of essays explores the capabilities of cultural translation in - and as - translocation. They study the asymmetric distribution of energy and wealth along the unpredictable emergence of varieties of company in postcolonial and diasporic contexts, and when it comes to the appetites of the worldwide cultural and data financial system. With diversified geocultural emphases, they discuss with literature, movie, tv, digital media, song, and different areas of cultural collecting, assortment, and function. The essays span theoretical engagement and case learn techniques, taking cultural fabrics and practices as items, mediums, and brokers of translocation. They give a contribution to important modern debates in regards to the politics of tradition and peoples in translation. members: 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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Croucher, Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of Identity in a Changing World (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004): 81. 25 And as popular books such as James Hughes’s Citizen Cyborg suggest, the very idea of ‘human’ already seems too limited and inappropriate for what is rapidly becoming a posthuman society. Hughes suggests that the concept of the ‘person’ is more appropriate than what he sees as “human-racism, the idea that only humans can be citizens”; Hughes, Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future (Cambridge M A : Westview, 2004): xv).

I have focused on how to write and visualize ‘home’ under globalizing conditions, how notions of “cosmopolitanism, diaspora and autonomy” become newly relevant under such conditions, how the politics of postcoloniality are changing, how “the social life of stories”6 functions in local and global contexts, and how citizenship is being reconceived within Canadian multicultural debates. This essay re-situates my fascination with these themes within the contexts of earth, world, and planet, each of which offers global options for thinking space in newly grounded ways.

55 Bill Ashcroft, “Edward Said: The Locatedness of Theory,” in Futures of Critical Theory: Dreams of Difference, ed. Michael Peters, Mark Olssen & Colin Lankshear (Lanham M D : Rowman & Littlefield, 2003): 262. 56 Ashcroft, “Edward Said: The Locatedness of Theory,” 263. 57 In her view, Said’s worldly criticism is further weakened by its problematic presentation of economics. See Chrisman, Postcolonial Contraventions, 67. 58 Chrisman, Postcolonial Contraventions, 57–58. 22 DIANA BRYDON  cacy of planetarity as the imagined project that may prove the antidote to globalization?

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