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Feeling Global Internationalism in Distress

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ISBN-10: 0814775144

ISBN-13: 9780814775141

Edition: 1999

Authors: Bruce Robbins

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Is global culture merely a pale and sinister reflection of capitalist globalization? Bruce Robbins' responds to this and other questions inFeeling Global, a crucial document on nationalism, culturalism, and the role of intellectuals in the age of globalization.Building on his previous work, Robbins here takes up the question of the status of international human rights. Robbins' conception of internationalism is driven not only by the imperatives of global human rights policy, but by an understanding of transnational cultures, thus linking practical policymaking to cultural politics at the expense of neither. Robbins' cultural criticism, in other words, affords us much more than an…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Internationalism in Distress
Susan Sontag on Bosnia
Global Culture Is Ordinary
The New Nationalism and the End of the Culture Wars
Some Versions of U.S. Internationalism
The Weird Heights: Imperial Eyes, Universality, and Human Rights
Feeling Global: John Berger and Experience
Upward Mobility in the Postcolonial Era: Kincaid, Mukherjee, and the Cosmopolitan Au Pair
Secularism, Elitism, Progress, and other Transgressions: On Edward Said's "Voyage in"
Sad Stories in the International Public Sphere: Richard Rorty on Culture and Human Rights
Global Privacy
Democracy and Redistribution
Human Rights at the United Nations
Toward an Alliance
Root, Root, Root: Martha Nussbaum Meets the Home Team
Cosmopolitanism and Boredom
Rooting and Realism
Two Love Stories: The Home and the World and The English Patient
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