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Title Digitalizing the global text : philosophy, literature, and culture / edited by Paul Allen Miller
Imprint Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press ; Taipei City, Taiwan : National Taiwan University Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HF1365 .D55 2019    AVAILABLE    30600020129756
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HF1365 D574 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001326404
Descript vi, 194 pages ; 24 cm
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Series East-West encounters in llterature and cultural studies
East-West cultural encounters in literature & cultural studies
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Part one. The local and the global in the digital age -- On being old and queer : Plato's Seventh letter in the digital age, or, resisting neoliberalism / Paul Allen Miller -- Local cultures, global audiences : the dream (and nightmare) of the world novel / Alexander Beecroft -- Global public, digital public : neo-epistolary and tactical consumption in À toi / Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu -- Wagner in China : negotiating the national, the universal, and the global / Nicholas Vazsonyi -- Part two. Going global : digital popular culture -- Right to the city : the metropolis and "Gangnam style" / Julie Choi -- The garden of living paths : interactive narratives in global Greek culture / Mou-Lan Wong -- Part three. The global object world : literature and ontology in late capitalism -- The ontological turn : a new problematic for literature and globalization / Meili Steele -- Altered realism in ontological fiction : Never let me go and Point omega / Chi-she Li -- Ghost in the machine : fetishism and the laboring body in Marx, Dickens, and Mayhew / Hisup Shin
"The present book in both its topic and its transnational makeup has come at a very particular moment. A few short years ago, globalism seemed to be both a known and an inexorable phenomenon. With the end of the Cold War, the opening of the Chinese economy, and the ascendancy of digital technology, the prospect of a unified flow of goods and services, of people and ideas seemed unstoppable (Moraru). Political theorists such as Francis Fukuyama proclaimed "the end of history." Yes, there were pockets of resistance and reaction, but these, we were told, would be swept away in a relentless tide of free markets and global integration that would bring Hollywood, digital finance, and fast food to all. Religious fundamentalism, revanchist forms of nationalism, attachments to traditional sexual identities would melt away before the forces of what were variously termed "modernity," "postmodernity," and Empire. A kind of relentless, technocratic rationality would sweep all in its wake, bringing a neoliberal utopia of free markets, free speech, and ever-increasing productivity. Were there, in the words of a seventies classic, "limits to growth" (Meadows et al.)? If so, they would be either transcended or accommodated by the same forces that threatened their breach. Climate change would be managed through a combination of technological innovation and agreed-upon regulation. Population control would be achieved by education, prosperity, and women entering the workforce"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Globalization
Economic development
Alt Author Miller, Paul Allen, 1959- editor
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