Literature after Globalization: Textuality, Technology and the Nation-State

Editor/Author Leonard, Philip
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury

ISBN: 978-1-44-119071-0
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Book Status: Pending
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Literature after Globalization offers a detailed study of recent literary and theoretical responses to technology, globalization, and national identity. Focusing on texts of the the 1990s and 2000s, particularly novels and other writing by Mark Danielewski, Hari Kunzru, Indra Sinha, and Neal Stephenson, it charts a departure from narratives of globalization which declare the collapse of national cultures, and it considers how national sovereignty has been reinvented and reasserted in the face of technology's transnational effects.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 The ends of man: electronic frontiers in an age of global community
  • 2 A space without geography, a nation without borders: The Cybergypsies and the literature of being-in-common
  • 3 Teach phenomenology the bomb: Starship Troopers, the technologized body and humanitarian warfare
  • 4 ‘Secure, anonymous, unregulated’: Cryptonomicon and the transnational data haven
  • 5 ‘A revolution in code’? Transmission and the cultural politics of hacking
  • 6 ‘Without return. Without place’: rewriting the book and the nation in Only Revolutions
  • Bibliography