Global Circulation and Some Problems in Liberalism, Liberalization, and Neoliberalism
- Regenia Gagnier (see profile)
- 19th century, 20th century, Comparative literature, Politics, Translation studies
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- liberalism, Literary criticism, Race and Politics, Race and Religion, theory
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- The article begins with current research in world literature studies, translation and transculturation and then turns to world literatures that engaged with liberalism, liberalization, and, more recently, neoliberalism. It interrogates the connections between liberalism as open-mindedness, tolerance of diversity, individualism, and equality; liberalization as technological modernization and the opening up of cultures; and neoliberalism as the prioritizing of market over other values. With examples from world-historical literatures from China, Europe, India, Latin America, and the Middle East, it considers engagement with western liberalisms and modernization and some recent conflicts between liberalism and neoliberalism. The article is an exercise in comparative political-economic languages and how we might think about literature’s global circulation under interdependent but uneven conditions of development.
- Article forthcoming in Special Issue on Liberalisms in Occasion (Stanford University). Special issue Editor Jock Macleod. Ed. David Palumbo-Liu.
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