New Comparisons in World Literature

World Literature, Neoliberalism, and the Culture of Discontent

Editors: Deckard, Sharae, Shapiro, Stephen (Eds.)

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  • Avoids treating neoliberalism as a homogeneous 'thing' that is imprinted in every place in the same way
  • Brings together perspectives from different fields (hemispheric American and Latin American studies, world literature, postcolonial studies, environmental humanities)
  • Furthers the emerging field of world-systems and world-ecology by deepening its theoretical frameworks and developing new methodologies
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This book explains neoliberalism as a phenomenon of the capitalist world-system. Many writers focus on the cultural or ideological symptoms of neoliberalism only when they are experienced in Europe and America. This collection seeks to restore globalized capitalism as the primary object of critique and to distinguish between neoliberal ideology and processes of neoliberalization. It explores the ways in which cultural studies can teach us about aspects of neoliberalism that economics and political journalism cannot or have not: the particular affects, subjectivities, bodily dispositions, socio-ecological relations, genres, forms of understanding, and modes of political resistance that register neoliberalism. Using a world-systems perspective for cultural studies, the essays in this collection examine cultural productions from across the neoliberal world-system, bringing together works that might have in the past been separated into postcolonial studies and Anglo-American Studies.

About the authors

Sharae Deckard is Lecturer in World Literature at University College Dublin, Ireland. Her recent publications include Marxism, Postcolonial Studies and the Future of Critique (co-edited with Rashmi Varma); Paradise Discourse, Imperialism and Globalization; and special issues of Ariel and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing on world literature.
Stephen Shapiro is Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. His most recent publications include Pentecostal Modernism: Lovecraft, Los Angeles and World-Systems Culture and Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature (co-edited with Liam Kennedy).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • World-Culture and the Neoliberal World-System: An Introduction

    Pages 1-48

    Deckard, Sharae (et al.)

  • The Long 1970s: Neoliberalism, Narrative Form, and Hegemonic Crisis in the Work of Marlon James and Paulo Lins

    Pages 49-68

    Niblett, Michael

  • From “Section 936” to “Junk”: Neoliberalism, Ecology, and Puerto Rican Literature

    Pages 69-91

    Oloff, Kerstin

  • Mont Neoliberal Periodization: The Mexican “Democratic Transition,” from Austrian Libertarianism to the “War on Drugs”

    Pages 93-110

    Sánchez Prado, Ignacio M.

  • Cricket’s Neoliberal Narratives: Or the World of Competitive Accumulation and Sporting Spirit in Contemporary Cricket Fiction

    Pages 111-130

    Westall, Claire

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
World Literature, Neoliberalism, and the Culture of Discontent
Editors
  • Sharae Deckard
  • Stephen Shapiro
Series Title
New Comparisons in World Literature
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05441-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05441-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05440-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 269
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