Changing Worlds Changing Nations : The Concept of Nation in the Transnational Era

By: Joel Kuortti & Om Prakash Dwivedi (Eds.)

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The title of the book, “Changing Worlds, Changing Nations: The Concept of Nation in the Transnational Era”, underlines the transforming status of the discourse on nationalism and transnationalism. The book focuses on how the realities and identities of people are influenced by the changes taking place in the varying dimensions of nation-states. The term ‘transnationalism’ sounds simplistic, yet it is not so explicit in nature and is apparently enveloped in myriad confounding applications. Transnationalism, as it is largely understood, is a concept that disrupts and scatters the idea of centrality and periphery. It may be properly conceived as a kind of relationship between nation-states, a crossing of national borders, a cultural/political interplay between different national cultures, or a mode of mobility of trans/national subjects. To be more precise, transnationalism means a form of multi-nationalism something that shares cultural connections with more than one nation. Changing Worlds, Changing Nations consists of thirteen articles that consider the feasibility of nation-states in a transnational era and examine the role of language and culture in seeking a new identity for them. The book focuses on the Indian context as a case study of the thematics but it extends necessarily this nationalistic framework to reflect on other, wider contexts. The hope is that the book as a whole, and the individual articles on their own, would spark some new discussion and analysis of literary works in view of transnationalism. There is an ethical call that needs to be addressed if we are to maintain the relevance of discussions of post-colonial and transnational issues. Printed Pages: 296.

Title: Changing Worlds Changing Nations : The Concept of Nation in the Transnational Era

Author Name: Joel Kuortti & Om Prakash Dwivedi (Eds.)

Categories: India, Literature,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2012

ISBN: 8131605191

ISBN 13: 9788131605196

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701961

Keywords: Changing Worlds Changing Nations : The Concept of Nation in the Transnational Era Joel Kuortti & Om Prakash Dwivedi (Eds.)