After Globalization argues that a true capacity to thinkan after to globalization is the very beginning of politicstoday.
Eric Cazdyn is Professor of Cultural and CriticalTheory, Psychoanalysis, and East Asian Studies at the University ofToronto. He is author of The Already Dead: The New Time ofPolitics, Culture, and Illness (2012) and TheFlash of Capital: Film and Geopolitics in Japan (2003),and editor of Trespasses: Selected Writings of Masao Miyoshi(2011).
Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studiesat the University of Alberta. He is co-editor of CulturalTheory: An Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell 2010), author of Zonesof Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism and the Nation(2003) and co-author of Popular Culture: A User?s Guide(3rd. ed. 2013).
In Zones of Instability, Imre Szeman examines the complex relationship between literature and politics by exploring the production of nationalist literature in the former British empire. Taking as his case studies the regions of the British Caribbean, Nigeria, and Canada, Szeman analyzes the work of authors for whom the idea of the"nation" and literature are inexorably entwined, such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, C.L.R. James, Frantz Fanon, and V.S. Naipaul. Szeman focuses on literature created in the two decades after World War II, decades in which the future prospects for many colonies went from extreme political optimism to extreme political disappointment. He finds that the "nation" can be read as that space in which literature is thought to be able to conjoin two things that history has separated—the writer and the people.-- Chelva Kanaganayakam