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The Resource Learning places : the afterlives of area studies, edited by Masao Miyoshi & Harry Harootunian, (electronic book)

Learning places : the afterlives of area studies, edited by Masao Miyoshi & Harry Harootunian, (electronic book)

Label
Learning places : the afterlives of area studies
Title
Learning places
Title remainder
the afterlives of area studies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Masao Miyoshi & Harry Harootunian
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Under globalization, the project of area studies and its relationship to the fields of cultural, ethnic, and gender studies has grown more complex and more in need of the rigorous reexamination that this volume and its distinguished contributors undertake. In the aftermath of World War II, area studies were created in large part to supply information on potential enemies of the United States. The essays in Learning Places argue, however, that the post-Cold War era has seen these programs largely degenerate into little more than public relations firms for the areas they research. A tremendous amount of money flows--particularly within the sphere of East Asian studies, the contributors claim--from foreign agencies and governments to U.S. universities to underwrite courses on their histories and societies. In the process, this volume argues, such funds have gone beyond support to the wholesale subsidization of students in graduate programs, threatening the very integrity of research agendas. Native authority has been elevated to a position of primacy; Asian-born academics are presumed to be definitive commentators in Asian studies, for example. Area studies, the contributors believe, has outlived the original reason for its construction. The essays in this volume examine particular topics such as the development of cultural studies and hyphenated studies (such as African-American, Asian-American, Mexican-American) in the context of the failure of area studies, the corporatization of the contemporary university, the prehistory of postcolonial discourse, and the problematic impact of unformulated political goals on international activism. Learning Places points to the necessity, the difficulty, and the possibility in higher education of breaking free from an entrenched Cold War narrative and making the study of a specific area part of the agenda of education generally. The book will appeal to all whose research has a local component, as well as to those interested in the future course of higher education generally. Contributors. Paul A. Bové, Rey Chow, Bruce Cummings, James A. Fujii, Harry Harootunian, Masao Miyoshi, Tetsuo Najita, Richard H. Okada, Benita Parry, Moss Roberts, Bernard S. Silberman, Stefan Tanaka, Rob Wilson, Sylvia Yanagisako, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
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Cataloging source
NcD
Index
index present
LC call number
DS32.9.U5
LC item number
L43 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miyoshi, Masao
  • Harootunian, Harry D.
Series statement
Asia-Pacific : culture, politics, and society
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  • Asia
  • Area studies
  • Area studies
Label
Learning places : the afterlives of area studies, edited by Masao Miyoshi & Harry Harootunian, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the "afterlife" of area studies -- Ivory tower in escrow / Masao Miyoshi -- And¿џ Sh¿џeki : "the forgotten thinker" in Japanese history / Tetsuo Najita -- Objectivism and eradication of critique in Japanese history / Stefan Tanaka -- Theory, area studies, cultural studies : issues of pedagogy in multiculturalism / Rey Chow -- Signs of our times : a discussion of Homi Bhabha's The location of culture / Benita Parry -- Postcoloniality's unconscious/area studies' desire / H.D. Harootunian -- Asian exclusion acts / Sylvia Yanagisako -- Areas, disciplines, and ethnicity / Richard H. Okada -- Can American studies be area studies / Paul A. Bov©♭ -- Imagining "Asia-Pacific" today : forgetting colonialism in the magical free markets of the American Pacific / Rob Wilson -- Boundary displacement : the state, the foundations, and area studies during and after the Cold War / Bruce S. Cumings -- The disappearance of modern Japan : Japan and social science / Bernard S. Silberman -- Bad karma in Asia / Moss Roberts -- From politics to culture : modern Japanese literary studies in the age of cultural studies / James A. Fujii -- Questions of Japanese cinema : disciplinary boundaries and invention of scholarly object / Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Control code
20080321091817.0
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 408 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780822383598
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Learning places : the afterlives of area studies, edited by Masao Miyoshi & Harry Harootunian, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the "afterlife" of area studies -- Ivory tower in escrow / Masao Miyoshi -- And¿џ Sh¿џeki : "the forgotten thinker" in Japanese history / Tetsuo Najita -- Objectivism and eradication of critique in Japanese history / Stefan Tanaka -- Theory, area studies, cultural studies : issues of pedagogy in multiculturalism / Rey Chow -- Signs of our times : a discussion of Homi Bhabha's The location of culture / Benita Parry -- Postcoloniality's unconscious/area studies' desire / H.D. Harootunian -- Asian exclusion acts / Sylvia Yanagisako -- Areas, disciplines, and ethnicity / Richard H. Okada -- Can American studies be area studies / Paul A. Bov©♭ -- Imagining "Asia-Pacific" today : forgetting colonialism in the magical free markets of the American Pacific / Rob Wilson -- Boundary displacement : the state, the foundations, and area studies during and after the Cold War / Bruce S. Cumings -- The disappearance of modern Japan : Japan and social science / Bernard S. Silberman -- Bad karma in Asia / Moss Roberts -- From politics to culture : modern Japanese literary studies in the age of cultural studies / James A. Fujii -- Questions of Japanese cinema : disciplinary boundaries and invention of scholarly object / Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Control code
20080321091817.0
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 408 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780822383598
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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