Co-Editor: Michael Handelsman
Editor info: Professor of Spanish
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: El Conejo
Synopsis: This work is a collective effort by thirteen humanists who are from five countries and who reflect upon the contradictory and conflicted nature of globalization. This volume is the first to alter certain tendencies that deem discourses from the North as fountains of knowledge par excellence while assuming the voices of the South continue constituting mere objects of analysis that rarely resonate beyond their respective locales. The material contained in the collection-which alternates between academic essays and testimonials, and fiction and illustrations-builds upon a dynamic that values the origin of each form of thought and each language whose grammar(s) are not understood blindly based on traditional colonial or imperial paradigms. The contributors from the South and North write from their respective experiences and perspectives that are the product of a trans-nationalism inspired by the notion that it is essential to think locally in order to act globally.