of finance capitalism globalization to the global reach of subaltern resis

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of finance capitalism (globalization) to the global reach of subaltern resis - tance rooted in national liberation, first explored in San Juan’s earlier works such as The Philippine Temptation: Dialectics of Philippines-U.S. Literary Relations (1996) and After Postcolonialism (2000), is especially useful for reimagining Cultural Studies and American Studies as part of an international challenge to US racial imperialism. The collection’s point of departure is a much-needed interrogation of the “post” that frames our current intellectual moment, whether it is the “end of theory,” a “postnationalist” globalized world, or the “post-racial” US society of the Obama era. Part One engages theory, specifically the debates concerning frames of intelligibility offered by postcolonial theory. San Juan resuscitates the silenced subaltern by writing against the politics of despair present in postcoloniality. A careful reconsideration of primary sources within the field of Gramscian studies opens a space for San Juan to resituate the relationship between the subaltern and the critical intellec - tual within a larger context of international solidarity. Rethinking domi - nant theoretical frameworks enables intellectuals to hear current subaltern
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194 REVIEWS alternatives, from the Maoist overthrow of the centuries-old monarchy in Nepal to the reinvigorated national liberation struggles sweeping Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Part Two reclaims key concepts such as nationhood and class, which postcolonial theory and the neoliberal ideology of globalization have replaced with notions of cosmopolitanism and hybridity. Advancing Michael Löwy’s Marxist approaches to the historical phenomenon of nationalism in Fatherland or Mother Earth? Essays on the National Question (1998), San Juan examines the global dispersal of Filipinos from
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