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Dialogues on Cultural Studies: Interviews with Contemporary Critics

Edited by Shaobo Xie and Wang Fengzhen

$34.95 CAD / $39.95 USD (S)

298 pages

6 x 9 inches

978-1-55238-074-1 (Paperback)

978-1-55238-327-8 (Institutional PDF)

November 2002

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About the Book

Interviews and dialogues with North America’s leading cultural critics illuminate wide-ranging topics, from post-modernity to Marxism, globalization to the role of the university in the modern world

How should the project of cultural studies change for the twenty-first century? Does theory have general application? How should we evaluate revolutions? How should we define countries, like China, on the margins of modernity and post-modernity? Is a neo-Orientalism emerging in today’s world?

These are questions Shaobo Xie and Wang Fengzhen ask a panel of North America’s leading cultural critics. What emerges is a remarkable collection of interviews and dialogues that discuss culture, ideology, history, Marxism, modernity, post-modernity, post-colonialism, globalization, and the role of the university and the intellectual in today’s society.

About the Editors

Shaobo Xi is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary.

Wang Fengzhen is a research fellow at the Institute of Foreign Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing.

With Contributions By: Arif Dirlik, Teresa Ebert, Barbara Foley, Fredric Jameson, Pamela McCallum, J. Hillis Miller, Maso Miyoshi, Bruce Robbins, John Carlos Rowe, Henry Schwarz, Richard Terdiman, and Hayden Whyte

Praise for Dialogues on Cultural Studies 

This collection distinguishes itself from other collections of interviews . . . the editors offer an insightful sampling of illuminating dialogues, which also make the volume particularly valuable for classroom use in courses in cultural studies.

—Robert Wess, University of Toronto Quarterly 

Table of Contents

Interview Questions
Arif Dirlik
Teresa Ebert

Barbara Foley
Frederic Jameson
Pamela McCallum
J. Hillis Miller
Masao Miyoshi
Bruce Robbins
John Carlos Rowe
Henry Schwarz
Richard Terdiman
Hayden White