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  • Grewal & Kaplan, McLelland

    1. 1. TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES Grewal & Kaplan, McLelland Oct 9, 2012
    2. 2. TODAY’S GOALS:• Grewal and Kaplan--identity, subjectivity, representation• Grewal and Kaplan: problems with transnational/global• McLelland-Yaoi and Nuhalf--different view of identity• Nuhalf and Yaoi as global phenomena counter-globalization (Appadurai)• ConcludingGlobalization--what is consistent? What is counter? What is inconsistent? What’s at stake in knowing this?
    3. 3. IDENTITY• exercise
    4. 4. IDENTITY VS. SUBJECTIVITY• identity categories by which we construct and express our senses of self.• In contrast, subjectivity, as the term is used by sociologists or cultural critics, signifies the ways that we as individuals must situate ourselves in relations to power—how we are “subjected” to/by the forces of economics, law, societal convention, the circumstances of history, and the physical world generally. Subjectivity is part of the process that “naturalizes” these relations and our place within them.
    5. 5. GREWAL AND KAPLAN• 66 ID politics, representation, and subject formation• why does this matter?
    6. 6. TRANSNATIONAL•5 uses•4 spheres/limits/binaries that are produced by current uses globalization and transnational
    7. 7. YAOI•(PROTECTED)• 18 or else
    8. 8. MCLELLAND YAOI• Code to keep foreigners outALSO always takes into account who is being spoken to.Different sense of identity--not written or produced by gay men!• Respite from heteronormative regimes, not an alternative 53
    9. 9. TRADITIONAL YAOI
    10. 10. Yaoi no longer just boy-love
    11. 11. NEWHALF
    12. 12. MCCLELLAND-NUHALF• nuhalfas occupational category not sexual identity or orientation 60• advertise, no fixed audience (women, too) 61• language includes social positioning (Grewal and Kaplan)• play/commercial at work
    13. 13. TODAY’S GOALS:• Grewal and Kaplan--identity, subjectivity, representation• Grewal and Kaplan: problems with transnational/global• McLelland-Yaoi and Nuhalf--different view of identity• Nuhalf and Yaoi as global phenomena counter-globalization (Appadurai)• ConcludingGlobalization--what is consistent? What is counter? What is inconsistent? What’s at stake in knowing this?

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