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Toward a Politics of American Transcultural Studies – Discourses of Diaspora and Cosmopolitanism


Excerpt from Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies (2011), edited by Winfried Fluck, Donald E. Pease, and John Carlos Rowe, published by Dartmouth College Press in Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies. Used with permission.

This piece, which is drawn from Günter Lenz's contribution to a new anthology volume on transnational American Studies, attempts to make sense of the “transnational turn” by contrasting it with what he refers to as “transcultural studies” and looking at how both are informed by cosmopolitanism.

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