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Different Americas: Resituating American Identity in the Post 9/11 Third Worldian Classroom

Mursed Alam (Author) Dhritiman Chakraborty (Author) Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha (Author)

On 11th September, 2001, the world changed. Across the globe, people viewed how the two iconic towers of World Trade Center collapsed creating tremendous hue and cry that percolated almost in every sphere of intellectual lives. What followed is history. Its resonance was felt in far off places in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. This book is an attempt to measure the pervasiveness of that event in different registers of political movement, cultural reactions, gender oppression, relentless militarization, etc, that led to global socio-political turmoil and economic melt-down. The idea of America also underwent unprecedented paradigm shift post 9/11. This book anthologizes these diverse responses and shifts from the global south to reconfigure and re-historicize the American Adam in an interactive and agonistic space. These essays collected in the volume would interest scholars, academics working in American Studies in the post-9/11 milieu to re-inscribe American identity in the mindscape of the global south. About the Editors: Mursed Alam is currently teaches as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Gour College, Malda, West Bengal. Before joining the college he was engaged in Ph.D. research work as JRF in the Department of English, University of North Bengal. His areas of interest are cultural studies, postcolonial studies, Islamic studies and folk culture. He has presented paper in national and international seminars and conferences and published in journals such as Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. He is currently engaged in a Minor Research Project funded by UGC on the folk form, Gambhira. Dhritiman Chakraborty is currently pursuing his doctoral research on Postcolonial Political in the Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, affiliated to Jadavpur University. He did his specializations in Postcolonial and Poststructural Theory at the Master?s level from Jadavpur University. His interests span on areas of political anthropology, India Studies, Tribal development and Postcolonial Democracy. He teaches at the department of English, Gour College, Malda. Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha was formerly Assistant Professor, Department of English, Central University of Orissa, India. Currently, he is Assistant Professor, Department of English, S K B University, Purulia, West Bengal, India. He holds his Ph.D. in Critical Theory and Postcolonial Politics from IIT Kharagpur. He has contributed in journals like, History and Sociology of South Asia, Economic and Political Weekly, Indian Literature, the Central Sahitya Akademy Journal, JICPR, Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research and IUP Journal of English Studies, etc. He was the recipient of United States Department of State Research Visit Grant in 2010 for academic and research visit to the University of Louisville, Kentucky, University of California Berkeley, University of Albuquarq, New Mexico and University of Washington.

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Title Different Americas: Resituating American Identity in the Post 9/11 Third Worldian Classroom
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Authorspress
Language: English
isbn 8172737513, 9788172737511
length xxxi+259p., 22cm.
Subjects History