Readings on the politics of knowledge production.

Moshimoshi friends,

I am feeling a little brave after writing on the need for postcolonial research on internet celebrity, drawing from Edward Said (1978), Gayatri Spivak (1993), Raewyn Connell (2007, 2014), Daya Thussu (2006, 2009), Koichi Iwabuchi (2002), and Christine Yano (2013). If it’s helpful, refs are below.

I would love to read more in this vein on the politics of knowledge production and cultural circulation, so please feel free to beep me your recommendations. Tack!


On orientalism and ethnocentrism:
–Said, Edward. 1978. Orientalism. New York: Pantheon.

On the subaltern and voice:
–Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 1993. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” pp66-111 in Colonial discourse and post-colonial theory: A reader, edited by Patrick WIlliams and Laura Chrisman. New York: Columbia University Press.

On southern theory:
–Connell, Raewyn W. 2007. Southern Theory: Social science and the global dynamics of knowledge. London: Wiley.
–Connell, Raewyn. 2014. “Using southern theory: Decolonizing social thought in theory, research and application.” Planning Theory 31(2): 210-223.

On contra-flows:
–Thussu, Daya Kishan. 2006. “Mapping global media flow and contra-flow.” pp10-29 Media on the Move: Global flow and contra-flow, edited by Daya Kishan Thussu. London & New York: Routledge.
–Thussu, Daya Kishan. 2009. “Introduction.” pp1-10 Internationalizing Media Studies, edited by Daya Kishan Thussu. London & New York: Routledge

On recentering globalization and mukokuseki:
–Iwabuchi, Koichi. 2002. Recentering Globalization: Popular culture and Japanese transnationalism. North Carolina: Duke University Press.

On decentering globalization:
–Yano, Christine R. 2013. Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek across the Pacific. North Carolina: Duke University Press.

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