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CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS by E. San Juan, Jr.

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Order fom Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany (ready December or January 2011):

ABOUT THE BOOK

Situating the crisis of the humanities in the terror-wars of global capitalism, E. San Juan opens up the field of critical theory to unacknowledged counter-hegemonic impulses in selected modernist writers in Europe and the United States.

Composed as strategic interventions in the field of cultural studies, the essays attempt a dialectical fusion of inventory and self-critique . By way of Pablo Neruda’s radical poetics, San Juan surveys the achievement of Filipino writers in an embattled U.S. neocolony, the Philippines.

A provocative reappraisal of Asian American Studies is offered for heuristic dialogue in the wake of 9/11 and the recent financial collapse. Using a comparative approach to Edward Said and Antonio Gramsci as a point of departure, San Juan initiates a project of revaluation by deploying Charles Sanders Peirce’s semiotics to retrieve historical indices and institut…