In the Wake of Terror inquires into the historical conditions and possibilities of radical change in the post-9/11 world of globalized capitalism. E. San Juan, Jr. focuses on numerous problems, including those of racism, class antagonisms, and subalternity in the United States. Global violence is also examined in relation to the anti-imperialist struggle of diverse communities in the Philippines. Analytic and critical,In the Wake of Terror is wide-ranging in scope and provocative in challenging orthodox opinions on the nature of neoliberal transnational domination and postmodernist multiculturalism. Its interdisciplinary, cross-cultural engagement with urgent contemporary issues aims to 'disturb the peace' and usher in an interrogation of predatory hegemonic assumptions. Written from a historical materialist perspective, this work of cultural criticism is of interest to the academic or lay person.
E. San Juan, Jr., an internationally renowned cultural and literary critic, directs the Philippines Cultural Studies Center in Connecticut. He was recently Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center at Bellagio, Italy.
Chapter 1 Post-9/11 Reflections on "Homeland" Culture Wars Chapter 2 Revisiting the Race/Class Dialectic Chapter 3 Prison Testimonies: Fighting for Dignity, Justice, Freedom Chapter 4 Ethnicity and Modernity: Gramsci, Postmodernism, Identity Chapter 5 From Racism to Class Struggle Chapter 6 Nation/State, Nationalism, and Violence Chapter 7 Multiculturalism and Globalization