32. The Global West: Temporality, Spatial Politics, and Literary Production

  1. Nicolas S. Witschi
  1. Susan Kollin

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch32

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

How to Cite

Kollin, S. (2011) The Global West: Temporality, Spatial Politics, and Literary Production, in A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West (ed N. S. Witschi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch32

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. Montana State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187336

Online ISBN: 9781444396591

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Keywords:

  • the global west - temporality, spatial politics and literary production;
  • scholars of Asian American literature and culture - models for refiguring regions, human labor, capital and culture;
  • insights of ecocriticism, transnational environmental movements - complicating notions of regions;
  • scholars of western American literature - new routes of inquiry, conceptualizing region;
  • discrepancies, meaning of place - capturing interest of critics, fate of the locals;
  • The Heartsong of Charging Elk, late nineteenth century - change for tribal peoples, United States;
  • Charging Elk's travels, outside the American West - making a life for himself in France;
  • Welch, problems arising - between place and identity, for his Native American character;
  • global affinities and transnational spaces - through Charging Elk's experiences in Marseilles;
  • complex power dynamics, shaping Charging Elk's experiences - throughout the novel

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Unbounded Regionalism and the Shifting Meanings of Home

  • Global Affinities and Transnational Spaces

  • Identity, Place, and Globalization

  • References and Further Reading