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Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Cultures of Belief Part 1. Belief and Its Discontents 1. The Barbaric Left 2. Nativism 3. Humanism, Philology, and Imperialism 4. Globalization's Unlikely Champions Part 2. The Anarchist Sublime 5. The Organizational Imaginary 6. The Empire's New Clothes 7. Cosmo-Theory 8. The Southern Intellectual Notes Index

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" Wars of Position is an outstanding work, bracing and provocative in its polemical aspect, erudite and compelling in its argumentative thrust, heterodox, incisive, and consistently illuminating in its intellectual performance." -- Neil Lazarus, University of Warwick, editor of The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies

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Timothy Brennan is professor of comparative literature, cultural studies, and English at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now and Salman Rushdie and the Third World: Myths of the Nation.


"A rich and erudite account of recent struggles among Euro-American intellectuals concerning cultural theory... Highly recommended." -- Choice "Brennan's vigorously interrogative style dramatizes an unsettling yet productive skepticism, a sobering homeopathic injection into the current euphoria about the possibilities of globalization." -- American Book Review "An important book." -- Interventions

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