Theorising globalgothic
in Globalgothic
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Globalisation has led to a new way of thinking about gothic production: globalgothic. The global market of signs, images and commodities energises globalgothic interactions. As a result globalgothic operates as a locus, frequently an obscure locus, of world exchanges, and also points to the context in which messages, meanings, responses and reactions take shape. Globalgothic asks vital questions about the decentring of power. For while it can be packaged, marketed and sold, globalgothic can also reveal the terrors of global terrorism or how oppositional movements might challenge the powerful hegemonic discourses of free market, neo-liberal ideologies. Seen from a globalgothic perspective the use of haunting in postcolonial theory reflects a suspended condition, in-between. This is indicative of an era hovering between the traces of a defeated colonial history and vague transnational structures of hierarchy and subjugation.

Editor: Glennis Byron

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