This mediation of the sense of localness
, however, involves a number of contradictions.
There is great excitement about localness
and transcendence through memory is precisely what the detailed 1952 report of the reunion discloses.
The category of the Sinophone allows for exquisite attention to the localness
of this literature written in the Sinitic script: Sinophone Taiwan literature written by Han writers often mix standard Hanyu with Hokkien, Hakka, and English, while indigenous writers hybridize it with Austronesian languages, often registering strong anti-colonial intentions.
In a fascinating exploration of Heimat images in posters and postcards produced in the GDR between 1945 and 1970, Confino shows that "whatever German communists said or did about the Heimat idea, they still imagined localness
and nationhood in its idiom"(p.
Nearly all his work claims to be inspired by material: its naturalness, its localness
, its manner of being cut or honed or planted.
As we share his low level and potential viewpoint, our sense of localness
swells within us.
Handley confronts the localness
of these poets' work no less than its cosmopolitanism, situating their depictions of nature in their early experiences of local landscapes in Chile, coastal North America, and the Caribbean.
They cling to their franchise strength of localness
in both news and advertising, benefit from the seemingly infinite appetite for information and conversation, maintain strong credibility and brand presence, and are models of dependable longevity in an age where trendier bookmarks and blogs come and go by the hour.
Both conditions are a reflection of natural localness
compounded by short historical memories.
In this sense, the regression of nation-state is considered as opportunity to strengthen the localness
and local democracy.
Anticipating questions about the appropriateness of a white US scholar investigating the literary production of the Caribbean and the Pacific, she suggests that 'surprise' in her 'investment' in this comparative project may 'signal assumptions about these literatures' lack of translatability, their profound localness
, and, most worryingly, their lack of significance to global discourse' (p.