Subsequently, the phrase "critical regionalism" has also been used in cultural studies, literary studies, and political theory, specifically in the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak . In her 2007 work "Who Sings the Nation-State?", co-authored with Judith Butler , Spivak proposes a deconstructive alternative to nationalism that is predicated on the deconstruction of borders and rigid national identity.  Douglas Reichert Powell's book Critical Regionalism: Connecting Politics and Culture in the American Landscape (2007) traces the trajectory of the term critical regionalism from its original use in architectural theory to its inclusion in literary, cultural, and political studies and proposes a methodology based on the intersection of those fields.
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