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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Key Terms (note: definitions below taken from Ann B. Dobie's text, Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism - see General Resources below):
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In discussions of urban planning , the term "pastiche" may describe developments as imitations of the building styles created by major architects : with the implication that the derivative work is unoriginal and of little merit, and the term is generally attributed without reference to its urban context. Many post-war European developments can in this way be described as pastiches of the work of architects and planners such as Le Corbusier or Ebenezer Howard . The term itself is not pejorative,  however Alain de Botton describes pastiche as "an unconvincing reproduction of the styles of the past".