The Cultures of Globalization / Edition 1

The Cultures of Globalization / Edition 1

by Fredric Jameson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822321696

ISBN-13: 9780822321699

Pub. Date: 07/21/1998

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

A pervasive force that evades easy analysis, globalization has come to represent the export and import of culture, the speed and intensity of which has increased to unprecedented levels in recent years. The Cultures of Globalization presents an international panel of intellectuals who consider the process of globalization as it concerns the transformation of

Overview

A pervasive force that evades easy analysis, globalization has come to represent the export and import of culture, the speed and intensity of which has increased to unprecedented levels in recent years. The Cultures of Globalization presents an international panel of intellectuals who consider the process of globalization as it concerns the transformation of the economic into the cultural and vice versa; the rise of consumer culture around the world; the production and cancellation of forms of subjectivity; and the challenges it presents to national identity, local culture, and traditional forms of everyday life.
Discussing overlapping themes of transnational consequence, the contributors to this volume describe how the global character of technology, communication networks, consumer culture, intellectual discourse, the arts, and mass entertainment have all been affected by recent worldwide trends. Appropriate to such diversity of material, the authors approach their topics from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including those of linguistics, sociology, economics, anthropology, and the law. Essays examine such topics as free trade, capitalism, the North and South, Eurocentrism, language migration, art and cinema, social fragmentation, sovereignty and nationhood, higher education, environmental justice, wealth and poverty, transnational corporations, and global culture. Bridging the spheres of economic, political, and cultural inquiry, The Cultures of Globalization offers crucial insights into many of the most significant changes occurring in today’s world.

Contributors. Noam Chomsky, Ioan Davies, Manthia Diawara, Enrique Dussel, David Harvey, Sherif Hetata, Fredric Jameson, Geeta Kapur, Liu Kang, Joan Martinez-Alier, Masao Miyoshi, Walter D. Mignolo, Alberto Moreiras, Paik Nak-chung, Leslie Sklair, Subramani, Barbara Trent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822321699
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/21/1998
Series:
Post-Contemporary Interventions
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface / Fredric Jameson xi

I. Globalization and Philosophy

Beyond Eurocentrism: The World-System and the Limits of Modernity / Enrique Dussel 3

Globalization, Civilization Processes, and the Relocation of Languages and Cultures / Walter D. Mignlo 32

Notes on Globalization as a Philosophical Issue / Fredric Jameson 54

II. Alternative Localities

Global Fragments: A Second Latinamericanism / Alberto Moreiras 81

Toward a Regional Imaginary in Africa / Manthia Diawara 103

Negotiating African Culture: Toward a Decolonization of the Fetish / Ioan Davies 125

The End of Free States: On Transnationalism of Culture / Subramani 146

Is There an Alternative to (Capitalist) Globalization? The Debate about Modernity in China / Liu Kang 164

III. Culture and the Nation

Globalization and Culture: Navigating the Void / Geeta Kapur 191

Nations and Literatures in the Age of Globalization / Paik Nak-chung 218

Media in a Capitalist Culture / Barbara Trent 230

"Globalization," Culture, and the University / Masao Miyoshi 247

IV. Consumerism and Ideology

Dollarization, Fragmentation, and God / Sherif Hetata 273

Social Movements and Global Capitalism / Leslie Sklair 291

"Environmental Justice" (Local and Global) / Joan Martinez-Alier 312

What's Green and Makes the Environment Go Round? / David Harvey 327

Free Trade and Free Market: Pretense and Practice / Noam Chomsky 356

In Place of a Conclusion / Masao Miyoshi 371

Index 385

Contributors 391

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