Introduction. (Birgit Meyer and Peter Geshiere).
Nationalism and Transnationalism.
Cirassian Encounters: The Self as Other and the Production of the Homeland in the North Caucasus. (Seteney Shami).
Transnationalism in the Era of Nation-States: China, 1900-1945. (Prasenjit Duara).
The French Colonial Policy of Assimilation and the Civility of the Originaires of the Four Communes (Senegal): A Nineteenth Century Globalization Project. (Mamadou Diouf).
Enforcing the Human Rights of Citizens and Non-Citizens in the Era of Maastricht: Some Reflections on the Importance of States. (Jacqueline Bhabha).
Commodities and Fantasies.
Small Product, Big Issues: Value Contestations and Cultural Identities in Cross-Border Commodity Networks.
Commodities and the Power of Prayer: Pentecostalist Attitudes Towards Consumption in Contemporary Ghana. (Birgit Meyer).
Domesticating Diamonds and Dollars: Identity, Expenditure and Sharing in Southwestern Zaire (1984-1997). (Filip De Boeck).
Globalization and the Power of Indeterminate Meaning: Witchcraft and Spirit Cults in Africa and East Asia. (Peter Geschiere).
Time and the Global: Against the Homogeneous, Empty Communities in Contemporary Social Theory. John D. Kelly.
Globalization and Virtuality: Analytical Problems Posed by the Contemporary Transformation of African Societies. (Wim van Binsbergen).
Dead Certainty: Ethnic Violence in the Era of Globalization. (Arjun Appadurai).
Epilogue: On Some Reports from a Free Space. (Ulf Hannerz).
Notes on Contributors.