Globalization and War

Globalization and War

by Tarak Barkawi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742537013

ISBN-13: 9780742537019

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

War doesn't just tear nations apart—it brings peoples and places closer together, providing a new lens on globalization. This book offers a fresh perspective on globalization and war, topics rarely considered together. It conceives war as a form of interconnection between home and abroad, and as an occasion for circulation and interchange. It identifies the

Overview

War doesn't just tear nations apart—it brings peoples and places closer together, providing a new lens on globalization. This book offers a fresh perspective on globalization and war, topics rarely considered together. It conceives war as a form of interconnection between home and abroad, and as an occasion for circulation and interchange. It identifies the political and military work required to create and maintain a free-trading world, while critiquing liberal and neoliberal conceptions of the pacific benefits of economic globalization. Speaking from the heart of old and new imperial orders, Tarak Barkawi exposes the Eurocentric limitations of military history and highlights the imperial dimensions of modern warfare. Britain, India, and the colonial Indian army exemplify the intertwined, global histories illuminated by attention to globalization and war. Around the world, geographies and wars are imagined differently. Cultural approaches to globalization show how popular consciousness of the world often takes military and warlike form, and how militaries spawn hybrid 'traveling cultures' wherever they go. Finally, Barkawi examines the contemporary 'war on terror' using historical and non-Eurocentric globalizations to clarify the politics and strategies involved in the purported 'clash of civilizations'. Adding a new layer of understanding, he looks at the globalization of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the intensifying 'Israelization' of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742537019
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Globalization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The False Dawn of 'Globalization' Chapter 2 Behind 'Globalization:' Nation-States, Empires, and Democracies at War Chapter 3 Globalization and War: Britian, India, and the Indian Army Chapter 4 War and Culture in Global Context Chapter 5 'Terror' and the Politics of Global War Chapter 6 Afterword

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