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Wilson QuarterlyAnyone prepared to move beyond the seductiveness of libertarian ideology... will find Globalization as eloquent a summation of the problem as they are likely to encounter anywhere.
— Alan Ehrenhalt
— Alan Ehrenhalt
Introduction1 Time and ClassAbsentee Landlords, mark IIFreedom of movement and the self-constitution of societiesNew speed, new polarization2 Space Wars: A Career ReportThe Battle of the mapsFrom mapping space to the spatialization of mapsagoraphobia and the renaissance of localityIs there life after Panopticon? 3 After the Nation-state - What? Universalizing - or being globalized? The new expropriation: this time, of the stateThe global hierarchy of mobility4 Tourists and VagabondsBeing a consumer in a consumer societyDivided we moveMoving through the world vs. the world moving byFor better or worse - united5 Global Law, Local OrdersFactories of immobilityPrisons in the post-correction ageSafety: a tangible means to an elusive endThe out of orderNotes Index
Columbia University Press
Posted November 11, 2002
Bauman provides a spectacular thesis in this book. It is written well and reads is easily. The book not provides insightful and recognizable observation. At the same time, Bauman backs his argument up with relevant history and strong sources. He builds on his argument, such that the tertiary structures as well as the details create a fascinating argument that is unique and applicable. I highly reccomend reading Bauman. It gives strong insights into the world we live in and how we as individuals behave and how we can understand the lives we lead from a social perspective. It is great to see an author greet globalization and analyze it from a social perspective rather than an economic one!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.