Modernities, Class, and the Contradictions of Globalization: The Anthropology of Global Systems

Modernities, Class, and the Contradictions of Globalization: The Anthropology of Global Systems

by Kajsa Ekholm Friedman, Jonathan Friedman
     
 

Modernities, Class, and the Contradictions of the Globalization presents an anthropological perspective on the various strains and disruptions caused by modern global systems.See more details below

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Modernities, Class, and the Contradictions of the Globalization presents an anthropological perspective on the various strains and disruptions caused by modern global systems.

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Nina Glick Schiller
Weaving together a provocative and innovative approach to the global process of social reproduction, Kajsa Ekholm Friedman and Jonathan Friedman move beyond glib and fashionable globalization-speak and identity-talk. In a series of broad-ranging essays, they challenge us to rethink the logic of modernity and issues of political economy, class, cultural authenticity, and representation.
Stephen Reyna
Bacall and Bogart typify a particular time in film. Ekholm Friedman and Friedman define a particular time in anthropology. Bacall and Bogart did it with grace; Ekholm Friedman and Friedman do it with disciplinary elegance. What they do is to rethink anthropology, specifically by using global anthropology to explain the emergence and dynamics of the modern world. In Modernities, Class, and the Contradictions of Globalization, the second volume of their monumental The Anthropology of Global Systems, the authors introduce concepts and theoretical debates that have characterized different attempts to understand the global. Ekholm Friedman and Friedman help us understand the modern world's changing ethnographic landscape, forms of political order, and diverse modes of discourse. They are the Bacall and Bogart of systemic globalization.
Bruce Kapferer
Here, at last, is a book that challenges conventional wisdom in the social sciences concerning globalization. The authors conceive of globalization (and thus the destruction it has sown) as a systemic global process of fragmentation caused by such forces as the decline of Western political economies and the movement of capital into new centers of power. They brilliantly question many public 'solutions' to the problems of globalization, arguing that they are often merely new ways of dressing up old ideas that never did address sufficiently the plight of those caught in the destructive web of globalizing forces. This volume is a major work that will dispel complacency, inspire discussion, and, one hopes, lead to a re-imagining of new solutions to global problems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111134
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/09/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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