Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization / Edition 1

Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization / Edition 1

by Arjun Appadurai
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816627932

ISBN-13: 9780816627936

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Offering a new framework for the cultural study of globalization, Modernity at Large shows how the imagination works as a social force in today's world, providing new resources for identity and energies for creating alternatives to the nation-state, whose era some see as coming to an end. Appadurai examines the current epoch of globalization, which is characterized by…  See more details below

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Offering a new framework for the cultural study of globalization, Modernity at Large shows how the imagination works as a social force in today's world, providing new resources for identity and energies for creating alternatives to the nation-state, whose era some see as coming to an end. Appadurai examines the current epoch of globalization, which is characterized by the win forces of mass migration and electronic mediation, and provides fresh ways of looking at popular consumption patters, debates about multiculturalism, and ethnic violence. He considers the way images--of lifestyles, popular culture, and self-representation--circulate internationally through the media and are often borrowed in surprising (to their originators) and inventive fashions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816627936
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Public Worlds Series, #1
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Here and Now1
2Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy27
3Global Ethnoscapes: Notes and Queries for a Transnational Anthropology48
4Consumption, Duration, and History66
5Playing with Modernity: The Decolonization of Indian Cricket89
6Number in the Colonial Imagination114
7Life after Primordialism139
8Patriotism and Its Futures158
9The Production of Locality178
Notes201
Bibliography205
Index219

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