Reframing International Development: Globalism, Postmodernity, and Difference

Reframing International Development: Globalism, Postmodernity, and Difference

by Nelson W. Keith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803970617

ISBN-13: 9780803970618

Pub. Date: 09/25/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Attempts to theorize contemporary globalization rarely stray beyond variations on old themes of superordination versus subordination. Yet there are many "new definers" of our present global reality - depletion of strategic resources, degradation of our environment, counter-offensives against modernist patterns of thought and action - which suggest that a new framework…  See more details below

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Attempts to theorize contemporary globalization rarely stray beyond variations on old themes of superordination versus subordination. Yet there are many "new definers" of our present global reality - depletion of strategic resources, degradation of our environment, counter-offensives against modernist patterns of thought and action - which suggest that a new framework of global relations is needed. Nelson W. Keith, in his striking new volume, challenges the presumptions upon which western notions of the world have rested and sounds a call to forge a world order more sensitive to all of its representative voices. Reframing International Development will be of great interest to scholars and students interested in globalization issues, irrespective of their disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803970618
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/25/1997
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1The Nature and Orbit of Change: A Statement of Central Themes1
2Globalism and Dependence in the New World Order21
3Interdependence and Its Interface With Nature's Revolt55
4Crisis and the Fragmented Shadows of the Enlightenment91
5Enlightenment, Rationalism, and the Attack on History110
6Newtonianism and the Heliocentric Framework135
7Broad Sketches of a Revolt and a Summary of the Argument165
8Culture and the Revolt Against Reason185
9Postmodernism and the Repositioning of Culture210
10Culture, Rhetoric, and the Reformulation of Theory231
11Conclusion: Interdependence Without Illusions263
References275
Index297
About the Author313

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