Regionalism in the Age of Globalism, Volume 1: Concepts of Regionalism

Regionalism in the Age of Globalism, Volume 1: Concepts of Regionalism

by Lothar Honnighausen, Mark Frey, James Peacock, Niklaus Steiner
     
 

    In an age of rapid globalization, regionalism might seem to be a notion better suited to the nineteenth century than the early twenty-first. Far from vanishing, however, regionalism has actually flourished in the last half century. During this time there have been an increasing number of conflicts based on territorial identities, while new

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    In an age of rapid globalization, regionalism might seem to be a notion better suited to the nineteenth century than the early twenty-first. Far from vanishing, however, regionalism has actually flourished in the last half century. During this time there have been an increasing number of conflicts based on territorial identities, while new regionally based political, economic, cultural, and religious groupings have emerged.
    This two-volume set, Regionalism in an Age of Globalism, examines the concept of region and regionalism in today’s rapidly shrinking world. Building on the insights of a diverse group of scholars, the first volume, Concepts of Regionalism, showcases the wide range of theories and methods that are being applied to regionalism today in the humanities and social sciences. Despite these differences many common themes emerge, most importantly that regions are social and cultural constructs.
    The second volume, Forms of Regionalism, expands on these themes by presenting concrete examples of regionalism. Case studies explore regionalism in literature, governmental policy, architecture, and other fields in areas as diverse as the American South, Pacific Northwest, Eastern Europe, and the Canadian North.
    The international contributors represent disciplines including folklore, history, anthropology, linguistics, literature, geography, sociology, and political science.

Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780924119125
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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