Synopses & Reviews
Edited by one of the most prominent scholars in the field and including a distinguished group of contributors, this collection of essays makes a striking intervention in the increasingly heated debates surrounding the cultural dimensions of globalization. While including discussions about what globalization is and whether it is a meaningful term, the volume focuses in particular on the way that changing sitesandmdash;local, regional, diasporicandmdash;are the scenes of emergent forms of sovereignty in which matters of style, sensibility, and ethos articulate new legalities and new kinds of violence.
and#9;Seeking an alternative to the dead-end debate between those who see globalization as a phenomenon wholly without precedent and those who see it simply as modernization, imperialism, or global capitalism with a new face, the contributors seek to illuminate how space and time are transforming each other in special ways in the present era. They examine how this complex transformation involves changes in the situation of the nation, the state, and the city. While exploring distinct regionsandmdash;China, Africa, South America, Europeandmdash;and representing different disciplines and genresandmdash;anthropology, literature, political science, sociology, music, cinema, photographyandmdash;the contributors are concerned with both the political economy of location and the locations in which political economies are produced and transformed. A special strength of the collection is its concern with emergent styles of subjectivity, citizenship, and mobilization and with the transformations of state power through which market rationalities are distributed and embodied locally.
Contributors. Arjun Appadurai, Jean Franandccedil;ois Bayart, Jandeacute;randocirc;me Bindandeacute;, Nandeacute;stor Garcandiacute;a Canclini, Leo Ching, Steven Feld, Ralf D. Hotchkiss, Wu Hung, Andreas Huyssen, Boubacar Tourandeacute; Mandandeacute;mory, Achille Mbembe, Philipe Rekacewicz, Saskia Sassen, Fatu Kande Senghor, Seteney Shami, Anna Tsing, Zhang Zhen
This collection of essays explores the experiences and political economies of globalization in various locales. It focuses in particular on the way that changing sites are the scenes of emergent forms of sovereignty in which matters of style, sensibility and ethos articulate new legalities.
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About the Author
Arjun Appadurai is Samuel N. Harper Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization.
Table of Contents
Grassroots Globalization and the Research Imagination / Arjun Appadurai 1
At the Edge of the World: Boundaries, Territoriality, and Sovereignty in Africa / Achille Mbembe 22
Mapping Concepts / Philippe Rekacewicz 52
Present Pasts: Media, Politics, Amnesia / Andreas Huyssen 57
On Foot / Boubacar Tourandeacute; Mandandeacute;mory 78
On Wheels / Ralf D. Hotchkiss 81
Toward an Ethics of the Future / Jandeacute;randocirc;me Bindandeacute; 90
A Chinese Dream by Wang Jin / Wu Hung 114
Mediating Time: The andquot;Rice Bowl of Youthandquot; in Fin de Siandegrave;cle Urban China / Zhang Zhen 131
Inside the Economy of Appearances / Anna Tsing 155
A Sweet Lullaby for World Music / Steven Feld 189
On the Uddered Breast 217
Prehistories of Globalization: Circassian Identity in Motion / Seteney Shami 220
On the Predicament of the Sign: The Modern African Women's Claim to Locality / Fatu Kande Senghor 251
From National Capital to Global Capital: Urban Change in Mexico City / Nandeacute;stor Garcandiacute;a Canclini 253
Spatialities and Temporalities of the Global: Elements for a Theorization / Saskia Sassen 260
Globalizing the Regional, Regionalizing the Global: Mass Culture and Asianism in the Age of Late Capital / Leo Ching 279
The Paradoxical Invention of Economic Modernity / Jean-Franandccedil;ois Bayart 307