The Rise of the Global Imaginary

The Rise of the Global Imaginary
Author: Manfred B. Steger
Pages: 318
ISBN: 0199286930
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Release: 2008-07-03
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tour de force examination of the contemporary ideological landscape by one of the world's leading analysts of globalization.

Revisiting the Global Imaginary

Revisiting the Global Imaginary
Author: Chris Hudson,Erin K. Wilson
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9783030149116
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Manfred B. Steger’s extensive body of work on globalization has made him one of the most influential scholars working in the field of global studies today. His conceptualization of the global imaginary is amongst the most significant developments in thinking about globalization of the last three decades. Revisiting the Global Imaginary pays tribute to Steger’s contribution to our intellectual history with essays on the evolution, ontological foundations and methodological approaches to the study of the global imaginary. The transdisciplinary framework of this field of enquiry lends itself to investigation in diverse sites. This volume of essays explores practices associated with the reproduction of the global imaginary in such diverse sites as mobile money, Irish pubs, cyber-capitalism, urban space, music in post-apartheid South Africa and global political movements, amongst others.

The Rise of the Global Imaginary

The Rise of the Global Imaginary
Author: Manfred B. Steger
Pages: 318
ISBN: 0191700401
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Combining political history, philosophical interpretation and story-telling, Steger traces ideology's remarkable journey from de Tracy's Enlightenment 'science of ideas' to George W. Bush's 'imperial globalism'. He finds in '-isms' an ability to articulate deep-seated understandings of community in global rather than national terms.

Making the World Global

Making the World Global
Author: Isaac A. Kamola
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781478005612
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Release: 2019-06-07
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following World War II the American government and philanthropic foundations fundamentally remade American universities into sites for producing knowledge about the world as a collection of distinct nation-states. As neoliberal reforms took hold in the 1980s, visions of the world made popular within area studies and international studies found themselves challenged by ideas and educational policies that originated in business schools and international financial institutions. Academics within these institutions reimagined the world instead as a single global market and higher education as a commodity to be bought and sold. By the 1990s, American universities embraced this language of globalization, and globalization eventually became the organizing logic of higher education. In Making the World Global Isaac A. Kamola examines how the relationships among universities, the American state, philanthropic organizations, and international financial institutions created the conditions that made it possible to imagine the world as global. Examining the Center for International Studies, Harvard Business School, the World Bank, the Social Science Research Council, and NYU, Kamola demonstrates that how we imagine the world is always symptomatic of the material relations within which knowledge is produced.

Globalization A Very Short Introduction

Globalization  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Manfred Steger
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780191639661
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Release: 2013-04-04
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic - and this Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a third edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization in accessible language as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Globalization Matters

Globalization Matters
Author: Manfred B. Steger,Paul James
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781108470797
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Release: 2019-08-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By addressing the major contemporary challenges to globalization, this study explains why and how the global continues to matter in our unsettled world.

Globalization

Globalization
Author: Manfred B. Steger
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780198779551
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Release: 2017-04-07
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Black Empire

Black Empire
Author: Michelle Ann Stephens
Pages: 381
ISBN: 9780822386896
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Release: 2005-06-27
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Black Empire, Michelle Ann Stephens examines the ideal of “transnational blackness” that emerged in the work of radical black intellectuals from the British West Indies in the early twentieth century. Focusing on the writings of Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay, and C. L. R. James, Stephens shows how these thinkers developed ideas of a worldwide racial movement and federated global black political community that transcended the boundaries of nation-states. Stephens highlights key geopolitical and historical events that gave rise to these writers’ intellectual investment in new modes of black political self-determination. She describes their engagement with the fate of African Americans within the burgeoning U.S. empire, their disillusionment with the potential of post–World War I international organizations such as the League of Nations to acknowledge, let alone improve, the material conditions of people of color around the world, and the inspiration they took from the Bolshevik Revolution, which offered models of revolution and community not based on nationality. Stephens argues that the global black political consciousness she identifies was constituted by both radical and reactionary impulses. On the one hand, Garvey, McKay, and James saw freedom of movement as the basis of black transnationalism. The Caribbean archipelago—a geographic space ideally suited to the free movement of black subjects across national boundaries—became the metaphoric heart of their vision. On the other hand, these three writers were deeply influenced by the ideas of militarism, empire, and male sovereignty that shaped global political discourse in the early twentieth century. As such, their vision of transnational blackness excluded women’s political subjectivities. Drawing together insights from American, African American, Caribbean, and gender studies, Black Empire is a major contribution to ongoing conversations about nation and diaspora.

Globalisms

Globalisms
Author: Manfred B. Steger
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781538129463
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Release: 2019-09-27
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Providing a comprehensive overview of the changing ideological landscape in the age of globalization, Manfred Steger explores the clashing political belief systems of our time: market globalism, justice globalism, and religious globalism. He considers their prospects in light of the growing populist challengers in the tumultuous decade to come.

Globalization A Very Short Introduction

Globalization  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Manfred B. Steger
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780192589323
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Release: 2020-05-28
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We live today in an interconnected world in which ordinary people can became instant online celebrities to fans thousands of miles away, in which religious leaders can influence millions globally, in which humans are altering the climate and environment, and in which complex social forces intersect across continents. This is globalization. In the fifth edition of his bestselling Very Short Introduction Manfred B. Steger considers the major dimensions of globalization: economic, political, cultural, ideological, and ecological. He looks at its causes and effects, and engages with the hotly contested question of whether globalization is, ultimately, a good or a bad thing. From climate change to the Ebola virus, Donald Trump to Twitter, trade wars to China's growing global profile, Steger explores today's unprecedented levels of planetary integration as well as the recent challenges posed by resurgent national populism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Postgrowth Imaginaries

Postgrowth Imaginaries
Author: Luis I. Prádanos
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781786949363
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Release: 2018-12-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Postgrowth Imaginaries brings together environmental cultural studies and postgrowth economics to examine counterhegemonic narratives and radical cultural shifts sparked by the global financial crisis of 2008. A number of critical voices worldwide have emphasized that in the context of a finite biosphere, constant economic growth is a biophysical impossibility. The problem is not a lack of growth but rather the globalization of an economic system addicted to constant growth, which destroys the ecological planetary systems that support life on Earth while failing to fulfil its social promises. Post-2008 Spain offers an optimal context to investigate these cultural processes, and this book demonstrates that a transition toward what Prádanos calls 'postgrowth imaginaries' - the counterhegemonic cultural sensibilities that are challenging the growth paradigm in manifold ways - is well underway in the Iberian Peninsula today. Specifically, this book explores how emerging cultural sensibilities in Spain - reflected in fiction and nonfiction writing and film, television programs, photographs and graphic novels, op-eds, web pages, political manifestos, and socioecological movements - are actively detaching themselves from the dominant imaginary of economic growth. By approaching the counterhegemonic cultures of the crisis though environmental criticism, Postgrowth Imaginaries uncovers a whole range of cultural nuances often ignored by Iberian cultural studies.

Globalization

Globalization
Author: Manfred B. Steger
Pages: 320
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215356887
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Release: 2010
Editor: Paradigm Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here the premier scholar of globalisation studies has brought together the classic gems of the field since it emerged in the 1980s. Manageable in length and price, this accessible volume of "greatest hits" is perfect for all readers wanting to know how globalisation has evolved and the way in which it serves as a backdrop to the current global economic crisis.

Global Local

Global Local
Author: Wimal Dissanayake,Rob Wilson
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780822381990
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Release: 1996-05-27
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This groundbreaking collection focuses on what may be, for cultural studies, the most intriguing aspect of contemporary globalization—the ways in which the postnational restructuring of the world in an era of transnational capitalism has altered how we must think about cultural production. Mapping a "new world space" that is simultaneously more globalized and localized than before, these essays examine the dynamic between the movement of capital, images, and technologies without regard to national borders and the tendency toward fragmentation of the world into increasingly contentious enclaves of difference, ethnicity, and resistance. Ranging across issues involving film, literature, and theory, as well as history, politics, economics, sociology, and anthropology, these deeply interdisciplinary essays explore the interwoven forces of globalism and localism in a variety of cultural settings, with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. Powerful readings of the new image culture, transnational film genre, and the politics of spectacle are offered as is a critique of globalization as the latest guise of colonization. Articles that unravel the complex links between the global and local in terms of the unfolding narrative of capital are joined by work that illuminates phenomena as diverse as "yellow cab" interracial sex in Japan, machinic desire in Robocop movies, and the Pacific Rim city. An interview with Fredric Jameson by Paik Nak-Chung on globalization and Pacific Rim responses is also featured, as is a critical afterword by Paul Bové. Positioned at the crossroads of an altered global terrain, this volume, the first of its kind, analyzes the evolving transnational imaginary—the full scope of contemporary cultural production by which national identities of political allegiance and economic regulation are being undone, and in which imagined communities are being reshaped at both the global and local levels of everyday existence.

Imagined Communities

Imagined Communities
Author: Benedict Anderson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781844670864
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Release: 2006-11-17
Editor: Verso
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive, bestselling book on the origins and development of nationalism...

Justice Globalism

Justice Globalism
Author: Manfred Steger,James Goodman,Erin K Wilson
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781446271933
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Release: 2012-12-18
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are political activists connected to the global justice movement simplistically opposed to neoliberal globalization? Is their political vision 'incoherent' and their policy proposals 'naïve' and 'superficial' as is often claimed by the mainstream media? Drawing on dozens of interviews and rich textual analyses involving nearly fifty global justice organizations linked to the World Social Forum, the authors of this pioneering study challenge this prevailing view. They present a compelling case that the global justice movement has actually fashioned a new political ideology with global reach: 'justice globalism'. Far from being incoherent, justice globalism possesses a rich and nuanced set of core concepts and powerful ideological claims. The book investigates how justice globalists respond to global financial crises, to escalating climate change, and to the global food crisis. It finds justice globalism generating new political agendas and campaigns to address these pressing problems. Justice globalism, the book concludes, has much to contribute to solving the serious global challenges of the 21st century. Justice Globalism will prove a stimulating read for undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences and humanities who are taking courses on globalization, global studies and global justice.

Russia in the German Global Imaginary

Russia in the German Global Imaginary
Author: James E. Casteel
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780822981350
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Release: 2016-06-30
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book traces transformations in German views of Russia in the first half of the twentieth century, leading up to the disastrous German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Casteel shows how Russia figured in the imperial visions and utopian desires of a variety of Germans, including scholars, journalists, travel writers, government and military officials, as well as nationalist activists. He illuminates the ambiguous position that Russia occupied in Germans’ global imaginary as both an imperial rival and an object of German power. During the interwar years in particular, Russia, now under Soviet rule, became a site onto which Germans projected their imperial ambitions and expectations for the future, as well as their worst anxieties about modernity. Casteel shows how the Nazis drew on this cultural repertoire to construct their own devastating vision of racial imperialism.

Globalization Matters

Globalization Matters
Author: Manfred B. Steger,Paul James
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781108689380
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Release: 2019-08-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the turn of the twenty-first century, globalization - both the process and the idea - bestrode the world. Widely acclaimed by political and economic pundits as the most important phenomenon of our time, it took the world by storm. Two decades later, it has come under sustained attack by the re-invigorated forces of the extreme right and radical left. Does globalization still matter in our unsettled world? Responding in the affirmative, this study develops and applies a new framework of an 'engaged theory of globalization' to analyze some of today's most pressing global challenges: the rise of national populism, ecological degradation, rapid urbanization, new sources of insecurity, and the changing landscape of higher education. Offering a comprehensive appraisal of globalization in our unsettled times, the authors explain why and how transplanetary interrelations continue to matter in a world that is wavering between globalist expansion and nationalist retrenchment.

Globalization and the Humanities

Globalization and the Humanities
Author: David Leiwei Li
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9789622096530
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Release: 2003-12-01
Editor: Hong Kong University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the most comprehensive collection to date on how economic globalization transforms contemporary humanistic inquiries on matters of fundamental cultural and political significance. Against the tyranny of the worldwide free market that naturalizes the aggregation of power for the increasingly few, the contributors to this volume at once advocate an egalitarian model of global distributive justice and cultivate a cosmopolitan communal consciousness. Writing from their diverse specialties and theoretical perspectives, the group of scholars assembled here has made the humanities a productive forum to articulate an alternative form of globalization based on universal human rights. As such, this collaborative effort counters the hegemony of neoliberal privatization and holds the promise of intellectual agency for an equitable reproduction of cultural capital in the global era. Globalization and the Humanities will be of great use for scholars and students interested in the intellectual and ideological developments of the humanities in the past three decades. It clearly anchors the debates on the canon, the inclusion of third world and minority authors, of popular cultural genres and new media forms in an emerging globalization paradigm. The anthology will prove essential for students of undergraduate and graduate levels as well for scholars in the academy.

Globalization and Media

Globalization and Media
Author: Jack Lule
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781538106280
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Release: 2017-11-17
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The fully updated third edition of this lively and accessible book argues for the central role of media in understanding globalization. Indeed, Jack Lule convincingly shows that globalization could not have occurred without media. From earliest times, humans have used media to explore, settle, and globalize their world. In our day, media has made the world progressively “smaller” as nations and cultures come into increasing contact. Decades ago Marshall McLuhan prophesied that media technology would transform the world into a “global village.” Slowly, fitfully, his vision is being fulfilled. The global village, however, is not the blissful utopia that McLuhan predicted. Nor, in a more modern formulation, is the world flat, with playing fields leveled and opportunities for all. Instead, Lule argues, globalization and media are combining to create a divided world of gated communities and ghettos, borders and boundaries, suffering and surfeit, beauty and decay, surveillance and violence. By breaking down the economic, cultural, and political impact of media, and through a rich set of case studies from around the globe, the author describes a global village of Babel—invoking the biblical town punished for its vanity by seeing its citizens scattered, its language confounded, and its destiny shaped by strife.

The Global Studies Reader

The Global Studies Reader
Author: Manfred B. Steger
Pages: 372
ISBN: 0199338469
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Global Studies Reader, Second Edition, offers an accessible introduction to globalization that will provide students with a better understanding of what constitutes Global Studies - the transdisciplinary field dedicated to the study of globalization. Thus, the book has been carefully designed to provide a representative selection of transdisciplinary writings appropriate for undergraduate students in Global Studies. This book brings together in a single volume some of the best pieceson the subject written by recognized scholars. These twenty seminal contributions have been kept to an easily digestible length while at the same time covering the major dimensions of globalization: politics and societies; economies and technologies; cultures and histories; and spaces and environments. Although The Global Studies Reader purposely contains no additional sectional introductions that might interrupt the conceptual flow of the writings, it offers at the end of each of its fourparts five discussion points designed to help clarify the authors' arguments and to stimulate further conversation. You will also find suggestions for additional readings and recommended websites to guide students' further research.