The Cultures of Globalization (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

The Cultures of Globalization (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

By: Masao Miyoshi (editor), Fredric Jameson (editor)Paperback

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A pervasive force that evades easy analysis, globalization has come to represent the export and import of culture, the speed and intensity of which has increased to unprecedented levels in recent years. The Cultures of Globalization presents an international panel of intellectuals who consider the process of globalization as it concerns the transformation of the economic into the cultural and vice versa; the rise of consumer culture around the world; the production and cancellation of forms of subjectivity; and the challenges it presents to national identity, local culture, and traditional forms of everyday life. Discussing overlapping themes of transnational consequence, the contributors to this volume describe how the global character of technology, communication networks, consumer culture, intellectual discourse, the arts, and mass entertainment have all been affected by recent worldwide trends. Appropriate to such diversity of material, the authors approach their topics from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including those of linguistics, sociology, economics, anthropology, and the law. Essays examine such topics as free trade, capitalism, the North and South, Eurocentrism, language migration, art and cinema, social fragmentation, sovereignty and nationhood, higher education, environmental justice, wealth and poverty, transnational corporations, and global culture. Bridging the spheres of economic, political, and cultural inquiry, The Cultures of Globalization offers crucial insights into many of the most significant changes occurring in today's world. Contributors. Noam Chomsky, Ioan Davies, Manthia Diawara, Enrique Dussel, David Harvey, Sherif Hetata, Fredric Jameson, Geeta Kapur, Liu Kang, Joan Martinez-Alier, Masao Miyoshi, Walter D. Mignolo, Alberto Moreiras, Paik Nak-chung, Leslie Sklair, Subramani, Barbara Trent

About Author

Fredric Jameson is Professor and Chair of the Literature Program at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, published by Duke University Press. Masao Miyoshi is Professor of Japanese, English, and Comparative Literature at the University of California at San Diego. He is the coeditor of Japan and the World and Postmodernism and Japan, both published by Duke University Press. At the time of his death in 2009, Masao Miyoshi was Professor of Japanese, English, and Comparative Literature at the University of California at San Diego. He is the coeditor of Japan and the World and Postmodernism and Japan, both published by Duke University Press.

Contents

Acknowledgments ix Preface / Fredric Jameson xi I. Globalization and Philosophy Beyond Eurocentrism: The World-System and the Limits of Modernity / Enrique Dussel 3 Globalization, Civilization Processes, and the Relocation of Languages and Cultures / Walter D. Mignlo 32 Notes on Globalization as a Philosophical Issue / Fredric Jameson 54 II. Alternative Localities Global Fragments: A Second Latinamericanism / Alberto Moreiras 81 Toward a Regional Imaginary in Africa / Manthia Diawara 103 Negotiating African Culture: Toward a Decolonization of the Fetish / Ioan Davies 125 The End of Free States: On Transnationalism of Culture / Subramani 146 Is There an Alternative to (Capitalist) Globalization? The Debate about Modernity in China / Liu Kang 164 III. Culture and the Nation Globalization and Culture: Navigating the Void / Geeta Kapur 191 Nations and Literatures in the Age of Globalization / Paik Nak-chung 218 Media in a Capitalist Culture / Barbara Trent 230 "Globalization," Culture, and the University / Masao Miyoshi 247 IV. Consumerism and Ideology Dollarization, Fragmentation, and God / Sherif Hetata 273 Social Movements and Global Capitalism / Leslie Sklair 291 "Environmental Justice" (Local and Global) / Joan Martinez-Alier 312 What's Green and Makes the Environment Go Round? / David Harvey 327 Free Trade and Free Market: Pretense and Practice / Noam Chomsky 356 In Place of a Conclusion / Masao Miyoshi 371 Index 385 Contributors 391

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  • ISBN13: 9780822321699
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780822321699
  • ISBN10: 0822321696

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