• Business & Economics

Globalization and the Postcolonial World

The New Political Economy of Development
Author: Ankie Hoogvelt
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801866920
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 325
View: 1427
Globalization is at the heart of debates about the present phase of development of the world economy. In Globalization and the Postcolonial World, Ankie Hoogvelt joins these debates to examine the ways in which globalization is affecting the countries of the developing world. Taking a new look at historical trends and theories in development studies, Hoogvelt describes the diverse impacts of globalization in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, and Latin America, identifying different postcolonial responses in each of these regions. New to this edition are sections on the new "digital" economy; the resurgence of the United States after decades of putative relative decline and the question of renewed U.S. dominance in the global system; and the volatility of the global financial markets culminating in the East Asia crisis of 1997. Part II has been thoroughly reconfigured and expanded, as have the chapters on East Asia and on Africa. Finally, the conclusions have been rethought in the light of the mushrooming cloud of antiglobalist protests.

Globalisation and the Postcolonial World

The New Political Economy of Development
Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349256714
Category:
Page: 291
View: 6207

    • Social Science

Globalization and the Postcolonial World

The New Political Economy of Development
Author: Ankie Hoogvelt
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780333914205
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 9427
This highly successful text has been updated and revised to take account of new developments in international political economy, notably the East Asian crisis, and the deepening crisis of African society. It also addresses recent forms of international 'management of instability' that are beginning to emerge as contemporary forms of imperialist globalism. At the same time, more attention is paid to the gathering 'mosquito cloud' of local resistance movements around the world.

    • Literary Criticism

Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World


Author: Neil Lazarus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521624930
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 294
View: 6900
A major re-appraisal of debates on politics and culture in postcolonial and cultural studies.

    • Political Science

The New Political Economy of Development

Globalization, Imperialism, Hegemony
Author: Ray Kiely
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403999962
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
View: 8811
This major new text analyzes changes and continuities in the current international order and their implications for understanding international development in the 21st century. The author assesses the extent and impact of globalization as well as the emergence of a more aggressive unilateralist and militarist stance by the United States and the debates this has provoked on hegemony, empire and imperialism. He offers a careful rebuttal of mainstream thinking on development and globalization while also challenging some key arguments of its radical critics.

    • Social Science

Globalization and Postcolonialism

Hegemony and Resistance in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Sankaran Krishna
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742554689
Category: Social Science
Page: 223
View: 1672
Globalization has become a widely used buzzword, yet popular discussions often miss its deeper realities. This book offers the first clear explanation of the impact of colonialist legacies in a globalized era defined by the "War on Terror." Sankaran Krishna explores the history of the relationship between Western dominance and the forms of resistance that have emerged to challenge it. He argues that we live on an interrelated globe, that history matters a great deal in constructing contemporary realities, and that others create narratives about the world based on their experiences just as we do based on ours. Presenting a lucid exploration of the intertwined histories of both globalization and postcolonialism, this book uses compelling real-world examples to make sense of this crucial relationship.

    • Social Science

Sovereign Bodies

Citizens, Migrants, and States in the Postcolonial World
Author: Thomas Blom Hansen,Finn Stepputat
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400826698
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 415
9/11 and its aftermath have shown that our ideas about what constitutes sovereign power lag dangerously behind the burgeoning claims to rights and recognition within and across national boundaries. New configurations of sovereignty are at the heart of political and cultural transformations globally. Sovereign Bodies shifts the debate on sovereign power away from territoriality and external recognition of state power, toward the shaping of sovereign power through the exercise of violence over human bodies and populations. In this volume, sovereign power, whether exercised by a nation-state or by a local despotic power or community, is understood and scrutinized as something tentative and unstable whose efficacy depends less on formal rules than on repeated acts of violence. Following the editors' introduction are fourteen essays by leading scholars from around the globe that analyze cultural meanings of sovereign power and violence, as well as practices of citizenship and belonging--in South Africa, Peru, India, Mexico, Cyprus, Norway, and also among transnational Chinese and Indian populations. Sovereign Bodies enriches our understanding of power and sovereignty in the postcolonial world and in "the West" while opening new conceptual fields in the anthropology of politics. The contributors are Ana María Alonso, Lars Buur, Partha Chatterjee, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff, Oivind Fuglerud, Thomas Blom Hansen, Barry Hindess, Steffen Jensen, Achille Mbembe, Aihwa Ong, Finn Stepputat, Simon Turner, Peter van der Veer, and Yael Navaro-Yashin.

    • Business & Economics

Globalization and the Race for Resources


Author: Stephen G. Bunker,Paul S. Ciccantell
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801882432
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 263
View: 7362
This examination into the nature of globalization explores the sequence of trade-dominant economies -- Portugal, the Netherlands, Holland, Britain, the United States, and Japan, showing how each nation became a global power by devising technologies, social and financial institutions, and markets to enhance its access to raw materials.

    • Literary Criticism

Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics


Author: Akinwumi Adesokan
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253005507
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 252
View: 1848
What happens when social and political processes such as globalization shape cultural production? Drawing on a range of writers and filmmakers from Africa and elsewhere, Akin Adesokan explores the forces at work in the production and circulation of culture in a globalized world. He tackles problems such as artistic representation in the era of decolonization, the uneven development of aesthetics across the world, and the impact of location and commodity culture on genres, with a distinctive approach that exposes the global processes transforming cultural forms.

    • Architecture

Writing the Global City

Globalisation, Postcolonialism and the Urban
Author: Anthony D King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317362713
Category: Architecture
Page: 222
View: 4706
Over the last three decades, our understanding of the city worldwide has been revolutionized by three innovative theoretical concepts – globalisation, postcolonialism and a radically contested notion of modernity. The idea and even the reality of the city has been extended out of the state and nation and re-positioned in the larger global world. In this book Anthony King brings together key essays written over this period, much of it dominated by debates about the world or global city. Challenging assumptions and silences behind these debates, King provides largely ignored historical and cultural dimensions to the understanding of world city formation as well as decline. Interdisciplinary and comparative, the essays address new ways of framing contemporary themes: the imperial and colonial origin of contemporary world and global cities, actually existing postcolonialisms, claims about urban and cultural homogenisation and the role of architecture and built environment in that process. Also addressed are arguments about indigenous and exogenous perspectives, Eurocentricism, ways of framing vernacular architecture, and the global historical sociology of building types. Wide-ranging and accessible, Writing the Global City provides essential historical contexts and theoretical frameworks for understanding contemporary urban and architectural debates. Extensive bibliographies will make it essential for teaching, reference and research.

    • Political Science

The Postcolonial and the Global


Author: Revathi Krishnaswamy,John Charles Hawley
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452913447
Category: Political Science
Page: 329
View: 6457
This interdisciplinary work brings the humanities and social sciences into dialogue by examining issues such as globalized capital, discourses of antiterrorism, and identity politics. Essayists from the fields of postcolonial studies and globalization theory address the ethical and pragmatic ramifications of opposing interpretations of these issues and, for the first time, seek common ground. Contributors: Pal Ahluwalia, U of California, San Diego; Arjun Appadurai, New School U; Geoffrey Bowker, Santa Clara U; Timothy Brennan, U of Minnesota; Ruth Buchanan, U of British Columbia; Verity Burgmann, U of Melbourne; Pheng Cheah, U of California, Berkeley; Inderpal Grewal, U of California, Irvine; Ramon Grosfoguel, U of California, Berkeley; Barbara Harlow, U of Texas, Austin; Anouar Majid, U of New England; John McMurtry, U of Guelph; Walter D. Mignolo, Duke U; Sundhya Pahuja, U of Melbourne; R. Radhakrishnan, U of California, Irvine; Ileana Rodriguez, Ohio State U; E. San Juan, Philippine Forum, New York; Saskia Sassen, U of Chicago; Ella Shohat, New York U; Leslie Sklair, London School of Economics; Robert Stam, New York U; Madina Tlostanova, Russian Peoples’ Friendship U; Harish Trivedi, U of Delhi. Revathi Krishnaswamy is associate professor of English at San Jose State University. John C. Hawley is professor and chair of English at Santa Clara University.

    • Political Science

Manipulating Hegemony

State Power, Labour and the Marshall Plan in Britain
Author: R. Vickers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0333981812
Category: Political Science
Page: 185
View: 1957
Drawing on neo-Gramscian theories of International Political Economy, this book explores the impact of the Marshall Plan on labour and government in Britain. Rather than the US imposing a 'politics of productivity' on an unwilling government, the centre-right of the Labour Party used the Marshall Plan to achieve its own political ends. Manipulating Hegemony shows how the government was able to marginalise the left to create a pattern of state-labour politics that was to endure until the end of the 1970s.

    • Literary Criticism

Migrant Revolutions

Haitian Literature, Globalization, and U.S. Imperialism
Author: Valerie Kaussen
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739116364
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 245
View: 9933
Migrant Revolution offers an overview of twentieth-century Haitian literature, placing its rich tradition in the context of transnational anti-colonial politics. Kaussen argues that the anti-colonial politics of Haitian modernist literature is based on the philosophies of human rights that drove the Haitian Revolution and, further, that Haitian literary modernity has continually challenged the world colonial order, including the contemporary era of globalization.

    • History

Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940

The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution
Author: Steven Hirsch,Lucien van der Walt
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004188495
Category: History
Page: 431
View: 3293
Before communism, anarchism and syndicalism were central to labour and the Left in the colonial and postcolonial world.Using studies from Africa,Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, this groundbreaking volume examines the revolutionary libertarian Left's class politics and anti-colonialism in the first globalization and imperialism(1870/1930).

Globalization and the Postcolonial World

The New Political Economy of Development
Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137063319
Category:
Page: 352
View: 6890

    • Social Science

Beyond Dichotomies

Histories, Identities, Cultures, and the Challenge of Globalization
Author: Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791453841
Category: Social Science
Page: 317
View: 2956
Confronts the cultural challenges of globalization.

    • Philosophy

Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital


Author: Vivek Chibber
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844679764
Category: Philosophy
Page: 306
View: 2670
In recent years, postcolonial theory has emerged as the most influential scholarly explanation for the historical trajectory and social anatomy of the Global South. Its leading proponents—many of whom have become academic superstars—not only reject Enlightenment political and economic theories, especially Marxism, but accuse them of complicity in Europe's imperial project. In this devastating critique, Vivek Chibber offers the most comprehensive response yet to postcolonial theory mounted on behalf of the radical Enlightenment tradition. Focusing on the hugely popular Subaltern Studies project, Chibber carefully examines this project's core arguments about the specificity of the Global South and the deficiencies of Western thought. He shows that their foundational arguments are based on a series of analytical and historical errors, chief among which is a flawed understanding of capitalism's “universalizing” tendency. Once the real history of capital's universalization is reconstructed, aspects of modernity that appear to be unique to the South turn out to be shared with the North—and the history of the Global South can be explained by the very theories that postcolonial theorists urge us to reject. Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital promises to be a turning point in contemporary social theory.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies


Author: Neil Lazarus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521534185
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 301
View: 9911
The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies, first published in 2004, offers a lucid introduction and overview of one of the most important strands in recent literary theory and cultural studies. The volume aims to introduce readers to key concepts, methods, theories, thematic concerns, and contemporary debates in the field. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, contributors explain the impact of history, sociology and philosophy on the study of postcolonial literatures and cultures. Topics examined include everything from anti-colonial nationalism and decolonisation to globalisation, migration flows, and the 'brain drain' which constitute the past and present of 'the postcolonial condition'. The volume also pays attention to the sociological and ideological conditions surrounding the emergence of postcolonial literary studies as an academic field in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Companion turns an authoritative, engaged and discriminating lens on postcolonial literary studies.