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Appadurai, Arjun 1949-

Works: 173 works in 572 publications in 10 languages and 7,980 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Collector, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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Most widely held works about Arjun Appadurai
Most widely held works by Arjun Appadurai
Modernity at large : cultural dimensions of globalization by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

79 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultural study of globalization
The social life of things : commodities in cultural perspective by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

96 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three of the papers were presented to the Ethnohistory Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania during 1983-84; the others were presented at a Symposium on the Relationship between Commodities and Culture, held May 23-25, 1984, in Philadelphia. Includes bibliographies and index
Gender, genre, and power in South Asian expressive traditions by Arjun Appadurai( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 sites -- local, regional, diasporic -- are the scenes of emergent forms of sovereignty in which matters of style, sensibility, and ethos articulate new legalities and new kinds of violence. 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 regions -- China, Africa, South America, Europe -- and representing different disciplines and genres -- anthropology, literature, political science, sociology, music, cinema, photography -- the contributors are concerned with both the political economy of location and the locations in which political economies are produced and transformed
Fear of small numbers : an essay on the geography of anger by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a conceptually innovative framework for understanding sources of global violence, this work describes how the nation-state has grown ambivalent about minorities at the same time that minorities increasingly see themselves as parts of powerful global majorities
The future as cultural fact : essays on the global condition by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major collection of essays, a sequel to Modernity at Large and Fear of Small Numbers, is the product of ten years' research and writing, constituting an important contribution to globalization studies. Appadurai takes a broad analytical look at the genealogies of the present era of globalization through essays on violence, commodification, nationalism, terror and materiality. Alongside a discussion of these wider debates, Appadurai situates India at the heart of his work, offering writing based on firsthand research among urban slum dwellers in Mumbai, in which he examines their struggle to achieve equity, recognition and self-governance in conditions of extreme inequality
Worship and conflict under colonial rule : a South Indian case by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although temples have been important in South Indian society and history, there have been few attempts to study them within an integrated anthropological framework. Professor Appadurai develops such a framework in this ethnohistorical case study, in which he interprets the politics of worship in the Sri Partasarati Svami Temple, a famous ancient Sri Vaisnava shrine in India. The author uses the methods and concepts of both cultural anthropology and social history to construct a model of institutional change in South Asia under colonial rule. Focusing on the problem of authority as a cultural concept and as a managerial reality, Professor Appadurai considers some classic problems of South Asian anthropology: problems of deference, sumptuary symbolism, and religious organization. In addition, he addresses such issues as the nature of conflict under a hybrid colonial legal system, the political implications of sumptuary disputes, and the structure of relations between polity and religion in pre-modern South Asia. These aspects of the study should interest a broad range of scholars.'--Publisher
Banking on words : the failure of language in the age of derivative finance by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative look at one of the most important events of our time, renowned scholar Arjun Appadurai argues that the economic collapse of 2008 -- while indeed spurred on by greed, ignorance, weak regulation, and irresponsible risk-taking -- was, ultimately, a failure of language. To prove this sophisticated point, he takes us into the world of derivative finance, which has become the core of contemporary trading and the primary target of blame for the collapse and all our subsequent woes. With incisive argumentation, he analyzes this challengingly technical world, drawing on thinkers such as J.L. Austin, Marcel Mauss, and Max Weber as theoretical guides to showcase the ways language -- and particular failures in it -- paved the way for ruin. Appadurai moves in four steps through his analysis. In the first, he highlights the importance of derivatives in contemporary finance, isolating them as the core technical innovation that markets have produced. In the second, he shows that derivatives are essentially written contracts about the future prices of assets--they are, crucially, a promise. Drawing on Mauss's The Gift and Austin's theories on linguistic performatives, Appadurai, in his third step, shows how the derivative exploits the linguistic power of the promise through the special form that money takes in finance as the most abstract form of commodity value. Finally, he pinpoints one crucial feature of derivatives (as seen in the housing market especially): that they can make promises that other promises will be broken. He then details how this feature spread contagiously through the market, snowballing into the systemic liquidity crisis that we are all too familiar with now. With his characteristic clarity, Appadurai explains one of the most complicated -- and yet absolutely central -- aspects of our modern economy. He makes the critical link we have long needed to make: between the numerical force of money and the linguistic force of what we say we will do with it. -- Provided by publisher
Johannesburg : the elusive metropolis( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa's largest city into urban theory, on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa's premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, and a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale. Complicating and contesting such characterizations, the contributors to this collection reassess classic theories of metropolitan modernity as they explore the experience of "city-ness" and urban life in post-apartheid South Africa. They portray Johannesburg as a polycentric and international city with a hybrid history that continually permeates the present. Turning its back on rigid rationalities of planning and racial separation, Johannesburg has become a place of intermingling and improvisation, a city that is fast developing its own brand of cosmopolitan culture
Après le colonialisme : les conséquences culturelles de la globalisation by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in French and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: Dans ce livre particulièrement fécond et novateur, l’anthropologue indo-américain Arjun Appadurai décrit un phénomène culturel qui nous a fait entrer dans une ère postcoloniale, une ère où l’imagination devient une force sociale tandis que l’État-nation est violemment mis en cause, où les relations entre les cultures occidentales et non occidentales sont profondément remodelées. Comment penser l’après-colonialisme ? Et comment penser après le colonialisme ? Ces deux questions sont aujourd’hui incontournables. Certes, les inégalités n’ont pas disparu et les formes d’exploitation offrent parfois un raffinement inédit. Mais suffit-il de s’en tenir aux bonnes vieilles catégories qui ont permis à la pensée occidentale de thématiser la domination implacable de l’Occident sur le reste du monde ?
Géographie de la colère : la violence à l'âge de la globalisation by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The morality of refusal = Die Moral der Verweigerung by Nalini Malani( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nani Malani acompaña con sus dibujos las reflexiones de Appadurai sobre el significado de las ideas de Gandhi acerca de la no-violencia como forma de acción política en la India. Sostiene que el pensamiento y las prácticas de Gandhi manifiestan una doble genealogía: por una parte, reflejan el ascetismo, el soslayamiento y la abstinencia propias de la cultura india; por otra, dejan ver la influencia de la monarquía, el sacrificio y la destreza militar, así como la indiferencia ante el dolor de los seres humanos. Siguiendo la tradición india del ascetismo del guerrero, ambas genealogías se entremezclan, constituyendo un recurso esencial en la política de la militancia religiosa de la India actual
Die Geographie des Zorns by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die große Regression eine internationale Debatte über die geistige Situation der Zeit by Heinrich Geiselberger( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spätestens seit sich die Folgen der Finanzkrise abzeichnen und die Migration in die Europäische Union zunimmt, sehen wir uns mit Entwicklungen konfrontiert, die viele für Phänomene einer längst vergangenen Epoche hielten: dem Aufstieg nationalistischer, teils antiliberaler Parteien wie dem Front National und der AfD, einer tiefgreifenden Krise der EU, einer Verrohung des öffentlichen Diskurses durch Demagogen wie Donald Trump, wachsendem Misstrauen gegenüber den etablierten Medien und einer Verbreitung fremdenfeindlicher Einstellungen, die an dunkle Zeiten gemahnt. Politiker werden als "Vaterlandsverräter" verunglimpft, Muslime unter Generalverdacht gestellt, im Internet werden die krudesten Verschwörungstheorien propagiert. In diesem Band untersuchen international renommierte Forscher und Intellektuelle die Ursachen dieser "Großen Regression", verorten sie in einem historischen Kontext, erörtern Szenarien für die nächsten Jahre und diskutieren Strategien, mit denen wir diesen Entwicklungen entgegentreten können. Mit Beiträgen von Arjun Appadurai, Zygmunt Bauman, Donatella della Porta, Nancy Fraser, Eva Illouz, Ivan Krastev, Bruno Latour, Paul Mason, Pankaj Mishra, Robert Misik, Oliver Nachtwey, César Rendueles, Wolfgang Streeck, David Van Reybrouck, Slavoj Žižek
Construir bicentenarios : Argentina( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiao shi de xian dai xing : quan qiu hua de wen hua xiang du by Apadulai( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El rechazo de las minorías : ensayo sobre la geografía de la furia by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre los efectos que la globalización ha provocado se cuentan terribles episodios de limpieza étnica, ataques masivos contra poblaciones civiles y una violencia despiadada que en ocasiones se aprovecha del auge de las cibertecnologías. El ensayo analiza los peligros del etnicismo nacionalista, la creación de miedos y recelos entre las mayorías y las minorías que conforman la sociedad y el surgimiento de nuevos colectivos situados al margen de la clásica vertebración estatal
India's world : the politics of creativity in a globalized society( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La modernidad desbordada : demensiones culturales de la globalizacion by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sicuri da morire : la violenza nell'epoca della globalizzazione by Arjun Appadurai( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The social life of things : commodities in cultural perspective
The social life of things : commodities in cultural perspectiveGender, genre, and power in South Asian expressive traditionsGlobalizationFear of small numbers : an essay on the geography of angerWorship and conflict under colonial rule : a South Indian caseJohannesburg : the elusive metropolisLa modernidad desbordada : demensiones culturales de la globalizacion
Alternative Names
Apaduraj, Ardžun 1949-

Appaduari, Arjun

Appaduari, Arjun 1949-

Appadurai, A. 1949-

Appadurai, A. (Arjun), 1949-

Appadurai, Arjun

Arjun Appadurai.

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Arjun Appadurai Amerikaans antropoloog

Arjun Appadurai antropologo statunitense

Arjun Appadurai indischer Ethnologe

Arjun Appadurai social-cultural anthropologist

Арджун Аппадураи

ארג'ון אפדוראי

ארג'ון אפדוראי אנתרופולוג חברתי-תרבותי

آرجون آپدورای

অর্জুন আপ্পাদুরাই

அர்ஜுன் அப்பாதுரை

아파두라이, 아르준 1949-

アパデュライ, アルジュン

アパドゥライ, アルジュン