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The future as cultural fact : essays on the global condition

Author: Arjun Appadurai
Publisher: London : New York : Verso Books, 2013.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arjun Appadurai
ISBN: 9781844679829 1844679829 9781844679836 1844679837
OCLC Number: 829945135
Description: viii, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Moving geographies: Commodities and the politics of value ; How histories make geographies : circulation and context in a global perspective ; The morality of refusal ; The offending part : sacrifice and ethnocide in the era of globalization ; In my fathers's nation : reflictions on biography, memory, family --
The view From Mumbai: Housing and hope ; Spectral housing and urban cleansing : notes on millennial Mumbai ; Deep democracy : urban governmentality and the horizon of politics ; The capacity to aspire : culture and the terms of recognition ; Cosmopolitanism from below : some ethical lessons from the slums of Mumbai --
Making the future: The spirit of Weber ; The ghost in the financial machine ; The social life of design ; Research as a human right ; The future as cultural fact.
Other Titles: Essays on the global condition
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"A sobered visionary of cultural globalization. " - Red Pepper "An influential thinker of our times. " - Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University, New York "Arjun Appadurai is already known as the Read more...

 
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