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A world beyond difference : cultural identity in the age of globalization

Author: Ronald Niezen
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2004.
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Presents a conceptual and historical map of how we think about the emerging socio-political world, and above all how we think politically about human cultural differences. This book interprets,  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Niezen
ISBN: 1405126906 9781405126908 1405127376 9781405127370
OCLC Number: 249842563
Description: XII, 225 Seiten
Contents: Preface.1. Introduction.2. The Tradition of Rational Utopianism.A Durable Ideal.Early Imaginings.Scientific Discovery and Universal Rights.Socio-evolutionism.World History and World Revolution.3. The Cultural Contradictions of Globalization.Cultural Globalization.Free Trade Globalization.4. (Anti)Globalization from Below.The Dilemmas of Resistance.Defiant Islam.International Indigenism.Digital Identity.Two Approaches to (Anti)Globalization.5. Human Rights Pluralism and Universalism.Rationalism, Religion, and Utopia.The Limits of Liberal Evangelism.The Collective Rights Dilemma.6. Postmodernism's Revolt against Order.Postmodernism Ill-defined.Pomotopia.Civil Society and Extraparliamentary Democracy.7. The New Neo-Marxism.The Moment of Disillusionment.Postmodernism's Post-Marxism.From Empire to Earthly City.The End of Revolution.8. Paradigms of Postcolonial Liberation.Cultural Particularism and Universalism.The Colonial Condition and its Aftermath.The Language of Imperialism.Diversity as a Universal Project.The Grammar of Culture.9. Conclusion.Notes.References.Index
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"Debates about globalization have become stereotyped. Universalists hope for one world united under rational law; postmodernists and their postcolonial and neo-Marxist allies dream of a heterotopia Read more...

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