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Globalization under Construction: Governmentality, Law, and Identity

Perry, Richard Warren

Editore: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2003
ISBN 10: 0816639663 / ISBN 13: 9780816639663
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Titolo: Globalization under Construction: ...

Casa editrice: Univ Of Minnesota Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

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Riassunto: The future outlines of the new global order are the constant object of speculation-economic, political, and metaphysical. From the sunny new world proclaimed by global free marketers to the rebellion against globalization unleashed in the streets of Seattle and Genoa, to the doomsdays envisioned by transnational terrorists and counterterrorists alike, this emerging global-millennial epoch is foretold alternately as redemption or apocalypse. The authors consider these sweeping descriptions of humankind's future, as well as the discourses of globalization that filter and frame them, from perspectives in anthropology, geography, law, sociology, and cultural studies. Their goal is not to resolve the ultimate semantic or philosophical question of what "globalization" really is; instead, their essays explore the forms, practices, and effects of governmentality integral to global modernity's architecture.

In Globalization under Construction, the authors ask: What are the rationalities of government implicit in global modernity's project of mobilizing space, time, and difference? And what difference does it make to the globalization debates to put those rationalities in the foreground of critical analysis? Altogether, their work attempts to discern in the disparateness of contemporary events an emerging pattern of governmentality, techniques of governance and assemblages of intersecting arguments about the history of the present and the nature of the future that our present portends.

Contributors: Kitty Calavita, U of California, Irvine; Rosemary J. Coombe, York U; Susan Bibler Coutin, U of California, Irvine; Karen Leonard, U of California, Irvine; Sally Engle Merry, Wellesley College; Aihwa Ong, U of California, Berkeley; Susan Roberts, U of Kentucky; Lisa Sanchez, U of Illinois, Chicago; Liliana Suárez-Navaz, Autónoma U, Madrid.

Richard Warren Perry teaches law and society at San Jose State University. Bill Maurer is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at University of California, Irvine.

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