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Global Modernities is a sustained commentary on the international character of the most microcosmic practices. It demonstrates how the global increasingly informs the regional, so deconstructing ideas like the `nation-state' and `national sovereignty'. The spatialization of social theory, hybridization and bio-politics are among the critical issues discussed.
Chapter 1: Globalization, Modernity and the Spatialization of Social Theory: An Introduction
Globalization, Modernity and the Spatialization of Social Theory: An Introduction
‘Globalization’ has become an increasingly influential paradigm in the human sciences since the beginning of the 1990s. It has in fact in a very important sense been the successor to the debates on modernity and postmodernity in the understanding of sociocultural change and as the central thematic for social theory. The collective weight of the papers in this book suggest that globalization should be seen as now no longer emergent, but as a more fully ‘emerged’ theory in the social sciences. Our organizing frame of reference in this book is constructed around two major thematics. In the first the emphasis will be on social ...