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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.

Time, Space, Memory, with Reference to Bachelard
Time, space, memory, with reference to bachelard

[The reader] will see that the Heraclitean flux is a concrete philosophy, a complete philosophy. One cannot bathe twice in the same river because already, in his innermost recesses, the human being shares the destiny of flowing water. Water is truly the transitory element. … A being dedicated to water is a being in flux.

(Bachelard, 1942/1983: 6)

Sensual representations are in a perpetual flux, they come after each other like the waves of a river, and even during the time that they last they do not remain the same thing.

(Durkheim, 1915/1976: 434)

Water metaphors - sea, river, flow, flux, waves - are prevalent in post-structuralist and feminist accounts of writing and writing the body, ...

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