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‘An excellent book. The authors have the rare capacity to handle popular culture and case studies in a theoretically informed manner. Original and well researched’ — Mike Featherstone, Nottingham Trent University. Understandings of globalization have been little explored in relation to gender or related concerns such as identity, subjectivity and the body. This book contrasts ‘the natural’ and ‘the global’ as interpretive strategies, using approaches from feminist cultural theory. The book begins by introducing the central themes: ideas of the natural; questions of scale and context posed by globalization and their relation to forms of cultural production; the transformation of genealogy; and the emergence of interest in definitions of life an life forms.

Spheres of Life
Spheres of life

It has become commonplace to associate the present era with environmental damage, global warming, mass extinction of plants and animals – indeed ‘the end of nature’ (McKibben, 1989). The advent of new reproductive and genetic technologies, such as cloning, similarly evokes images of ‘post-natural’ and ...

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