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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.

The Global within: Consuming Nature, Embodying Health
The global within: Consuming nature, embodying health

This chapter is specifically concerned with the embodiment of global cultures. How do we imagine the global within? What might be meant by the subjective embodiment of the global? I shall argue that ‘the new universalisms of global ...

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