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Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism establishes a new basis for understanding the changing nature of polity and community and offers unprecedented attention to these dominant trends. Paul James charts the contradictions and tensions we all encounter in an era of increasing globalization, from genocide and terrorism to television and finance capital.

Time and Space, Calendars and Maps
Time and space, calendars and maps

The god associated with time was a blood-thirsty savage. Kronos, son of Uranus (Sky) and Gaia (Earth) castrated his father to become ruler of the universe during the first Golden Age of humanity. This was the age before humans lived in families, generations or states. The universe went backwards. Humans did not give birth and then, in turn, die. They came to life autochthonously as the classical Greek concept, and now anthropological term, would have it – that is, out of the earth itself. Kronos is informed by his parents that he will be dethroned by one of his own sons, and so begins devouring his offspring at their birth. His wife tries to ...

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