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  • Acknowledgments ix

    Preface / Fredric Jameson xi

    I. Globalization and Philosophy

    Beyond Eurocentrism: The World-System and the Limits of Modernity / Enrique Dussel 3

    Globalization, Civilization Processes, and the Relocation of Languages and Cultures / Walter D. Mignlo 32

    Notes on Globalization as a Philosophical Issue / Fredric Jameson 54

    II. Alternative Localities

    Global Fragments: A Second Latinamericanism / Alberto Moreiras 81

    Toward a Regional Imaginary in Africa / Manthia Diawara 103

    Negotiating African Culture: Toward a Decolonization of the Fetish / Ioan Davies 125

    The End of Free States: On Transnationalism of Culture / Subramani 146

    Is There an Alternative to (Capitalist) Globalization? The Debate about Modernity in China / Liu Kang 164

    III. Culture and the Nation

    Globalization and Culture: Navigating the Void / Geeta Kapur 191

    Nations and Literatures in the Age of Globalization / Paik Nak-chung 218

    Media in a Capitalist Culture / Barbara Trent 230

    "Globalization," Culture, and the University / Masao Miyoshi 247

    IV. Consumerism and Ideology

    Dollarization, Fragmentation, and God / Sherif Hetata 273

    Social Movements and Global Capitalism / Leslie Sklair 291

    "Environmental Justice" (Local and Global) / Joan Martinez-Alier 312

    What's Green and Makes the Environment Go Round? / David Harvey 327

    Free Trade and Free Market: Pretense and Practice / Noam Chomsky 356

    In Place of a Conclusion / Masao Miyoshi 371

    Index 385

    Contributors 391
  • Enrique Dussel

    Walter D. Mignolo

    Alberto Moreiras

    Ioan Davies


    Liu Kang

    Geeta Kapur

    Barbara Trent

    Masao Miyoshi

    Sherif Hetata

    Joan Martinez-Alier

    David Oscar Harvey

    Noam Chomsky

  • Fredric Jameson is the recipient of the 2008 Holberg Prize


  • Fredric Jameson is the recipient of the 2008 Holberg Prize

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    A pervasive force that evades easy analysis, globalization has come to represent the export and import of culture, the speed and intensity of which has increased to unprecedented levels in recent years. The Cultures of Globalization presents an international panel of intellectuals who consider the process of globalization as it concerns the transformation of the economic into the cultural and vice versa; the rise of consumer culture around the world; the production and cancellation of forms of subjectivity; and the challenges it presents to national identity, local culture, and traditional forms of everyday life.
    Discussing overlapping themes of transnational consequence, the contributors to this volume describe how the global character of technology, communication networks, consumer culture, intellectual discourse, the arts, and mass entertainment have all been affected by recent worldwide trends. Appropriate to such diversity of material, the authors approach their topics from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including those of linguistics, sociology, economics, anthropology, and the law. Essays examine such topics as free trade, capitalism, the North and South, Eurocentrism, language migration, art and cinema, social fragmentation, sovereignty and nationhood, higher education, environmental justice, wealth and poverty, transnational corporations, and global culture. Bridging the spheres of economic, political, and cultural inquiry, The Cultures of Globalization offers crucial insights into many of the most significant changes occurring in today’s world.

    Contributors. Noam Chomsky, Ioan Davies, Manthia Diawara, Enrique Dussel, David Harvey, Sherif Hetata, Fredric Jameson, Geeta Kapur, Liu Kang, Joan Martinez-Alier, Masao Miyoshi, Walter D. Mignolo, Alberto Moreiras, Paik Nak-chung, Leslie Sklair, Subramani, Barbara Trent

    About The Author(s)

    Fredric Jameson is Professor and Chair of the Literature Program at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, published by Duke University Press. Masao Miyoshi is Professor of Japanese, English, and Comparative Literature at the University of California at San Diego. He is the coeditor of Japan and the World and Postmodernism and Japan, both published by Duke University Press.

    At the time of his death in 2009, Masao Miyoshi was Professor of Japanese, English, and Comparative Literature at the University of California at San Diego. He is the coeditor of Japan and the World and Postmodernism and Japan, both published by Duke University Press.

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