Modernity in the Age of Global Capitalism
By (author) Arif Dirlik
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Global Modernity by Arif Dirlik
Book Description"A compelling essay on the contemporary human condition." William D. Coleman, Director of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University "An unusually perceptive and balanced appraisal of the globalization hype and its relation to the reality of global capitalism." Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University In his provocative new book Arif Dirlik argues that the present represents not the beginning of globalization, but its end. We are instead in a new era in the unfolding of capitalism -- "global modernity". The fall of communism in the 1980s generated culturally informed counter-claims to modernity. Globalization has fragmented our understanding of what is "modern". Dirlik's "global modernity" is a concept that enables us to distinguish the present from its Eurocentric past, while recognizing the crucial importance of that past in shaping the present.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594513237
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Arif Dirlik
Global Capitalism and the Future of Agrarian Society, Paperback (June 2015)
Historical and comparative analysis of how globalisation has affected agrarian societies. Includes contributors from the UN, China and India.
Culture & History in Post-Revolutionary China, Hardback (January 2012)» View all books by Arif Dirlik
Offering critical perspectives on a number of ideological issues that have figured prominently in Chinese intellectual discourse since the beginning of the so-called 'reform and opening' in the late 1970s, these essays range widely in subject matter, from Marxist historiography to sociology and anthropology in China to guoxue/national studies.
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Author Biography - Arif Dirlik
Arif Dirlik is Knight Professor of Social Science and Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Oregon. He is recently author of Marxism in the Chinese Revolution (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005) and Postmodernity's Histories: The Past as Legacy and Project (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).
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