A World Beyond Difference
Cultural Identity in the Age of Globalization
By (author) Ronald Niezen
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World Beyond Difference by Ronald Niezen
Book Description"A World Beyond Difference" unpacks the globalization literature and offers a valuable critique: one that is forthright, yet balanced, and draws on the local work of ethnographers to counter relativist and globalist discourses. This book: presents a lively conceptual and historical map of how we think about the emerging socio-political world, and above all how we think politically about human cultural differences; interprets, criticizes, and frames responses to world culture; draws from the work of recent major social theorists, comparing them to classical social theorists in an instructive manner; and, grounds critique of theory in years of ethnographic research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405126908
(232mm x 163mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presents a conceptual and historical map of how we think about the socio-political world, and how we think politically about human cultural differences. This work interprets, criticizes and frames responses to world culture. It draws from the work of major social theorists, comparing them to classical social theorists in an instructive manner.
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Author Biography - Ronald Niezen
Ronald Niezen is Visiting Professor of Anthropology at McGill University and Guest Researcher at the Institut fur Europaische Ethnologie at Humboldt University in Berlin, and former Associate Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of The Origins of Indigenism: Human Rights and the Politics of Identity (2003), Spirit Wars (2000), and Defending the Land (1998).
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