Description - A World Beyond Difference by Ronald Niezen
A World Beyond Difference unpacks the globalization literature and fills a void by presenting 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. Here is a rare and valuable critique of globalization literature: one that is forthright, yet balanced, and draws on the local work of ethnographers to counter relativist and globalist discourses. Writing for all those interested in issues of globalization, anthropologist Ronald Niezen draws out points from recent major theorists, comparing them to classical social theorists in an instructive manner. Because of its interdisciplinary scope and engaging style, A World Beyond Difference will appeal to nonspecialists as well as finding its way into courses on globalization, cultural theory, history, political science, sociology, and anthropology.
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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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).