Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization

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Arjun Appadurai
U of Minnesota Press, 1996 - Political Science - 229 pages
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Offering a new framework for the cultural study of globalization, Modernity at Large shows how the imagination works as a social force in today's world, providing new resources for identity and energies for creating alternatives to the nation-state, whose era some see as coming to an end. Appadurai examines the current epoch of globalization, which is characterized by the win forces of mass migration and electronic mediation, and provides fresh ways of looking at popular consumption patters, debates about multiculturalism, and ethnic violence. He considers the way images--of lifestyles, popular culture, and self-representation--circulate internationally through the media and are often borrowed in surprising (to their originators) and inventive fashions.
  

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This book is really important for globalization theory and postcolonial studies. It is referred to frequently in later literature, and, in my opinion, often misremembered as being more optimistic than ... Read full review

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While Appadurai tries to give clear arguments to why the world is different today than in the past, and does so through the lens of cultural realities (and not politics or economics), the end result ... Read full review

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Contents

Here and Now
1
Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy
27
Global Ethnoscapes Notes and Queries for a Transnational Anthropo1ogy
48
Consumption Duration and History
66
Playing with Modernity The Decolonization of Indian Cricket
89
Number in the Colonial Imagination
114
Life after Primordia1ism
139
Patriotism and Its Futures
158
The Production of Locality
178
Notes
201
Bibliography
205
Index
219
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About the author (1996)

ARJUN APPADURAI is Goddard Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He is the author of many books and articles, including Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization; The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective; and Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger.

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