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After Globalization by Eric Cazdyn, Imre Szeman

By Eric Cazdyn, Imre Szeman

In full of life and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that modern thought of the realm is disabled through a deadly flaw: the shortcoming to imagine "an after" to globalization. After constructing seven theses (on schooling, morality, heritage, destiny, capitalism, state, and customary experience) that problem the fake grants that maintain this time-limit, After Globalization examines 4 renowned thinkers (Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein) and the way their paintings is dulled via those delivers. Cazdyn and Szeman then converse to scholars from around the world who're either unconvinced and tired of those gives you and who comprehend the area very otherwise than how it is popularly represented.

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The component elements of globalization – say, the impact of technology on lived experience, or the movement of peoples across borders, or the on-the-ground effects of historically high levels of international trade – have not suddenly ground to a halt. But the ideological work performed by globalization cannot help but be shaken, finally and thoroughly exposed by a system crash. Instead of globalization – which remember, was supposed to be the name for the present as such – it has now become possible to talk directly about capitalism, whose force, ferocity, and very existence was obscured and mystified by the narrative of globalization that emerged after the Cold War.

He knew that Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King (the two other Nobel Peace Prize winners whom he recognized most frequently in the speech) would disagree with his decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan. “But as a head of state sworn to protect and defend my nation,” Obama argued in opposition to Gandhi and King, “I cannot be guided by their examples alone. ” It is the sentence-starting “But” that is most striking. If Obama was not a head of state, he seemed to suggest, then he would be guided by the examples set by Gandhi and King.

To repeat: the aim is to generate a map of what we have termed common sense and its operations, especially with respect to how it understands the future. Something is missing in the work of each and every one of these authors; something is missing, too, even if they are taken together in the hope that the gaps and flaws of one might be filled out by the smarts and insights of the others. Florida, Friedman, Krugman, Klein: it might seem as if we are paying particular attention to journalism as a form in which knowledge of the world is rendered (if we add Clooney to the mix, one could say that it is the media more generally that concerns us).

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