Revisiting the Global Imaginary

This volume of essays explores practices associated with the reproduction of the global imaginary in such diverse sites as mobile money, Irish pubs, cyber-capitalism, urban space, music in post-apartheid South Africa and global political ...

Author: Chris Hudson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030149116

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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Manfred B. Steger’s extensive body of work on globalization has made him one of the most influential scholars working in the field of global studies today. His conceptualization of the global imaginary is amongst the most significant developments in thinking about globalization of the last three decades. Revisiting the Global Imaginary pays tribute to Steger’s contribution to our intellectual history with essays on the evolution, ontological foundations and methodological approaches to the study of the global imaginary. The transdisciplinary framework of this field of enquiry lends itself to investigation in diverse sites. This volume of essays explores practices associated with the reproduction of the global imaginary in such diverse sites as mobile money, Irish pubs, cyber-capitalism, urban space, music in post-apartheid South Africa and global political movements, amongst others.


Global imaginaries beyond markets: The globalization of money, family, and financial inclusion. In C. Hudson & E. K. Wilson (eds.), Revisiting the global imaginary: Theories, ideologies, subjectivities: Essays in honor of Manfred Steger ...

Author: Gerard Goggin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509538508

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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Since the rise of the smartphone, apps have become entrenched in billions of users' daily lives. Accessible across phones and tablets, watches and wearables, connected cars, sensors, and cities, they are an inescapable feature of our current culture. In this book, Gerard Goggin provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the development of apps as a digital media technology. Covering the technological, social, cultural, and policy dynamics of apps, Goggin ultimately considers what a post-app world might look like. He argues that apps represent a pivowtal moment in the development of digital media, acting as a hinge between the visions and realities of the “mobile,” “cyber,” and “online” societies envisaged since the late 1980s and the imaginaries and materialities of the digital societies that emerged from 2010. Apps offer frames, construct tools, and constitute “small worlds” for users to reorient themselves in digital media settings. This fascinating book will reframe the conversation about the software that underwrites our digital worlds. It is essential reading for students and scholars of media and communication, as well as for anyone interested in this ubiquitous technology.

Investment Treaties and the Legal Imagination

Revisiting the Global Imaginary (Palgrave 2019) 33–48, 41. 20 See David Kennedy, A World of Struggle: How Power, Law, and Expertise Shape Global Political Economy (Princeton University Press 2016) 59, 90, 103. 21 See Claire Cutler, ...

Author: Nicolás M. Perrone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198862147


Page: 256

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This book brings a new perspective to the subject of international investment law, by tracing the origins of foreign investor rights. It shows how a group of business leaders, bankers, and lawyers in the mid-twentieth century paved the way for our current system of foreign investment relations, and the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.

The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies

In C. Hudson & E. Wilson (Eds.), Revisiting the global imaginary, theories, ideologies, subjectivities: Essays in honor of Manfred Steger (pp. 49–64). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Hosseini, S. A. H. (2015).

Author: S. A. Hamed Hosseini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429893391

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies provides diverse and cutting-edge perspectives on this fast-changing field. For 30 years the world has been caught in a long ‘global interregnum,’ plunging from one crisis to the next and witnessing the emergence of new, vibrant, multiple, and sometimes contradictory forms of popular resistance and politics. This global ‘interregnum’ – or a period of uncertainty where the old hegemony is fading and the new ones have not yet been fully realized – necessitates critical self-reflection, brave intellectual speculation and (un)learning of perceived wisdoms, and greater transdisciplinary collaboration across theories, localities, and subjects. This Handbook takes up this challenge by developing fresh perspectives on globalization, development, neoliberalism, capitalism, and their progressive alternatives, addressing issues of democracy, power, inequality, insecurity, precarity, wellbeing, education, displacement, social movements, violence and war, and climate change. Throughout, it emphasizes the dynamics for system change, including bringing post-capitalist, feminist, (de)colonial, and other critical perspectives to support transformative global praxis. This volume brings together a mixture of fresh and established scholars from across disciplines and from a range of both Northern and Southern contexts. Researchers and students from around the world and across the fields of politics, sociology, international development, international relations, geography, economics, area studies, and philosophy will find this an invaluable and fresh guide to global studies in the 21st century.

The Politics of Migration and Diaspora in Eastern Europe

Brubaker, Rogers (2011) 'Nationalizing States Revisited: Projects and Processes of Nationalization in Post-Soviet ... Chris and Erin K. Wilson (Eds.) Revisiting the Global Imaginary: Theories, Ideologies, Subjectivities (Essays in ...

Author: Ruxandra Trandafoiu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000565836

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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This book provides a critical analysis of the politics of migration in Eastern Europe and an in-depth understanding of the role played by media and public discourse in shaping migration and migration policy. Ruxandra Trandafoiu looks at emigration, diaspora, return, kin-minority cross-border mobility, and immigration in Eastern Europe from cultural, social and political angles, tracing the evolution of migration policies across Eastern Europe through communication, public debate and political strategy. Trandafoiu investigates the extent to which these potential ‘models’ or policy practices can be comparable to those in Western European countries, or whether Eastern Europe can give rise to a migration ‘system’ that rivals the North American one. Each chapter bridges the link between policy and politics and makes a case for considering migration politics as fundamentally intertwined with media representation and public debate. Drawing on comparative case studies of countries including Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine, the book considers how migration is both managed and experienced from political, social and cultural viewpoints and from the perspectives of a range of actors including migrants, politicians, policymakers and journalists. This book will be key reading for advanced students and researchers of migration, media, international relations, and political communication.

Russia in the German Global Imaginary

... rather than turning Poles into Germans, they strengthened Polish nationalism.5 National imaginaries rely on a variety ... they are worth revisiting and locating within a global framework, for there was a long tradition of imagining ...

Author: James E. Casteel

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822981350

Category: History

Page: 264

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This book traces transformations in German views of Russia in the first half of the twentieth century, leading up to the disastrous German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Casteel shows how Russia figured in the imperial visions and utopian desires of a variety of Germans, including scholars, journalists, travel writers, government and military officials, as well as nationalist activists. He illuminates the ambiguous position that Russia occupied in Germans’ global imaginary as both an imperial rival and an object of German power. During the interwar years in particular, Russia, now under Soviet rule, became a site onto which Germans projected their imperial ambitions and expectations for the future, as well as their worst anxieties about modernity. Casteel shows how the Nazis drew on this cultural repertoire to construct their own devastating vision of racial imperialism.

A World without Capitalism

Alternative Discourses, Spaces, and Imaginaries Christian W. Chun ... In C. Hudson & E. K. Wilson (Eds.), Revisiting the global imaginary: Theories, ideologies, subjectivities: Essays in honour of Manfred Steger (pp. 33–47).

Author: Christian W. Chun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000484465

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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In this book, Christian W. Chun examines the ways in which identities, discourses, and topographies of both capitalist and anti-capitalist imaginaries and realities are embodied in the everyday practices of people. A World without Capitalism? is a sociolinguistic ethnography that explores the heretofore limited research in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics on the discursive and materialized representations and enactments of capitalism. Engaging across disciplinary fields, including applied linguistics, ethnography, political economy, philosophy, and cultural studies, Chun investigates in ethnographic detail how capitalism does and does not pervade people’s everyday experiences. This book aims to further contribute to a much-needed understanding of how discourses operate in the co-constructions of capitalist and anti-capitalist imaginaries and instantiated realities and practices as narrated, lived, and embodied by people and material artifacts. This book is vital reading for students and researchers working in the fields of applied linguistics, discourse analysis, and cultural studies, as well as those interested in understanding capitalism and questioning how to live beyond it.

Post Liberal Statebuilding in Central Asia

Imaginaries, Discourses and Practices of Social Ordering Lottholz, Philipp ... James, P. (2019) 'The social imaginary in theory and practice', in C. Hudson and E. K. wilson (eds) Revisiting the Global Imaginary: Theories, Ideologies, ...

Author: Lottholz, Philipp

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529220025

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Drawing on decolonial perspectives on peace, statehood and development, this illuminating book examines post-liberal statebuilding in Central Asia. It argues that, despite its emancipatory appearance, post-liberal statebuilding is best understood as a set of social ordering mechanisms that lead to new forms of exclusion, marginalization and violence. Using ethnographic fieldwork in Southern Kyrgyzstan, the volume offers a detailed examination of community security and peacebuilding discourses and practices. Through its analysis, the book highlights the problem with assumptions about liberal democracy, modern statehood and capitalist development as the standard template for post-conflict countries, which is widespread and rarely reflected upon.

The Capitalist Commodification of Animals

... glorious future: the utopia of cybernetic capitalism according to Google's ideologues. In Revisiting the Global Imaginary: Theories, Ideologies, Subjectivities: Essays in Honor of Manfred Steger, Eds C. Hudson and E.K. Wilson , pp.

Author: Brett Clark

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839826825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This volume offers analysis regarding the historical transformations in the material conditions and ideological conceptions of nonhuman animals, alienated speciesism, the ecological crisis that is undermining the conditions of life for all species, and the capitalist commodification of animals that results in suffering, death, and profits.

Environmental Education

there is no capital 't' Truth when it comes to complex global processes, but rather a multiplicity of realities, ... your values, attitudes, and identity are dynamic and need constant revisiting to maintain a global imaginary.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087906153

Category: Education


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In Environmental Education: Identity, Politics and Citizenship the editors endeavor to present views of environmental educators that focus on issues of identity and subjectivity, and how 'narrated lives’ relate to questions of learning, education, politics, justice, and citizenship.