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 considered the area is disabled via a deadly flaw: the shortcoming to imagine "an after" to globalization. After constructing seven theses (on schooling, morality, historical past, destiny, capitalism, kingdom, and customary experience) that problem the fake provides 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 by means of those offers. Cazdyn and Szeman then communicate to scholars from world wide who're either unconvinced and bored with those offers and who comprehend the area very another way than how it is popularly represented.

After Globalization argues actual skill to imagine an after to globalization is the very starting of politics today.

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Good riddance, one might say. For at that very same moment, for many the deferred promises of globalization are liberated. The election of Barack Obama in the wake of the financial meltdown resolves in an instant the seething anti-Americanism expressed around the world during George W. Bush’s second term in office. It points to new political horizons and suggests that the political struggle announced by 28 The Afterlife of Globalization Kagan will take a different form than he might have expected.

First, without naming it directly, globalization was a way of maintaining and managing the dominant position of the United States in the globe. It did so through the ceaseless articulation of the inevitability and desirability of all of the processes and forces associated with globalization – the production and circulation of the values of liberal democratic capitalism not as an 26 The Afterlife of Globalization ideology about which one might have an opinion or with which one might disagree, but as a form of common sense, and further, a common sense not directly connected with the United States.

Producing justifications for violence in the name of education constitutes citizens who are internally split and perilously self-alienated. The dissimulated truth of education is power; and power dissimulated is more neurotic and dangerous than power acknowledged. Knowing and doing are not one. To know about a problem, to understand why and how it works, does not necessarily produce an active response. Knowing and change are not one. To know about a 45 The Afterlife of Globalization problem, to understand why and how it works, does not necessarily produce an alteration of present circumstances – and many times this desire and accumulation of knowledge functions to reinforce and harden the very problem under examination.

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