Modernity At Large

Modernity At Large
Author: Arjun Appadurai
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1996
Genre: Civilization, Modern
ISBN: 145290006X

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Modernity at Large

Modernity at Large
Author: Arjun Appadurai
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2005
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:212885477

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Modernity at Large

Modernity at Large
Author: Amy Young Evrard
Publsiher: Macat Library
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2017-07-15
Genre: Civilization, Modern
ISBN: 1912302004

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Modernity at Large is an edited collection of the essays that made Appadurai an influential figure in cultural anthropology. Collectively, these not only present a theory of globalization, but also suggest ways that other researchers can follow up on the author's ideas. .

Fear of Small Numbers

Fear of Small Numbers
Author: Arjun Appadurai
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2006-05-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780822387541

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The period since 1989 has been marked by the global endorsement of open markets, the free flow of finance capital and liberal ideas of constitutional rule, and the active expansion of human rights. Why, then, in this era of intense globalization, has there been a proliferation of violence, of ethnic cleansing on the one hand and extreme forms of political violence against civilian populations on the other? Fear of Small Numbers is Arjun Appadurai’s answer to that question. A leading theorist of globalization, Appadurai turns his attention to the complex dynamics fueling large-scale, culturally motivated violence, from the genocides that racked Eastern Europe, Rwanda, and India in the early 1990s to the contemporary “war on terror.” Providing a conceptually innovative framework for understanding sources of global violence, he describes how the nation-state has grown ambivalent about minorities at the same time that minorities, because of global communication technologies and migration flows, increasingly see themselves as parts of powerful global majorities. By exacerbating the inequalities produced by globalization, the volatile, slippery relationship between majorities and minorities foments the desire to eradicate cultural difference. Appadurai analyzes the darker side of globalization: suicide bombings; anti-Americanism; the surplus of rage manifest in televised beheadings; the clash of global ideologies; and the difficulties that flexible, cellular organizations such as Al-Qaeda present to centralized, “vertebrate” structures such as national governments. Powerful, provocative, and timely, Fear of Small Numbers is a thoughtful invitation to rethink what violence is in an age of globalization.

Consuming Modernity

Consuming Modernity
Author: Carol Appadurai Breckenridge
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1995
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0816623066

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The book aims to illustrate that what is distinctive about any particular society is not the fact of its modernity, but rather its own unique debates about modernity. Behind the embattled arena of culture in India, for example, lie particular social and political interests such as the growing middle class, the entrepreneurs and commercial institutions, and the state. The contributors address the roles of these various intertwined interests in the making of India's public culture, each examining different sites of consumption. The sites which are explored include cinema, radio, cricket, restaurants and tourism. The book also makes distinct the differences among public, mass and popular culture.

The Future as Cultural Fact

The Future as Cultural Fact
Author: Arjun Appadurai
Publsiher: Verso Trade
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013
Genre: Anthropology
ISBN: 1844679837

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Modernity and Cultural Decline

Modernity and Cultural Decline
Author: Matthew Alexandar Sarraf,Michael Anthony Woodley of Menie,Colin Feltham
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-12-05
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9783030329846

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This book argues that despite the many real advantages that industrial modernity has yielded—including large gains in wealth, longevity, and (possibly) happiness—it has occurred together with the appearance of a variety of serious problems. Chief among these are probable losses in subjective existential purpose and increases in psychopathology. A highly original theory of the ultimate basis of these trends is advanced, which unites prior work in psychometrics and evolutionary science. This theory builds on the social epistasis amplification model to argue that genetic and epigenetic changes in modernizing and modernized populations, stemming from shifts in selective pressures related to industrialization, have lowered human fitness and wellness.

Globalization

Globalization
Author: Arjun Appadurai
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2001-09-03
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780822383215

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Edited by one of the most prominent scholars in the field and including a distinguished group of contributors, this collection of essays makes a striking intervention in the increasingly heated debates surrounding the cultural dimensions of globalization. While including discussions about what globalization is and whether it is a meaningful term, the volume focuses in particular on the way that changing sites—local, regional, diasporic—are the scenes of emergent forms of sovereignty in which matters of style, sensibility, and ethos articulate new legalities and new kinds of violence. Seeking an alternative to the dead-end debate between those who see globalization as a phenomenon wholly without precedent and those who see it simply as modernization, imperialism, or global capitalism with a new face, the contributors seek to illuminate how space and time are transforming each other in special ways in the present era. They examine how this complex transformation involves changes in the situation of the nation, the state, and the city. While exploring distinct regions—China, Africa, South America, Europe—and representing different disciplines and genres—anthropology, literature, political science, sociology, music, cinema, photography—the contributors are concerned with both the political economy of location and the locations in which political economies are produced and transformed. A special strength of the collection is its concern with emergent styles of subjectivity, citizenship, and mobilization and with the transformations of state power through which market rationalities are distributed and embodied locally. Contributors. Arjun Appadurai, Jean François Bayart, Jérôme Bindé, Néstor García Canclini, Leo Ching, Steven Feld, Ralf D. Hotchkiss, Wu Hung, Andreas Huyssen, Boubacar Touré Mandémory, Achille Mbembe, Philipe Rekacewicz, Saskia Sassen, Fatu Kande Senghor, Seteney Shami, Anna Tsing, Zhang Zhen