From Roots to Routes: Tropes for trippers

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Abstract

This article suggests that the current discourses of globalization in anthropology,
cultural studies and post-colonial studies are expressions and elaborations on a specific
socially positioned perspective that has become a contender for a new ideological
representation of the world. It is important to recognize that this representation is not
so much the result of research but an immediate expression of a particular experience,
one that began, in fact, outside of academia. This discourse, which is strongly
evolutionist, is contrasted to a global systemic perspective in which globalization is a
specific historical phase of such systems, a phenomenon that has occurred previously,
most recently at the end of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century
when it produced analogous discourses on the global.This article suggests that the current discourses of globalization in anthropology,
cultural studies and post-colonial studies are expressions and elaborations on a specific
socially positioned perspective that has become a contender for a new ideological
representation of the world. It is important to recognize that this representation is not
so much the result of research but an immediate expression of a particular experience,
one that began, in fact, outside of academia. This discourse, which is strongly
evolutionist, is contrasted to a global systemic perspective in which globalization is a
specific historical phase of such systems, a phenomenon that has occurred previously,
most recently at the end of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century
when it produced analogous discourses on the global.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Jonathan Friedman
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Socialantropologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)21-36
TidskriftAnthropological Theory
Volym2
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2002
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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