Globalicities: Terror and Its Consequences

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty
April 2004
CR: The New Centennial Review;Spring2004, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p73
Academic Journal
Four models of globalization are in circulation in the beginning of the 21st century. First, that there is nothing new about it. Second, that globalization as such can be identified with the efforts at global governance signaled by the Bretton Woods Conference. Third, that the entire globe is now in a common culture fix, and its signature is urbanism. And finally, that globalization is distinguished from world trade and world systems through the ascendancy of finance capital. You have coined 'globalicities' to focus on the limitations and implications of theoretically determining the relations of globalization. You want it to stand in the same way that temporalities and historicities stand in relation to conventional time and history. In response to this, this article argues that changes in the subject are neither isotemporal nor isomorphic with institutional change.


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