Global Studies: A Historical and Contemporary Reader
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Global Studies: A Historical and Contemporary Reader is a text focused on an emergent field concerned with understating both the historical and contemporary phenomenon of globalization in all its aspects. Although global phenomena have been studied for many decades if not centuries, global studies as a field was founded in Asian, European, and American universities in the 1990's and expanded exponentially after the turn of the 21st century. This text seeks to introduce students to come of the ways that the world has been woven into a system of interrelated, but far from completely integrated, processes, interactions, and transformations since long before the beginning of the Common Era. The readings reflect patterns of transmission, dispersion, and exchange that reveal how the world has operated- in some cases for thousands of years.
Chapter 1: Thinking Globally About History and Culture
Marshall G. S. Hodgson, "In the Center of the Map: Nations See Themselves as the Hub of History"
Chapter 2: The Globalization Debate
David Held et al., "Introduction [to Global Transformations]
Barrie Axford , "Globalization"
Chapter 3: Religion as a Globalizing Force
Clifford Geertz , "The Struggle for the Real"
Krishan Kumar and Ekaterina Makarova , "An Interview with José Casanova"
Chapter 4: The Age of Discovery and Early World Trade
Dennis O. Flynn and Arturo Giraldez, "Born with a 'Silver Spoon': The Origin of World Trade in 1571"
Michael L. Coniff and Thomas J. Davis, "The Slave Trade and Slavery in the Americas"
Olaudah Equiano, from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself (1789)
Chapter 5: The Scientific and Technological Revolutions
David J. Hess, "The Origins of Western Science: Technototems in the Scientific Revolution"
Chapter 6: The Enlightenment Project and the Liberal Agenda
Amartya Sen , "Human Rights and Asian Values"
Chapter 7: Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution
Karl Marx , "2.4 The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism"
Peter N. Stearns, "Introduction: Defining the Industrial Revolution"
Chapter 8: The Democratic Revolutions
"Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen"
Nick Hewlett, "Democracy: Liberal and Direct"
Chapter 9: Nationalism and Imperialism
Benedict Anderson , "Introduction [Imagined Communities]"
Liah Greenfeld, "From Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity"
Chapter 10: Global War in the Twentieth Century
Paul Fussell, "Irony and Memory" from The Great War and Modern Memory
Chapter 11: The Socialist Revolutions
Karl Marx , from The Communist Manifesto
V. I. Lenin , "Can the Bolsheviks Retain State Power?"
Sheila Fitzpatrick, "Socialism and Communism"
Chapter 12: Colonialism, Decolonization, Postcolonialism
Ainslee Embree , "Imperialism and Decolonization"
Frantz Fanon , "Concerning Violence"
Albert Memmi, "The Two Answers of the Colonized"
Chapter 13: Internationalizing the Aesthetic
Stephen Spender , "The Modern as a Vision of the Whole"
Terry Eagleton, Preface, The Illusions of Postmodernism
Chapter 14: Globalizing Mass Culture
David Held, et al., "Historical Forms of Cultural Globalization"
Arjun Appadurai, "Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy"
Chapter 15: Feminisms and International Women's Movements
Amrita Basu, "Introduction [to The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women's Movements in Global Perspective]"
"The Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action"
Mahasweti Devi , "Draupudi," trans. Gayatri Spivak
Chapter 16: Ethnic and Religious Violence
Mark Juergensmeyer , "Terror in the Name of God"
Chapter 17: International Human Rights and Global Ethics
Michael Ignatieff , "The Attack on Human Rights"
Giles Gunn, "Huma