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Author Appadurai, Arjun, 1949- author

Title The future as cultural fact : essays on the global condition / Arjun Appadurai
Published London : Verso Books, 2013
London : Verso, 2013


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Description viii, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Part 1: Moving geographies: 1.Commodities and the Politics of Value -- 2.How Histories Make Geographies: Circulation and Context in a Global Perspective -- 3.The Morality of Refusal -- 4.The Offending Part: Sacrifice and Ethnocide in the Era of Globalization -- 5.In My Fathers's Nation: Reflictions on Biography, Memory, Family -- Part 2: The View From Mumbai: 6.Housing and Hope -- 7.Spectral Housing and Urban Cleansing: Notes on Millennial Mumbai -- 8.Deep Democracy: Urban Governmentality and the Horizon of Politics -- 9.The Capacity to Aspire: Culture and the Terms of Recognition -- 10.Cosmopolitanism from Below: Some Ethical Lessons from the Slums of Mumbai -- Part 3: Making the Future: 11.The Spirit of Weber -- 12.The Ghost in the Financial Machine -- 13.The Social Life of Design -- 14.Research as a Human Right -- 15.The Future as Cultural Fact
Summary "This major collection of essays, a sequel to Modernity at large, and Fear of small numbers, is the product of ten years' research and writing, constituting an important contribution to globalization studies. Appaduai takes a broad analytical look at the genealogies of the present era of globalization through essays on violence, commodification, nationalism, terror and materiality"--publisher
Notes Sequel to Modernity at large and fear of small numbers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Anthropology.
Future, The.
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Poor -- India -- Mumbai -- Social conditions.
Poor -- India -- Mumbai.
Author Appadurai, Arjun, 1949-
LC no. 2012289834
ISBN 1844679829 (paperback)
9781844679829 (paperback)
9781844679836 (HBK)
Other Titles Essays on the global condition