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Title Interactions : transregional perspectives on world history / edited by Jerry H. Bentley, Renate Bridenthal, and Anand A. Yang
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2005
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 246 pages) : maps
Series Perspectives on the global past
Perspectives on the global past
Contents Regional histories, global processes, cross-cultural interactions / Jerry H. Bentley -- From archaic globalization to international networks, circa 1600-2000 / C.A. Bayly -- Sufi brotherhoods: transcultural/ transstate networks in the Muslim world / John O. Voll -- Cotton: a global industry / Sven Beckert -- From red crosses to golden arches: China, the Red Cross, and the Hague peace conference, 1899-1900 / Caroline Reeves -- Constructing Africa: African American writers before Emancipation / Colin Palmer -- Migration control and the globalization of borders: China and the United States, 1898-1911 / Adam McKeown -- Smuggling and its malcontents / Alan L. Karras -- Cartographies of connection: ocean maps as metaphors for interarea history / Kären Wigen -- Chronology, crossroads, and commonwealths: world-regional schemes and the lessons of Caucasia / Stephen H. Rapp -- Regimes of world order: global integration and the production of difference in twentieth-century world history / Charles Bright, Michael Geyer
Summary The essays presented here reflect recent widespread interest in reconsidering the political, geographical, and cultural boundaries conventionally observed by area specialists and others. They intentionally range widely through time and space, dealing with diverse issues and contexts, but each highlights the very general theme of cross-cultural interaction. Although they draw heavily on area studies, the contributors seek to put previously separate bodies of scholarship in dialogue with one another by exploring those interactions that have historically linked world regions.Four general themes are especially prominent in this volume, and the essays develop sophisticated positions on each. On the issue of agency and structure, they offer useful guidance toward recognizing the importance of both human agency and historical structures in historical processes. On the theme of states and their roles in cross-cultural interactions, they acknowledge that states do not entirely control their own destinies but nevertheless deeply influence the development of these exchanges, sometimes decisively so. Regarding the theme of the global and the local, they emphasize the reciprocal influence of global dynamics and local circumstances and agree that analyses must take both into account to be successful. Finally, all of the essays allow that the theme of cross-cultural interaction is crucial to understanding the world and its development through time.Contributors:C. A. Bayly; Sven Beckert; Jerry H. Bentley; Renate Bridenthal; Charles Bright; Michael Geyer; Alan L. Karras; Adam McKeown; Colin Palmer; Stephen H. Rapp, Jr.; Caroline Reeves; John O. Voll; Kären Wigen; Anand A. Yang
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Area studies -- Congresses
Intercultural communication -- Case studies -- Congresses
Intercultural communication -- Congresses
Area studies.
Intercultural communication.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Bentley, Jerry H., 1949-2012
Bridenthal, Renate
Yang, Anand A
ISBN 0824840364
9780824840365 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
Other Titles Transregional perspectives on world history