Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Empirical FuturesAnthropologists and Historians Engage the Work of Sidney W. Mintz$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

George Baca, Aisha Khan, and Stephan Palmie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833452

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807895344_baca

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 23 October 2019

Space, Time, and History

Space, Time, and History

The Conceptual Limits of Globalization

Chapter:
(p.31) Space, Time, and History
Source:
Empirical Futures
Author(s):

Frederick Cooper

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807895344_baca.5

This chapter discusses the two problems with the concept of globalization, first the “global,” and second the “-ization.” The implication of the first is that a system of connection has penetrated the entire globe, and the implication of the second is that it is doing so now, that this is the global age. There are certainly those, not least of them the advocates of unrestricted capital flow, who claim that the world should be open to them, but that does not mean that they have got their way. Many critics of market tyranny, social democrats who lament the alleged decline of the nation-state, and people who see the eruption of particularism as a counter-reaction to market homogenization, give the boasts of the globalizers too much credibility. Crucial questions do not get asked: about the limits of interconnection, about the areas where capital cannot go, and about the specificity of the structures necessary to make connections work.

Keywords:   globalization, interconnection, global age, unrestricted capital flow, market tyranny, social democrats

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .