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Postmodernism in a Global Perspective

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June 2014 | 306 pages | SAGE India
During the past three decades, two terms, “postmodernism” and “globalization” have entered not only academic discourse, but everyday discussions outside the groves of academia. This book contains essays assembled with a conviction that both postmodernism and globalization have the potential to be valuable tools for social analysts, this despite the uncertainties and ambiguities that persist.

 
The editors and the contributors make no claim to have found a solution that would overcome the uncertainties and ambiguities. Rather, it is assumed that at some level both the concepts will remain contested. All the essays are expressions of efforts to employ one or both of the concepts in terms of empirically grounded topics. They also add further precision or clarity to the concepts themselves in order to enhance their utility in making sense of the dynamics of social change. 
 
 
 
Acknowledgments
Samir Dasgupta and Peter Kivisto
Introduction: Postmodernism in Global Perspective
 
I: FRAMING POSTMODERNISM IN GLOBAL TERMS
Douglas Kellner
Dialectics of Globalization: From Theory to Practice
Immanuel Wallerstein
After Developmentalism and Globalization, What?
Jan Nederveen Pieterse
21st Century Globalization: Sociological Perspectives
 
II: EXPLICATING POSTMODERNISM
Andy Scerri
The Emergence of Postmodern Theory in Sociology
Peter Kivisto
Postmodernity as an Internal Critique of Modernity
Nico Stehr and Jason L Mast
Modernity and Postmodernity
Samir Dasgupta
Sociology and Postmodern Risk
Murray Milner, Jr
Postmodernism and Sociology: Can Solidarity Be a Substitute for Objectivity?
 
III: MANY FACES OF POSTMODERNISM: GENDER, MARKET RELIGIONS, MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY, AND CULTURE
Rosalind A Sydie
Feminism, Postmodern Contentions, and Emancipatory Politics
Mahbuba Nasreen
Julia Kristeva: Toward a Postmodern Philosophy of Feminism
Gabriel Ignatow and Lindsey A Johnson
“Market Religions” and Postmodern Globalization Theory
Ananda Das Gupta
Critical Management Studies and Postmodernist Movements
Imre Szeman
Globalization, Postmodernism, and Literary Criticism
 
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Samir Dasgupta

Samir Dasgupta is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India. He is the Former Director of College Development Council, Kalyani University, Former Visiting Faculty, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in West Bengal State University, and Advisory Committee Member of the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Calcutta. His research interests lie on Applied Sociology, Development Studies and Sociology of Globalization, Urban Sociology, Economic Sociology, Environment Studies, and Peace Studies. He has received an award from the University of Kalyani for his... More About Author

Peter Kivisto

Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007,... More About Author

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