1st Edition

Inclusion and Exclusion in the Global Arena

ISBN 9780415952422
Published June 23, 2006 by Routledge
346 Pages

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Book Description

This collection of essays addresses the inclusion and exclusion of peoples, populations and regions in an era of global economic and social integration. Although many publications have discussed the way in which globalization has changed the nature of boundaries, space and the movement of peoples, there is a wide gap in a literature that rarely addresses the reaction of local communities and inclusion for some stakeholders in decision making while excluding others, particularly in regard to global integration of industry, the legislation of planning, and trade. This gap has often led to narrow and sometimes misleading ways of presenting the results of globalizing processes. This collection aims to bridge this gap by providing on-the ground case studies that lead to alternative ways of viewing current conceptual frameworks of globalization and its consequences.

This collection is an elaboration of a special issue of Urban Anthropology that contained essays by June Nash, Jack Goody, Helen Safa and Max Kirsch. The special issue addressed concerns that have become prominent not only in anthropology but in the wider social sciences and humanities. The reader focuses on the conceptual divisions among the constructs of space and place, indigenous strategies for autonomy, polity and global planning mechanisms, and the role of trans-national corporations in community disintegrations and resistance.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Max Kirsch: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Global Arena

PART ONE: World Systems Theory Revisited

  1. Jack Goody: Globalization and the Domestic Group
  2. Saskia Sassen: Theoretical and Empirical Elements in the Study of Globalization
  3. Jeff Mantz and Jim Smith: Do Cellular Phones Dream of Civil War? The Mystification of Production and the Consequences of Technology Fetishism in the Eastern Congo
  4. PART TWO: Development Theory, Social Cohesion and the New Indigenism

  5. June Nash: Development Strategies, The Exclusion Women and Indigenous Alternatives
  6. Richard Lee : Indigenism and its Discontents
  7. Beth Conklin: Environmentalism, Global Community and the New Indigenism
  8. Renee Sylvain: Disorderly Development: Globalization and the idea of culture in the Kalahari

PART THREE: Identity, Social Planning and Political Power

  1. Eric Wolf: Incorporation and Identity in the Making of the Modern World
  2. Helen Safa: Questioning Mestizaje: The social Mobilization of Afrodescendent Women in Latin America

  1. Max Kirsch: The Politics Of Exclusion: Place And The Legislation Of The Environment In The Florida Everglades
  2. Sally Moore: Political Struggles in Legal Arenas: Some African Instances
  3. Nancy Sheper-Hughes: Dangerous and Endangered Youth

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