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The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies

ISBN 9781138601123
Published July 10, 2020 by Routledge
582 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies provides diverse and cutting-edge perspectives on this fast-changing field. For 30 years the world has been caught in a long ‘global interregnum,’ plunging from one crisis to the next and witnessing the emergence of new, vibrant, multiple, and sometimes contradictory forms of popular resistance and politics.

This global ‘interregnum’ – or a period of uncertainty where the old hegemony is fading and the new ones have not yet been fully realized – necessitates critical self-reflection, brave intellectual speculation and (un)learning of perceived wisdoms, and greater transdisciplinary collaboration across theories, localities, and subjects. This Handbook takes up this challenge by developing fresh perspectives on globalization, development, neoliberalism, capitalism, and their progressive alternatives, addressing issues of democracy, power, inequality, insecurity, precarity, wellbeing, education, displacement, social movements, violence and war, and climate change. Throughout, it emphasizes the dynamics for system change, including bringing post-capitalist, feminist, (de)colonial, and other critical perspectives to support transformative global praxis.

This volume brings together a mixture of fresh and established scholars from across disciplines and from a range of both Northern and Southern contexts. Researchers and students from around the world and across the fields of politics, sociology, international development, international relations, geography, economics, area studies, and philosophy will find this an invaluable and fresh guide to global studies in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

PART I: THEORY IN TRANSITION  1. Reinventing Global Studies Through Transformative Scholarship  2. 21st Century Deglobalization and the Struggle for Global Justice in the World Revolution of 20xx  3. On the Question of Bodies, Flesh, and Global Racial Capitalism  4. Crises of Capital and Climate 5. Global Economy of Knowledge in Transformative Global Studies  6. Another World is Possible  7. Revisiting Neoliberalism in the Age of Rising Authoritarianisms  8. End of Ideology? 9. Pueblo and Exteriority  10. Transmodern Transdevelopment PART II: TRANSFORMATION IN THE INTERREGNUM; Socio-Politics  11. The Political Economy Dynamics of Global Disintegration and Its Implications for War, Peace and Security in the 21st Century 12. BRICS from Above, Commoning from Below  13. Contested American Dominance  14. Pro-Capitalist Violence and Globalization  15. Populism and Transformative Politics in West Bengal, India  16. The (Mis)shaping of Health 17. Politics of Hope Socio-Ecology 18. A Materialist Ecofeminist Reading of the Green Economy 19. Climate Change and Capitalism 20. Planetary Ethics beyond Neoliberalism 21. The Politics of the Land Rush  22. Three Worlds of Climate Imperialism?  Socio-Economics 23. Work in Global Capitalism  24. Unravelling Monopoly Capital in the 21st Century and the Role of the Imperial Innovation System  25. Public Health 4.0 in the Emergent Climate of Global Transformation  26. Global Capitalism, Wealth Inequality, and the Art Sector  27. A Capitalist world?  28. Owning the Future of Work  29. The Future of Labor and Capital in China  PART III: ALTERNATIVE FUTURES: BEYOND THE INTERREGNUM  30. Toward Human/Non-Human Conviviality  31. Subaltern Politics in the World’s Largest Democracy  32. Intersectionality and Refugee Justice 33. New Forms of Feminized Resistances and their Role in the (Re)creation of Emancipatory Political Subjectivities in Latin America  34. Territories of Decolonising Feminist/ised Struggles  35. Governing the Petropolis: From Resource Entrepreneurialism to Resource Commoning  36. Strategy in/for Progressive Transformation: a Pluri-Scalar War of Position 37. Struggle, Resistance and Disruption in Austerity Europe  38. The Future of Revolutions

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S. A. Hamed Hosseini is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he is Director of Alternative Futures Research Network.

James Goodman is Professor in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, where he is Director of the Climate Justice Research Centre.

Sara C. Motta is a mother, poet, critical theorist, popular educator and Associate Professor in Politics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Barry K. Gills is Professor of Development Studies at The University of Helsinki, Finland; Chief Editor of Globalizations Journal and Editor of Routledge's 'Rethinking Globalizations' book series.


"Delve into this fat volume written and edited by outstanding scholars and I promise that you will find at least one contribution that makes you change your mind or admit "I wish I’d written that"; one you don’t actually understand or has you looking up the author; perhaps even one that makes you want to throw the book across the room. Don’t. It’s full of original thinking and new takes on a changing, elastic, often scary world and how we try to understand it." -- Susan George, PhD, President of the Transnational Institute

"In his Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci regarded annual almanacs, as well as yearbooks, as crucial in disseminating an integral conception of the world as they dealt with fundamental issues in an organic manner. In his day, it was the role of the state, international politics, and the agrarian question. In our day with this stunning handbook as a collection, it is decoloniality, ecology, race, feminism and alternative forms of subalternity in contesting the relations of force of global capitalism. The volume will take you on a mind-stretching voyage you do not want to miss. Highly recommended" -- Adam David Morton, Professor in the Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney   

"This exciting new addition to the growing body of literature on the transdisciplinary field of Global Studies takes at its framework the current 'global interregnum' between the fall of neoliberal market globalism and the possible rise of progressive alternatives. Erudite and wide-ranging in its topics, this comprehensive volume combines insightful assessments of the deepening global crises of our time with the innovative construction of counter-hegemonic strategies for a variety of emancipatory struggles in both global and local arenas." -- Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa and Global Professorial Fellow, Western Sydney University                                                            

"We live through a violent transformation of economy and society, as billionaires try to turn our bodies and minds into the latest colony to be mined for "data". But this handbook is a guide to shaping a future beyond the violence of colonialism, slavery, and witch hunts. Through its various theoretical lenses, we can begin to imagine a common future rooted in our diversities." -- Vanda Shiva, Ph.D., Founder of Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology in Dehra Dun

"This impressive handbook sheds light on a period of globalization characterized by far-reaching transformations of capitalism and society. It fascinates by bridging the gap between ecology, economy, and politics; profound theoretical approaches help us understand the present interregnum; innovative empirical research and alternative visions let us imagine future ways of life." -- Brigitte Aulenbacher, Head, Theory of Society and Social Analyses, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria