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TitleOther Globes [electronic resource] : Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization / edited by Simon Ferdinand, Irene Villaescusa-Illán, Esther Peeren
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XVIII, 300 p. 14 illus., 11 illus. in color. online resource


This volume challenges dominant imaginations of globalization by highlighting alternative visions of the globe, world, earth, or planet that abound in cultural, social and political practice. In the contemporary context of intensive globalization, ruthless geopolitics, and unabated environmental exploitation, these “other globes” offer paths for thinking anew the relations between people, polities, and the planet. Derived from disparate historical and cultural contexts, which include the Holy Roman Empire; late medieval Brabant; the (post)colonial Philippines; early twentieth-century Britain; contemporary Puerto Rico; occupied Palestine; postcolonial Africa and Chile; and present-day California, the past and peripheral globes analyzed in this volume reveal the variety of ways in which the global has been—and might be—imagined. As such, the fourteen contributions underline that there is no neutral, natural or universal way of inhabiting the global


1. Introduction - Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization -- 2. Protest from the Margins: Emerging Global Networks in the Early Sixteenth Century and their German Detractors -- 3. Being in the Globe: Heironymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights at the Fringes of Modern Globalism -- 4. The Nature of the Historical: Forming Worlds, Resisting the Temptaiton -- 5. H.G. Wells and Planteary Prose -- 6. Visions of Global Modernity in Hispano-Filipino Literature -- 7. Global Africa.-8. World-Imagining from Below -- 9. Novelization in Decolonization, or, Postcolonialism Reconsidered -- 10. Ethnoplanetarity: Contemporaneity and Scale in Patricio Guzmán's Nostalgia de la luz and El botón de nácar -- 11. Weirding Earth: Reimagining the Global through Speculative Cartographies in Literature, Art, and Music -- 12. Planetary Lovers: On Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephen's Water Makes Us Wet -- 13. A World in Miniatures: Judith Schalansky's Atlas of Remote Islands -- 14. The End-of-the-World as World System

Culture Communication Literature    Human Geography Global/International Culture. Media and Communication. Postcolonial/World Literature. Human Geography.


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