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Other Globes : Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization

by Simon Ferdinand; Irene Villaescusa-Illán; Esther Peeren;

  eBook : Document  |  1st ed. 2019

Interdisciplinary Critiques of Modern Globalism   (2020-04-18)

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by LatinxProf

This eclectic collection of essays explores the distinct legends and artistic visions for the concepts of globe, world, earth, and planet across the ages. Scientists, anthropologists, literary critics, art historians, and professors of political philosophy contribute far ranging essays on the imagination of globalization. Peter Hitchcock pairs globalization conflicts inherent in Puerto Rico's statelessness to Palestine's statelessness in his insightful and daring essay, "Novelization in Decolonization, or Postcolonialism Reconsidered" on the postmodern dramatic novel "United States of Banana" by Giannina Braschi.  Whereas, R.J. Tally, Jr. takes on the allure of natural disasters in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and other post apocalyptic works, such as War Games or 1984. On a whole other sphere is Simon Ferdinand who investigates and celebrates the globe as an organizing principal in Hieronymus Bosch's masterpiece of humanity entitled "The Garden of Earthly Delights". Taken as a whole this expansive collection of essays across diverse fields of study (from the Roman empire to post colonialism) could be mistaken as "TMI" (too much information), but truly it's "PGI" (plenty of great information).

Recommended for cultural and humanities course on the subjects of globalization, postcolonialism, and global warming.  




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