Metaphors of Globalization: Mirrors, Magicians and Mutinies

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EditorMarkus Kornprobst

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Metaphors of Globalization inquires into the power and politics of metaphors in the making of our globalizing era. The approach is multidisciplinary, with case studies in global finance, global governance, literary theory, political theory, anthropology, and sociology. By revisiting globalization through the analysis of metaphors, this volume sheds new light on usually overlooked dimensions of global politics, improves on many outdated conceptualizations, and undertakes a critical analysis of existing approaches to the study of globalization.

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Metaphors of Globalization inquires into the power and politics of metaphors in the making of our globalizing era. The approach is multidisciplinary, with case studies in global finance, global governance, literary theory, political theory, anthropology, and sociology. By revisiting globalization through the analysis of metaphors, this...

MARKUS KORNPROBST is R. J. Vincent Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.  VINCENT POULIOT is doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. NISHA SHAH is doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.  RUBEN Z...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:291 pages, 8.76 × 5.52 × 0.84 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Introduction: Mirrors, Magicians and Mutinies of Globalization--M. Kornprobst, V. Pouliot, N. Shah, and R. Zaiotti * PART 1: MIRRORS * Closed Fist, Empty Hand, or Open Hand? Globalization and Historical Analogies--M. Kornprobst * Reflexive Mirror: Everything Takes Place As If Threats Were Going Global--V. Pouliot * Mutiny or Mirror? Politicizing the Limits/Ethics of the Tobin--J. Brassett * Bridging Commonsense: Pragmatic Metaphors and the "Schengen Laboratory"--R. Zaiotti * PART 2: MAGICIANS * Do Metaphors of Globalization Destroy the Public Service?--A. Spicer * In Paradise: Metaphors of Money-Laundering Brighten Up the Dark Side of Globalization--R. Hülsse * Waging Wars in Iraq: The Metaphoric Constitution of Wars and Enemies--D. Mutimer * Technology as Metaphors: Tropes of Construction, Destruction and Instruction of Globalization--T. W. Luke * PART 3: MUTINIES * Conceptualizing Glocal Organization: From Rhizomes to E=MCsquared--S. Sullivan * Imagining the Future: Globalization, Post-Modernism and Criticism--I. Szeman * Beyond Sovereignty and the State of Nature: Metaphorical Readings of Global Order--N. Shah * Where Is "The Fork in the Road?" Over the Horizon! An Enquiry into the Failure of U.N. Reform--R.Falk * PART 4: CONCLUSIONS * Commentary--K. Fierke * Conclusions: Metaphors We Globalize By--M. Kornprobst, V. Pouliot, N. Shah, and R. Zaiotti