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'Global village'. 'Empire'. 'Global Marketplace'. 'Network Society'. These metaphors have become so deeply entrenched in discussions of globalization that it is impossible to understand the globalizing world without them. But, how specifically do these metaphors help us make sense of globalization? Metaphors of Globalization inquires into the power and politics of metaphors in the making of our globalizing era.
By examining globalization via an analysis of metaphors, this groundbreaking volume sheds new light on an overlooked dimension of global politics, redresses outdated understandings and conceptualizations, and provides a critical analysis of existing approaches to the study of globalization. The contributors provides an interdisciplinary approach, with case studies in global finance, global governance, literary theory, political theory, anthropology and sociology.


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'Global village'. 'Empire'. 'Global Marketplace'. 'Network Society'. These metaphors have become so deeply entrenched in discussions of globalization that it is impossible to understand the globalizing world without them. But, how specifically do these metaphors help us make sense of globalization? Metaphors of Globalization inquires into the power and politics of metaphors in the making of our globalizing era.
By examining globalization via an analysis of metaphors, this groundbreaking volume sheds new light on an overlooked dimension of global politics, redresses outdated understandings and conceptualizations, and provides a critical analysis of existing approaches to the study of globalization. The contributors provides an interdisciplinary approach, with case studies in global finance, global governance, literary theory, political theory, anthropology and sociology.


Reviews



'...[this] book provides much - and generally, delectable - food for thought.' Andreas Musolff, Durham University, Discourse& Society
 
'The volume represents a valuable contribution to both globalisation studies and the analysis of metaphors in general, as its multidisciplinary design allows for adequately dealing with the heterogeneity of globalisation.' Millennium - Journal of International Studies


Contents

Introduction: Mirrors, Magicians and Mutinies of Globalization; M.Kornprobst, V.Pouliot, N.Shah & 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 UN Reform; R.Falk
PART 4: CONCLUSIONS
Commentary; K.Fierke
Conclusions: Metaphors we Globalize By; M.Kornprobst, V.Pouliot, N.Shah & R.Zaiotti


Authors

MARKUS KORNPROBST is Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Public Policy, University College London, UK.

VINCENT POULIOT is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, McGill University, Canada.

NISHA SHAH is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada.

RUBEN ZAIOTTI is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada.