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Palgrave Studies in International Relations

Modern Subjectivities in World Society

Global Structures and Local Practices

Editors: Jung, Dietrich, Stetter, Stephan (Eds.)

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  • Explores globalization through theoretical and empirical lenses
  • Contributes to a better understanding of the role of individuals in constituting both globalization and modernity
  • Combines theoretical rigor based on social and critical theories of global modernity with concrete empirical examples from the fields of Middle East studies, religious studies and the study of non-human subjectivities 
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About this book

This book brings together theories of world society with poststructuralist and postcolonial work on modern subjectivity to understand the universalising and particularising processes of globalisation. It addresses a theoretical void in global studies by attending to the co-constituted process through which modern subjectivities and global processes emerge and interact. The editors outline a key problem in global studies, which is a lack of engagement between the local/particular/individual and the ‘universalising’ processes in which they are situated. The volume deals with this concern with contributions from historical sociologists, poststructuralist and postcolonial scholars and by focusing in the Middle East, religion in global modernity and non-human subjectivities.

About the authors

Dietrich Jung is Professor and Head of the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

Stephan Stetter is Professor of World Politics and Conflict Studies at the Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany/EU and co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen

Reviews

“Subjectivities were constitutive of the international, and came to underpin globalisation. The book’s mixing of social theory with empirics in particular from Middle Eastern and religious studies succeeds in opening this much understudied topic to a potentially wide readership.” (Iver Neumann, author of Governing the Global Polity: Practice, Mentality, Rationality)

“Insisting on the concept of world society as its starting point, this book explores the multifaceted nature of global-local interplays and the formation of modern actors, taking into account both the historicity of these relations and the conflictual and alternative forms they take. It makes a valuable contribution to the developing literature that establishes a ‘missing link’ between international relations, global studies and international political sociology.” (Didem Buhari-Gulmez, Associate Professor, lzmir University of Economics, Turkey)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Why Study Modern Subjectivities in World Society? An Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Jung, Dietrich (et al.)

  • Modern Subjectivities and World Political Order: The Evolution of the International

    Pages 23-43

    Stetter, Stephan

  • Modern Subjectivity and the Emergence of Global Modernity: Syntax and Semantics of Modern Times

    Pages 45-62

    Jung, Dietrich

  • Globalization and Nationalist Subjectivities

    Pages 65-83

    Malešević, Siniša

  • Colonial Globality, Postcolonial Subjectivities in the Middle East

    Pages 85-103

    Bilgin, Pinar

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eBook £63.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-90734-5
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Hardcover £79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08086-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Subjectivities in World Society
Book Subtitle
Global Structures and Local Practices
Editors
  • Dietrich Jung
  • Stephan Stetter
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in International Relations
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90734-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90734-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90733-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08086-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 235
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