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Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society

Other Globes

Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization

Editors: Ferdinand, Simon, Villaescusa-Illán, Irene, Peeren, Esther (Eds.)

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  • Relativizes modes of imagining globalization and the global in contemporary culture
  • Rethinks prevailing conceptions of the world, the earth, the globe, and the planet
  • Analyzes global imaginations from a wide range of past and peripheral cultures, such as (post)colonial Philippines, the Holy Roman Empire, and occupied Palestine
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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.

About the authors

Simon Ferdinand is Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His book Mapping Beyond Measure: Art, Cartography and the Space of Global Modernity is forthcoming.

 Irene Villaescusa-Illán is Visiting Researcher at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 Esther Peeren is Professor of Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Reviews

“In an era in which it has never felt more pressing that we explore our relations with the earth, interrogate our imaginations of the globe, and parse planetary thinking, Other Globes expertly assembles a series of empirically rich and theoretically astute contributions that do just this. As we struggle to make sense of the contemporary condition of life on Earth, the diverse geographies and histories of Other Globes offer an important guide. This is indeed a collection for our times.” (Harriet Hawkins, Professor in Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, UK, and author of For Creative Geographies: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds)

“Other Globes offers a compelling interdisciplinary and remarkably transnational argument for the notion that the view from nowhere is also one of many views from somewhere. It aims not so much to do away with the ‘global’ as provincialize it.” (Benjamin Lazier, Professor in History and Humanities, Reed College, USA and author of Earthrise; or, The Globalization of the World Picture)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction. Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization

    Pages 1-39

    Ferdinand, Simon (et al.)

  • Protest from the Margins: Emerging Global Networks in the Early Sixteenth Century and Their German Detractors

    Pages 41-62

    Hess, Peter

  • Being in the Globe: Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights at the Fringes of Modern Globalism

    Pages 63-84

    Ferdinand, Simon

  • The Nature of the Historical: Forming Worlds, Resisting the Temptation

    Pages 85-106

    Flores, Patrick D.

  • H. G. Wells and Planetary Prose

    Pages 107-123

    Parsons, Cóilín

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Hardcover ¥14,039
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14979-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Other Globes
Book Subtitle
Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization
Editors
  • Simon Ferdinand
  • Irene Villaescusa-Illán
  • Esther Peeren
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14980-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14980-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14979-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 300
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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