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After globalization

Low, Murray and Barnett, Clive (1999). After globalization. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 18(1) pp. 53–61.

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Abstract

Globalisation has become an almost ubiquitous term in academic debates, policy circles, and popular culture. In this paper we critically consider geography's characteristic form of engagement with the multifaceted features of globalisation discourses and realities. Globalisation provides an entry point for assertions of the conceptual and empirical importance of space, place, context, and locality. However, we argue that this form of engagement subordinates the central, and conceptually problematic, historicism of globalisation to a set of more manageable disciplinary concerns. We provide a critical discussion of the historicist dimensions of globalisation discourses, and indicate some of the ways in which critical accounts can reproduce this historicism. By raising this problem, we suggest that space and spatiality are not always or automatically the most significant entry point for conceptual critique and engagement. The case of globalisation therefore indicates some of the limits of established forms of interdisciplinary dialogue between critical human geography and related fields.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1999 Pion
ISSN: 1472-3433
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 24183
Depositing User: Clive Barnett
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 12:49
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/24183
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