Sweeping Proclamations and Local Nitty-Gritty: Knowledge and Social Problems

Sweeping Proclamations and Local Nitty-Gritty: Knowledge and Social Problems A.J.S.S. 34:3 (520–535) also available online © 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden see www.brill.nl 1 Revised version of a presentation at the ISA conference on “Cultural Change, Social Problems, and Knowledge Society: Sociology for a Global Society”, Zaragoza, Spain, March 7–9, 2005. Sweeping Proclamations and Local Nitty-Gritty: Knowledge and Social Problems 1 D evorah K alekin- F ishman Faculty of Education, University of Haifa The paper argues that sweeping proclamations about the e ff ects of globalization relate to a world which is antithetic to that of real people. While, for example, politicians strive to meet what they ‘know’ to be the demands of socio-economic globalization; people con- tending with the problems such policies raise, deploy a repertoire of local knowledge and concomitant practices. Their knowledge combines traditional lore and lessons learned over a lifetime from dealings in ordinary local contexts. With the help of theorizations of glob- alization and of everyday life, it is possible to show how local knowledge interacts with the global, and to touch on indicators which are potentially decisive for the di ff erential evolution of the ‘glocal’ . “At the local level, knowledge is generated by previous and new experiences. . . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Journal of Social Science Brill

Sweeping Proclamations and Local Nitty-Gritty: Knowledge and Social Problems

Asian Journal of Social Science, Volume 34 (3): 520 – Jan 1, 2006

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Brill
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© 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1568-4849
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1568-5314
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10.1163/156853106778048623
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A.J.S.S. 34:3 (520–535) also available online © 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden see www.brill.nl 1 Revised version of a presentation at the ISA conference on “Cultural Change, Social Problems, and Knowledge Society: Sociology for a Global Society”, Zaragoza, Spain, March 7–9, 2005. Sweeping Proclamations and Local Nitty-Gritty: Knowledge and Social Problems 1 D evorah K alekin- F ishman Faculty of Education, University of Haifa The paper argues that sweeping proclamations about the e ff ects of globalization relate to a world which is antithetic to that of real people. While, for example, politicians strive to meet what they ‘know’ to be the demands of socio-economic globalization; people con- tending with the problems such policies raise, deploy a repertoire of local knowledge and concomitant practices. Their knowledge combines traditional lore and lessons learned over a lifetime from dealings in ordinary local contexts. With the help of theorizations of glob- alization and of everyday life, it is possible to show how local knowledge interacts with the global, and to touch on indicators which are potentially decisive for the di ff erential evolution of the ‘glocal’ . “At the local level, knowledge is generated by previous and new experiences. . .

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