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Globalization and the research imagination

Globalization and the research imagination astute critics (Greider, 1997; Rodrik, 1997; Soros, 1998, among others) so I will not dwell The word ‘globalization’ today provokes heated on them here. I also agree with those analysts reactions. Some of these reactions are about who are inclined to see globalization as a defidefinitions. Others are about whether globaliz- nite marker of a new crisis for the sovereignty ation, whatever it is, has gone too far or not of nation-states, even if there is no consensus far enough. Yet other debates are founded on on the core of this crisis or its generality and the officialization of the term globalization and finality (Appadurai, 1996; Rosenau, 1997; Rugits conversion into the slogan of the new forces gie, 1993; Sassen, 1996). that support liberalization, marketization and My principal concern in this article will ‘reform’ across the world. be the relationship between This slogan and its associaglobalization and current Arjun Appadurai is the Samuel N. Harper ted zealots have produced forms of critical knowledge, Professor, Department of Anthropology, much fear in the countries especially as these forms University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA, email: of the South who fear that have come to be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Social Science Journal Wiley

Globalization and the research imagination

International Social Science Journal , Volume 51 (160) – Jun 1, 1999

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Wiley
Copyright
Blackwell Publishers Ltd 1999
ISSN
0020-8701
eISSN
1468-2451
DOI
10.1111/1468-2451.00191
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astute critics (Greider, 1997; Rodrik, 1997; Soros, 1998, among others) so I will not dwell The word ‘globalization’ today provokes heated on them here. I also agree with those analysts reactions. Some of these reactions are about who are inclined to see globalization as a defidefinitions. Others are about whether globaliz- nite marker of a new crisis for the sovereignty ation, whatever it is, has gone too far or not of nation-states, even if there is no consensus far enough. Yet other debates are founded on on the core of this crisis or its generality and the officialization of the term globalization and finality (Appadurai, 1996; Rosenau, 1997; Rugits conversion into the slogan of the new forces gie, 1993; Sassen, 1996). that support liberalization, marketization and My principal concern in this article will ‘reform’ across the world. be the relationship between This slogan and its associaglobalization and current Arjun Appadurai is the Samuel N. Harper ted zealots have produced forms of critical knowledge, Professor, Department of Anthropology, much fear in the countries especially as these forms University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA, email: of the South who fear that have come to be

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International Social Science JournalWiley

Published: Jun 1, 1999

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