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  1. Many Renaissances, Many Modernities?Jan Nederveen Pieterse - 2011 - Theory, Culture and Society 28 (3):149-160.
    This article discusses Eurocentric history, its focus on the Renaissance and modernity, which continues also in recent global history perspectives. Goody’s argument regarding renaissances in the plural situates Europe in the wider field of Eurasia and deeper in time, going back to the Bronze Age, characterized by plough agriculture, the use of animal traction and urban cultures. Goody’s perspective includes viewing renascences as accelerations and leaps in the circulation of information. Since it is always the trope of the modern that (...)
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  • Problematizing the Global: An Introduction to Global Culture Revisited.Mike Featherstone - 2020 - Theory, Culture and Society 37 (7-8):157-167.
    This paper serves as an introduction to the special section on Global Culture Revisited which commemorates the 30th anniversary of the publication of the 1990 Global Culture special issue. It examines the development of interest in the various strands of globalization and the question of whether there can be a global culture. The paper discusses the emergence of alternative global histories and the problematization of global knowledge. It examines the view that the current Covid-19 pandemic signals a turning point, or (...)
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  • Off the Record.Dave Boothroyd - 2011 - Theory, Culture and Society 28 (7-8):41-59.
    This article aims to demonstrate how the formation of ethical subjectivity must be considered in conjunction with the techno-politics of secrecy and disclosure, and it proposes an account of the ways in which the technical transition and ‘democratization’ of archival upload/download capacity associated with digital communications fundamentally challenges the existing structure of control over such things as censorship and cultural memory understood in terms of power of recall. It argues that it is against this background and in view of the (...)
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  • Many Renaissances, Many Modernities?: Jack Goody, Renaissances:The One or the Many? ; The Eurasian Miracle. [REVIEW]Jan Nederveen Pieterse - 2011 - Theory, Culture and Society 28 (3):149-160.
    This article discusses Eurocentric history, its focus on the Renaissance and modernity, which continues also in recent global history perspectives. Goody’s argument regarding renaissances in the plural situates Europe in the wider field of Eurasia and deeper in time, going back to the Bronze Age, characterized by plough agriculture, the use of animal traction and urban cultures. Goody’s perspective includes viewing renascences as accelerations and leaps in the circulation of information. Since it is always the trope of the modern that (...)
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