May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
After Globalization argues that a true capacity to think an after to globalization is the very beginning of politics today.
A Precis: The Argument.
Part I: The Afterlife of Globalization.
a. Nothing Can Save Us.
b. From Globalization to Anti-Americanism.
c. From Anti-Americanism Back to Globalization.
d. "I face the World as it is": On Obama.
e. Of and After: Two Narratives of the Global.
f. Seven Theses after Globalization.
g. Something’s Missing.
Part II: The Limits of Liberalism.
a. After Globalization, or, Liberalism after Neoliberalism.
b. Neoliberals Dressed in Black: Richard Florida.
c. The Anecdotal American: Thomas Friedman.
d. Confidence Game: Paul Krugman.
e. The Non-Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein.
f. The Limits of Hollywood: Michael Clayton.
Part III: The Global Generation.
a. Next Generation.
b. From Anti-Americanism to Globalization.
c. A Map of the World.
e. Can't Get There from Here.
Conclusion: "Oh, Don't Ask Why!"
Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. He is co-editor of Cultural Theory: An Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell 2010), author of Zones of Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism and the Nation (2003) and co-author of Popular Culture: A User?s Guide (2nd. ed. 2009).
“Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 August 2012)"Relentlessly, remorselessly, endlessly, we are told there is no alternative to globalization, whether our lecturers are bourgeois economists, progressive journalists, or imaginative litterateurs. Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman dare to go beyond the standard thinking of the day and query the very heart of mobile capital and its impact on daily life. Their alternative vision breathes new life into our sense of evolution and inevitability."
—Toby Miller, author of Globalization and Sport and Global Hollywood
"Cazdyn and Szeman begin the with the idea that the current
economic crisis has historicized globalization, turning it from a
process that looked as inevitable as, say, global warming still
does, into an episode in the history of capitalism: hence the
possibility not just of more globalization but of an 'after
globalization.' And hence also, they argue, the renewed possibility
of an 'after capitalism.' In powerful critiques of what they
describe as the common sense of capital today they sketch out the
terms in which changes more radical than substituting generous and
honest leaders for the greedy and dishonest ones we've currently
got might begin to be imagined."
—Walter Benn Michaels, University of Illinois at Chicago