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After Globalization

Eric Cazdyn, Imre Szeman

ISBN: 978-1-405-17794-8 April 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 258 Pages

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In lively and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that contemporary thought about the world is disabled by a fatal flaw: the inability to think "an after" to globalization. After establishing seven theses (on education, morality, history, future, capitalism, nation, and common sense) that challenge the false promises that sustain this time-limit, After Globalization examines four popular thinkers (Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein) and how their work is dulled by these promises. Cazdyn and Szeman then speak to students from around the globe who are both unconvinced and uninterested in these promises and who understand the world very differently than the way it is popularly represented.

After Globalization argues that a true capacity to think an after to globalization is the very beginning of politics today.


A Prixecis: The Argument 1

Part I: The Afterlife of Globalization

a. Nothing Can Save Us 5

b. From Globalization to Anti-Americanism 9

c. From Anti-Americanism Back to Globalization 15

d. “I face the World as it is”: On Obama 29

e. Of and After: Two Narratives of the Global 34

f. Seven Theses after Globalization 44

g. Something’s Missing 57

Part II: The Limits of Liberalism

a. After Globalization, or, Liberalism after Neoliberalism 69

b. Neoliberals Dressed in Black: Richard Florida 77

c. The Anecdotal American: Thomas Friedman 100

d. Confidence Game: Paul Krugman 114

e. The Non-Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein 134

f. The Limits of Hollywood: Michael Clayton 152

Part III: The Global Generation

a. Next Generation 171

b. From Anti-Americanism to Globalization 173

c. A Map of the World 179

d. Biogeographies 207

e. Can’t Get There from Here 218

Conclusion: “Oh, Don’t Ask Why!” 225

Index 239

“Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 August 2012)