Localizing Knowledge in a Globalizing World : Recasting the Area Studies Debate (Hardcover)

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These works entertain the question of how scholars may reconfigure "area-based knowledge" to respond to social sciences and globalization.

The essays in this collection address the current crisis in area studies, a crisis that differs from its perennial struggle with the established academic disciplines. This crisis stems from the confluence of three related circumstances: the end of the Cold War; greater economic and cultural fluidity across political borders; and contradictory intellectual trends in the academy, which include on the one hand a renaissance of universalizing thinking in the social sciences and on the other hand, the rise of post-colonial studies and debates about modernity, postmodernity, and cultural hybridization.

Although the essays differ markedly in their focus and strategies, the authors all demonstrate that local knowledge, including serious study of individual cultures and proficiency in foreign languages, which are vital to understanding rapidly changing global patterns and to countering universal claims by the social sciences. While the authors also agree that area studies must reject their enthnocentric heritages and adopt inventive new contours, they present a diversity of ideas for creating vigorous and valuable curricula and research in area studies.

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Publisher Syracuse Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780815629634
SKU 202271335
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 081562963X
Release Date 6/11/2013
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