Globalization, Alienation and the Loss of Other-Wiseness

John O'Neill

Abstract


The author focuses on the impact of globalization
on different aspects of civil
society. He argues that the global division
of labour, and the exodus of transnational
corporations has resulted in a
new configuration of the forces of integration
and fragmentation of regional
economies. Postmodernist emphasis on
heterogeneity and uniqueness of cultural
life has given the Radical Right
justification for excluding attention to
those considered as cultural minorities.
Rather, we are reduced to a common
denominator of economic strength as
the only criterion of value and legitimacy.

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