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Empire of Knowledge Culture and Plurality in the Global Economy

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ISBN-10: 0745317367

ISBN-13: 9780745317366

Edition: 2002

Authors: Vinay Lal

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Description:

During the frenzy over the millennium celebrations, there was little mention of the fact that, for some of the world, there was no millennium. This is an example of the homogenisation of knowledge that this work uses to show that every idea which we take for granted is part of a politics of ideas.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 10/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Reckoning with the Millennium
Monolithic Temporality
Democratizing/Pluralizing Temporality
Keeping Watch on Time
Politics in Our Times
Total Violence
Decolonization
Human Rights
Governance in the Twenty-First Century
Democratic Totalitarianism: Requiem for the US
Nations, But Far from United: Neanderthal Politics
The Economic Imperium: The Era of the WTO
Modern Knowledge and its Categories
The Violence of Development
The Forgetfulness of History
The Disciplinary Structure of Modern Knowledge
Ecology, Economy, Equality
The Ecology of Equality: The Ecosystem of a Life
The Economics of Inequality: Poverty and Wealth
Dissenting Futures
Finite Games: Hostage to "The Clash of Civilizations"
Infinite Games: Dissent in the Gandhian Mode
The Civilizational Ethos and the Future of Dissent
Postscript: 9-11, or The Terrorism That Has No Name
So What's In a Date?
Islamic Fundamentalism: So What's In a Name?
Fundamentalisms: Family Resemblances
A Tale of Countries: The United States (Revisited) and Afghanistan (Discovered)
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index