1. Research Library

        Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (1996)

        Arjun Appadurai

        Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2008

        ISBN 9780816627936

      1. Appadurai’s account of the effect of transnational diasporas and electronic media on collective imagination, identity formation, and the possibilities of political action; proposes the activation of ‘imagination’ and ‘nostalgia’ as forces that can contest the dominance of the nation-state. See in particular Chapter 2 ‘Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy’ and Chapter 9 ‘The Production of Locality.’