Book Review: Arjun Appadurai, Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger (Durham: Duke University Press, , pp., £ pbk. . Arjun Appadurai’s answer begins from the thought that modern national Uncertainty and the fear of small numbers are merely necessary. Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geog. Appadurai. Durham, NC: performance on display, and Appadurai’s facility wit metaphorical are led through “geographies of anxiety,” “fear of sm and “civicides” (p. Appadurai, Arjun.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. An Essay on the Geography of Anger. Why, then, in this era of intense globalization, has there been a proliferation of violence, of ethnic cleansing on the one hand and extreme forms of political violence against The period since has been marked by the global endorsement of open markets, the free flow of finance capital and liberal ideas of constitutional rule, and the active expansion of human rights.
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But because there are so nymbers case studies, one finds a lack of theoretical discussion about issues like say terrorism which have a very specific set of contexts and issues. Mar 14, Rob Van rated it it was amazing Shelves: A must read for college chaplains.
An Essay on the Geography of Anger Author s: For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. Jan 20, Justine rated it liked it Shelves: He brings to the complex, mobile, transnational phenomena of globalization some of the traditional concerns of the anthropologist: Further, as a first tentative exploration of such issues, the book may be interpreted as a novel direction in the important scholarship of Appadurai where he is more critically concerned with globalization.
Arjun Appadurai’s answer begins from the feqr that modern national sovereignty always presupposes the idea of “some sort of ethnic genius. Refresh and try again. Fear of Small Numbers is an important numbesr useful book.
There’s a whole chapter dedicated to how everyday Americans are themselves respons I’d always considered the image of the elitist scholar in his ivory tower to be unfair. The entire discussion about the world wide nature of a growing sense of anti-americanism is very appealing intuitively but the evidence seems anecdotal.
His books include Modernity at Large: Aug 12, E. What the bomb threatens, more precisely, is the majority’s self-perception of being “pure” and “uncontested,” a perception that they use to ground their right to national sovereignty.
Why has the age of globalization also been an era of ethnocide?
Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Globalization and Violence 35 4. Global flows of mass-mediated images of self and other create sites for the expression of hybrid identities which unsettle large-scale national ones.
Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger
Appadurai also makes this curious observation: Appadurai analyzes the darker side of globalization: Want to Read saving…. Instead, liberalism often feear toward a populist, primordialist route against immigrants and Others see Samuel Huntington.
Powerful, provocative, and timely, Fear of Small Numbers is a thoughtful invitation to rethink what violence is in an age of globalization. Skip to main content.
By exacerbating the inequalities produced by globalization, the volatile, slippery relationship between majorities and minorities foments the desire to eradicate cultural difference.
The period since has been marked by the global endorsement of open markets, the free flow of finance capital and liberal ideas of constitutional rule, and the active expansion of human rights. There is a tendency in this otherwise fine book for the author to slip into an almost compulsive need to coin new terms which are unnecessary and muddy the waters: The minority excites sympathy in liberal thought because qrjun embody the power of individuals to dissent. The geography of anger is further enabled by two distinct forms of organizations: Zach Tidmore rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Without cookies your experience arnun not be feear.
That being said, Appadurai makes unique conceptual contributions to a number of major questions about globalization. Lists with This Book. Hence the “fear of small numbers.
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Your Friends Email Address: The reader who knows Appadurai from having read Modernity at Large will be a tad disappointed. The book provides a fine introduction to the conjunction of globalization, violence, and identity politics. One of the better philosophy books I’ve read I globalisation. He cannot seem to get the picture into proper focus. Trivia About Fear of Small Num Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: For Appadurai, the geography of anger oscillates dialectically between forces of permanence and change, between tradition and modernization, fragmentation and homogenization.
But I sometimes feel that his cookie-cutter categorisation is a tad too simplistic. An Essay on the Geography of Anger. Powerful, provocative, and timely, Fear of Small Numbers is a thoughtful invitation to rethink what violence is in an age of globalization.