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New Book - Chris Rumford's The Globalisation of Strangeness

Posted on 09/02/2013

We are pleased to announce the publication of Chris Rumford's new book

Rumford - GlobalisationofStrangeness

Chris Rumford, The Globalisation of Strangeness (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).

The figure of the stranger is in serious need of revision, as is our understanding of the society against which the stranger is projected. Under conditions of globalization, inside/outside markers have been eroded and conventional indicators of 'we-ness' are no longer reliable. We now live in a generalized state of strangeness, one consequence of globalization: we no longer know where our community ends and another one begins. In such circumstances it is often the case that neighbours are the nearest strangers. Strangeness occurs when global consciousness outstrips global connectivity and this means that we need to rethink some core elements of globalization theory.


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