Revisiting The Global Imaginary

Last Summer, I wrote a two-part review of Manfred Steger’s book, The Rise of The Global Imaginary, truly one of the best books I have read in the past years.

In the latest issue of Global-E,  Steger revisits the relevance of the concept:

This short article is no substitute for the entire book that demonstrates in greater details the evolution of ideologies leading to a variety of global imaginaries. But in the context of the global economic crisis, fears of swine flu pandemic and new wars, the concept certainly has strong explanatory power.

2 thoughts on “Revisiting The Global Imaginary

    • Hi Manfred,
      I’m well, I hope you are too. I was hoping I’d see you at this year’s ASA but I didn’t see your name anywhere in the program.

      Actually, I was going to email you to ask if you had read Raewyn Connell’s Southern Theory and what you thought of it, if you had indeed read it. I’d be interested in your opinion, especially in relation to your own writing on the global imaginary.

      I do hope we get to see each other one of these days. Let me know when you’re in the US.


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