Part I: The Afterlife of Globalization

  1. Eric Cazdyn and
  2. Imre Szeman

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396478.ch1

After Globalization

After Globalization

How to Cite

Cazdyn, E. and Szeman, I. (2011) Part I: The Afterlife of Globalization, in After Globalization, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396478.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177948

Online ISBN: 9781444396478



  • afterlife of globalization;
  • nothing can save us, real limits of where one is - and that required, in overcoming limits;
  • acting within limits, accepting them - the way things are, the way they have to be;
  • imagining politics, arena - happy middle ground reached, intelligent debate;
  • miming incredulity and shock - in the face, of crises and scandals;
  • nation, fiction - arbitrarily matching, space and belonging;
  • capitalism itself - the very real limit to thought;
  • globalization to anti-Americanism - spatial fixity, cultural forms and practices;
  • anti-Americanism back to globalization - operating, on different terrains than before;
  • seven theses after globalization - the present and its problems, and solutions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Nothing Can Save Us

  • From Globalization to Anti-Americanism

  • From Anti-Americanism Back to Globalization

  • “I face the World as it is”: On Obama

  • Of and After: Two Narratives of the Global

  • Seven Theses after Globalization

  • Something's Missing