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The book explores many similarities between early twentieth century discussions of modernity and late twentieth century debates about postmodernity. Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-226) and index.

by Jo-Anne Pemberton. Investigates the rhetoric of globalisation, comparing inter-war and contemporary debates. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780745316536. Release Date: December 2001.

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Wells also wrote stories showing how the world could be a better place. One such story is A Modern Utopia (1905).

Все результаты Поиска книг Google Об авторе (1975). Wells also wrote stories showing how the world could be a better place. As a writer, Wells's range was exceptionally wide and his imagination extremely fertile. While time may have caught up with him (many of the things he predicted have already come to pass), he remains an interesting writer because of his ability to tell a lively tale.

The advent of the twentieth century saw an incredible advance in scientific technology. By the inter-war period of the 1920s and early 1930s cars, planes and radios were a part of everyday life, and science became a popular cult for a new age. Faith in science surged amidst an atmosphere of intellectual and social crisis. Jo-Anne Pemberton looks in detail at the rhetoric used by the political classes of the time that propagated a vision of a new global unity, and reveals the way in which those same metaphors and imagery are used today in the rhetoric of globalization. Then, as now, the idea of 'one world' was challenged by notions of manyness and multiplicity.Drawing parallels between then and now, Global Metaphors reveals how much of the appeal of globalization rhetoric relies on shimmering technological fantasies about the future. Today this also incorporates images of the environment which are used to reinforce the idea of an interconnected world. While this seductive imagery is impelled at one level by the romance of scientific invention, Pemberton reveals the way in which it is also used to cement particular political, economic and cultural interests as universal goods. Arguing that our current debate about globalization is in effect a re-run of the same debate from the inter-war period, she explores why globalist thinking gains currency at particular moments in history, and looks beyond this to the interests, values and cultural biases it belies. The book explores many similarities between early twentieth century discussions of modernity and late twentieth century debates about postmodernity.
Global Metaphors: Modernity and the Quest For One World download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Jo-Anne Pemberton
ISBN: 0745316549
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press (December 20, 2001)
Pages: 192 pages