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Globalisation and Body Politics

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Just over ten years since Zygmunt Bauman made this comment about the ubiquity of the term

    ‘globalisation’, the word shows no signs of disappearing. The term is particularly prevalent in

    the context of the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. We would thus agree with Bauman

    that globalisation is one of the catchwords of the age, and that no one is free from the effects

    of global processes. Where we feel further discussion is needed, however, concerns the

    question of whether globalisation “affects us all in the same measure and in the same way”.

    The precise effects of globalisation, we suggest, can only be understood through fine-grained

    research in localised sites. In this special issue, we ask whether globalisation “affects us all in

    the same way”; we consider how people are affected by global processes in specific sites in

    East and Southeast Asia; and we consider how these effects are played out at the most local,

    intimate and, indeed, embodied level.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Mackie, V. C. & Stevens, C. S. 2009, 'Globalisation and Body Politics', Asian Studies Review, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 257-273.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84861652230

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1794

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 257

End Page


  • 273

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • Just over ten years since Zygmunt Bauman made this comment about the ubiquity of the term

    ‘globalisation’, the word shows no signs of disappearing. The term is particularly prevalent in

    the context of the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. We would thus agree with Bauman

    that globalisation is one of the catchwords of the age, and that no one is free from the effects

    of global processes. Where we feel further discussion is needed, however, concerns the

    question of whether globalisation “affects us all in the same measure and in the same way”.

    The precise effects of globalisation, we suggest, can only be understood through fine-grained

    research in localised sites. In this special issue, we ask whether globalisation “affects us all in

    the same way”; we consider how people are affected by global processes in specific sites in

    East and Southeast Asia; and we consider how these effects are played out at the most local,

    intimate and, indeed, embodied level.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Mackie, V. C. & Stevens, C. S. 2009, 'Globalisation and Body Politics', Asian Studies Review, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 257-273.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84861652230

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1794

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 257

End Page


  • 273

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 3