Suggested Readings on ‘Other Worlds, Other Globalisations’

As above, given this is a graduate course I suggest we place emphasis on conducting research and exploration of a wide range of material rather looking at readings as ‘set textbooks’. The first rule therefore is : Please use the following bibliography only as an indicative and suggestive range of readings.

At the same time, during the seminars and as part of your presentations and summary notes you should aim to provide a rationale for the selection of texts that you have chosen to look at.

I also invite you, as a part of the exploration and collaboration that this course will be, to come up with additional readings – and also other material, such as films, radio programmes, etc. (Note that this list is made up only of readings; let’s do the rest together.) Doing this is a part of research and of developing research skills.

Throughout the course I welcome you – indeed, I encourage you - to discuss readings, ask for guidance on your work, and review the content and argument of this course.

Notes : 1. The bib system used here lists entries alphabetically by author’s surname but where the authors’ names are rendered in the manner that they, in their own cultures, do so. So in most cases in this listing, look for the last name listed. 2. Most of the items listed are either commercially available (and therefore possibly in the library) or I have copies of them. A few, however, are neither, and we may need to hunt them down. 3. This list gives readings only for the first seven sessions. Readings for the rest of the sessions will get defined after we define the sessions.

Must-reads :

Kolya Abramsky, compiler, March 2001 – Restructuring and Resistance, Diverse Voices of Struggle in Western Europe. Self-published; available from AK press in the UK, (external link) (Copy with JS, if required)

Taiaiake Alfred, 1999 – Peace, Power, Righteousness, An Indigenous Manifesto. Don Mills, Ontario : Oxford University Press

Tariq Ali, 2003 – The Clash of Fundamentalisms : Crusades, Jihads and Modernity. London and New York : Verso

Benedict Anderson, 1983 - Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London : Verso

Jeremy Brecher, John Brown Childs, and Jill Cutler, eds, 1993 – Global Visions, Beyond the New World Order. Boston, Mass : South End Press

John Brown Childs, 2003 – 'Transcommunality, From the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect. Philadelphia : Temple University Press

Ronald Segal, 1995 - The Black Diaspora. London : Faber and Faber (in North America, as The Black Diaspora : Five Centuries of the Black Experience Outside Africa. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Franke Wilmer, 1993 – The Indigenous Voice in World Politics, Since Time Immemorial Newbury Park, London, and New Delhi : Sage Publications

Zapatista Army of National Liberation, July 2005 – ‘6th Declaration of the Selva Lacandona’. July 1 2005; originally published in June 2005 in Spanish by the EZLN. Sourced from : (external link) on March 30 2006 at 3:30 pm IST. Also @ (external link) and (external link)

James Zoth, 2005 – ‘Local Islam Gone Global : The Roots of Religious Militancy in Egypt and its Transnational Transformation’, in June Nash, ed, 2005 – Social Movements : An Anthropological Reader. Oxford, UK : Blackwell, pp 117-145

Some other related readings :

Benjamin R Barber, 1995 – Jihad vs McWorld?, Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy. New York : Ballantine Books

Gustavo Esteva and Madhu Suri Prakash, 1998 – Grassroots Post-Modernism?, Remaking the soil of cultures. London : Zed

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, 2000 - Empire. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press

John Holloway, May 2002 – ‘Beyond Power ?’, Chapter 3 in Change the World Without Taking Power, as published in The Commoner No 4, May 2002, @ (external link)

John Holloway, 2005 2002Change the World Without Taking Power. London : Pluto Press

A L Morton, 1968 1938A People’s History of England. London : Lawrence & Wishart. New York : International Publishers, and Berlin : Seven Seas Books

Jan Nederveen Pieterse and Bhikhu Parekh, eds, 1995 – The Decolonization of Imagination, Culture, Knowledge and Power. London : Zed

Annie J Randall, ed, 2004 - Music, Power, and Politics. London & New York : Routledge

Edward W Said, 2000 - Reflections on Exile and Other Essays. Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press

Thomas Sowel, 1996 - Migrations and Cultures. New York : Basic Books

Salil Tripathi, August 2006 – ‘Londonistan Burning’, in Tehelka, The People’s Paper, August 26 2006, pp 13-19; summary @ (external link)

Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Simon Dalby, and Paul Routledge, eds, 1998 – The Geopolitics Reader. London and New York : Routledge

Simon Tormey, 2004 – Anti-Capitalism : A Beginner’s Guide. Oxford : Oneworld Publications

Peter Waterman, 2001 - Globalization, Social Movements and the New Internationalisms. London and New York : Continuum

Peter Worsley, 1984 – The Three Worlds, Culture and Development. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press

Howard Zinn, 1990 1980A People’s History of the United States. New York : Harper Perennial

ADDITIONAL READINGS suggested by the Course Participants :

Eduardo Galeano, January-February? 2004 – ‘View From The South : Odysseys’, in New Internationalist, Issue 364, p 5

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