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The Empire of Knowledge: Culture and Plurality in the Global Economy

Автор: Vinay Lal
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ISBN: 0745317367
During the media frenzy over the Millennium celebrations, there was little mention of the fact that, for the majority of the world, there was no Millennium at all. This linear understanding of time is a specifically Western - and Christian - concept. This is just one example of the homogenization of knowledge that Vinay Lal uses to demonstrate that nearly every idea which we take for granted in the west is part of a politics of ideas. Oppression is usually associated with class struggle, military power, and other forms of economic monopoly. Lal looks beyond this, deconstructing the cultural assumptions that have emerged alongside capitalism, to offer a devastating critique of the politics of knowledge at the heart of all powerbroking. Other topics examined are the concept of "development", which has created a generally accepted hierarchy of "developed" and "developing" countries, providing a mandate for surreptitious colonization; and the idea of the 'nation state', something we...
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