Author: Ulrike Freitag, Achim Oppen, Ulrike Freitag, Achim Oppen.
Freitag, Ulrike and Oppen, Achim and Freitag, Ulrike and Oppen, Achim. 2010. "Introduction: 'Translocality': An Approach to connection and transfer in Area Studies." 1-24. Brill.
This volume discusses globalising processes from the perspective of the humanities and social sciences. It focuses on the global south , notably the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Densely researched case studies examine a variety of approaches for their potential to understand connecting processes on different scales. The studies seek to overcome the main traps of the globalisation paradigm, such as its occidental bias, its notion of linear expansion, its simplifying dichotomy between local and global , and an often-found lack of historical depth. They elaborate the asymmetries, mobilities, opportunities and barriers involved in globalising processes. Their new perspective on these processes is captured by the concept of translocality , which aims at integrating a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches from different disciplines.