Performing Global Networks
Karen Fricker, Ronit Lentin
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Mar 26, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
Networks are everywhere: from migrant organisations to information technology, from business to social movements, from international governance to global non-governmental organisations, from theatrical collectives to fan clubs, from memory sites to narrative circles. The portmanteau terms networks, and more specifically, global networks, seem to have become the mots du jour in contemporary cultural and social studies. But what cultural, social and political work do global networks accomplish: what is the work of these networks?
This path-breaking collection follows Graeme Thompson’s rallying cry for a clearer analytical approach to the ways in which networks are ‘enacted, assembled, conducted, and performed.’ In its thirteen chapters, scholars from a variety of fields – sociology, theatre and performance studies, peace studies, history, and musicology – as well as social and cultural activists, explore the multiple meanings of global networks and performance.
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HOLTON. Inter-disciplinary collaborations like that achieved within this path-
breaking volume are rare. It is testimony to the far-sightedness of the Institute for
International Integration Studies (IIIS) at Trinity College Dublin, that the research
It should now be clear that we agree with Holton (2005) that the network
metaphor has become the heart of many debates about globalisation. Indeed
global network analysis threatens to replace theories of globalisation once
focused on ...
... EPISTEMOLOGICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF
MICROHISTORY WITH REGARD TO AWOMEN'S RIGHTS NETWORK SANDRA
HOLTON AND ROBERT J. HOLTON Introduction In the broadest sense the term
global networks ...
Alternatively, work of this kind may serve to re-examine some of the stereotypes
that have shaped past histories of women and of the women's movement (Holton,
S. 1996); or to demonstrate the enormous variation encompassed by categories ...
the 1860s to the transnational movement to abolish slavery earlier in the century (
Midgley 1992; Holton, S. 1994a, 1994b); they also looked forward to the
internationalist project among women that arose from the First World War and