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.
Results 1-5 of 17
It is testimony to the far-sightedness of the Institute for International Integration
Studies (IIIS) at Trinity College Dublin, that the research group responsible for the
body of research on global networks presented here, was encouraged and ...
The portmanteau terms networks, and more specifically, global networks, seem to
have become the mots du jour in contemporary cultural and social studies. This
volume is quite clearly a product of the extraordinary current interest in network ...
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 ...
Examination of interpersonal links forms much of the subject matter of research
on global networks. Such relationships have been studied in a number of
contexts including migration, business, political advocacy, and terrorism. The
It has both legal economic migration that involves visas and work permits and
also illegal human trafficking bound up with trans-European criminal networks.
Thus far, Europe's complex and extensive networks of migration have been left ...