Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice

Toward an Other Globalization: From the Single Thought to Universal Conscience

Authors: Santos (Deceased), Milton

  • Offers a new perspective, an approach to globalization by an author from the "Global South"
  • Appeals to many specialists in the social sciences, as the book was conceived not only for geographers but for a heterogeneous public
  • Features a special chapter on "transition on the march" to help readers understand movements like the Arab Spring
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This book presents an alternative theory of globalization that derives not from the dominant perspective of the West, from which this process emerged, but from the critical vantage point of the Third World, which has borne the heaviest burdens of globalization. It offers a critical and uniquely first-hand perspective that is lacking not only from the apologists of Western hegemony, but from most scholars writing against this hegemony from within the globalizing world. Renowned throughout Latin America and parts of Europe, the author, Brazilian geographer Milton Santos, has long been for the most part inaccessible to the English-speaking world. Only one of his books, The Shared Space: The Two Circuits of the Urban Economy in Underdeveloped Countries, published in 1975, has been translated into English; nevertheless, the works of Santos's most important phase, from the 1980s until his death in 2001, have remained unavailable to English readers. With the translation of Toward an Other Globalization, one of the last works published in Santos’s lifetime, this situation has finally been rectified. In this book, Santos argues that we must consider globalization in three different senses: globalization as a fable (the world as globalizing agents make us believe), as perversity (the world as it is presently, in the throes of globalization), and as possibility (the world as it could be). What emerges from the analysis of these three senses is an alternative theory of globalization rooted in the perspective of the so-called Global South. Santos concludes his text with a message that is optimistic, but in no way naïve. What he offers instead is a revolutionary optimism and, indeed, an other globalization.

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53892-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53891-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward an Other Globalization: From the Single Thought to Universal Conscience
Authors
Translated by
Clarke, T., Melgaço, L.
Series Title
Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53892-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53892-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53891-4
Series ISSN
2509-5579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 111
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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