Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress

New Localism

Living in the Here and Now

Authors: Stables, Andrew

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  • Examines a mass movement that has grown in response to globalization
  • Explores how to harness the motivations behind localism for the benefit of individuals, communities, and the more-than-human environment
  • Redefines the here-and-now in the contexts of digitization and globalization
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This book examines “New Localism' – exploring how communities have turned towards more local concerns: my street, my town, my state, as an expression of dissatisfaction with globalization. It details the ideas that have created a political force that academics have often misunderstood and provides a template for further investigation with a strong focus on how to harness the motivations behind such changes for the benefit of individuals, communities and the more-than-human environment.

The book discusses human progress, both individual and collective, in terms of the interactions of the local and the global, the specific and the universal, and the concrete and the abstract. It also considers how forms of social progress can be understood and reconfigured in the context of the rejection of certain aspects of liberal intelligentsia orthodoxy over recent years.

Developing his arguments with specific reference to the evolving, political landscape, the author helps readers to understand major events such as the Trump presidency and the British vote to leave the EU from a fully semiotic perspective. He also explains how educational processes can use and respond to such events in ways that are locally grounded but nevertheless not at odds with more abstract formulations of progress such as sustainability and social justice.

About the authors

Andrew Stables is currently Senior Researcher at the International Semiotics Institute, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Roehampton, London. He was previously Professor of Education and Philosophy at the University of Bath (2004-2013) and the University of Roehampton (2013-2017).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21578-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Localism
Book Subtitle
Living in the Here and Now
Authors
Series Title
Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21579-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21579-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21578-1
Series ISSN
2510-442X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 112
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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