Globalizing Consumption and the Deferral of a Politics of Consequence

@article{James2012GlobalizingCA,
  title={Globalizing Consumption and the Deferral of a Politics of Consequence},
  author={Paul James and Andy Scerri},
  journal={Globalizations},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={225 - 240}
}
How do ‘we’ in the wealthy parts of the world rationalize our constant deferral of doing anything much, beyond symbolic moments of ameliorative action, about the problems starkly presented every night on the world news? Intensifying globalization, from electronic capitalism to techno-science, has drawn the fate of the world into an ever-tightening orbit. Indeed, the plight of others has become increasingly immediate. Images of crisis abound. However, despite the presence of these crises… Expand
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