The Rumor of Globalization: Globalism, Counterworks and the Location of Commodity

@article{Mukhopadhyay2005TheRO,
  title={The Rumor of Globalization: Globalism, Counterworks
and the Location of Commodity},
  author={Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay},
  journal={Dialectical Anthropology},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={35-60}
}
This article seeks to document the vernacular perceptions of ‘globalization’ in rural Bengal (India) and, in that connection, seeks to rethink some long-held western notions concerning commodity, consumption, representation, the nature of sociality and the politics of democratic empowerment in the third-world. In the subaltern imaginary, images seem to play a crucial role conductive to empowerment. Also, far from resisting globalization and consumption, the rural poor seems to have assimilated… 

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