Globalization and the Fate of Theory
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Theoretically, Empire by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri has taught us that global power transcends the nation state and works according to a logic of transnational corporations feeding on markets – big and small, local and universal. Arjun Appadurai has taught us that globalization enters the imaginary as much as it enters into national politics and economics, transforming into identities that are less corrupted than creatively transformed. Keller Easterling has taught us that globalization oers, through its own confusions and inconsistencies, spaces open to subversive architectural operations. Patrik Schumacher has told us that parametrics is the formal expression of globalization’s smooth, all-over content. Manuel DeLanda demonstrates that, as global citizens, we occupy a network arranged around nodes and points of information convergence. Cultural theory in general tells us that globalization, unlike internationalism and modernism, does away with western hegemony. In all of this, globalization looks kind of interesting, creative.