From the contents:ntroduction.- Borderlines in Time of Globalization: New Theoretical Perspective.- I: Reconceptionalizations of the Global: Borderlines in the World-System.- II: Defining Borderlines in the World-System: The Emergence of New Memberships.- III: The Global and the Local: The Collapse and Reconstruction of Borderlines.- Index.- Contributors.
Introduction. Borderlines in Time of Globalization: New Theoretical Perspective; G. Preyer, M. Bös. I: Reconceptionalizations of the Global: Borderlines in the World-System. The Continual Reconstruction of Multiple Modern Civilizations and Collective Identities; S.H. Eisenstadt. Globalization: A World-Systems Perspective; C.C. Dunn. World-Systems, Frontiers, and Ethnogenesis: Incorporation and Resistance to State Expansion; T.D. Hall. After History? The Last Frontier of Historical Capitalism; R.E. Lee. II: Defining Borderlines in the World-System: The Emergence of New Memberships. Globalization and the Evolution of Membership; G. Preyer. Enacting Globalization - Transnational Networks and the Deterritorialisation of Social Relationship; B. Axford. Immigration and the Open Society: The Normative Patterns of Membership in the Nation State; M. Bös. A Transformation of National Identity? Refugees and German Society after World War II; U. Gerhardt, B. Hohenester. III: The Global and the Local: The Collapse and Reconstruction of Borderlines. The Collapse of the Moral Boundaries of Peripherial Countries; C. Davies, E. Trivizas. Beyond `East' and `West'. On the European and Global Dimensions of the Fall of Communism; F.P. Wagner. Socioeconomic Restructurings of the Local Settings in the Era of Globalization; F. Entrena. Index. Contributors.
Scholars of different schools have extensively analyzed world systems as networks of communication under the fashionable heading `globalization.' Our collected new research pushes the argument one step further. Globalization is not a homogenization of all social life on earth. It is a heterogeneous process that connects the global and the local on different levels. To understand these contemporary developments this book employs innovative concepts, strategies of research, and explanations. Globalization is a metaphor for different borderstructures, new borderlines, and conditions of membership, which emerge in a global world-system. As a world-system expands it incorporates new territories and new peoples. The process of incorporation creates frontiers or boundaries of the world-system. These frontiers or boundary zones are the locus of resistance to incorporation, ethnogenesis, ethnic transformation, and ethnocide.