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Apocolocyntosis by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

By Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Klein (1999) and Monbiot (2003) present critical views of globalization from the standpoint of contemporary activists. Giddens’ The Third Way and its Critics (2000) is a clear manifesto for a ‘transformationalist’ perspective on the contemporary globalization debate. There are a number of excellent readers on globalization which provide a broad selection of texts including Beynon and Dunkerley (2000) and Lechner and Boli (2000). qxd 11/20/2006 8:29 PM CHAPTER THREE •••••••• Page 36 The Collar Line and Urban Boundaries Introduction Collars and classes Work and stratification in post-war Britain Class theory in British post-war sociology The Marxist response to sociology Urban boundaries Conclusion Introduction In Chapter 2 we discussed the rise of modernity and industrial society and how in recent decades these two concepts, which formed the basis for much of the moral, political and economic order during the last 150 years, no longer have the same status at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

6 million ‘guest workers’ from countries such as Turkey and Greece (Castles and Miller, 2003: 72). Migrants tended to cluster in the cheapest housing and poorest inner-city neighbourhoods, not least as a result of racist housing policies and practices (Rex and Moore, 1967). The second more recent phase of migration associated with globalization has occurred during the last 30 years (Castles and Miller, 2003). Ehrenreich and Hochschild (2003) identify four main contemporary cross-regional flows of persons: From Southeast Asian countries, such as Bangladesh, to the oil-producing countries of the Middle East plus the Tiger Economies such as Singapore.

Derrida’s star ting point was his r ejection of a common model of knowledge and language, accor ding to which understanding something r equires acquaintance with its meaning, ideally a kind of acquaintance in which this meaning is dir ectly pr esent to consciousness. For him, this model involved ‘the my of pr esence’, the supposition that we gain our best understanding of something when it – and it alone – is present to our consciousness. He ar gued that understanding something r equires a grasp of the ways in which it relates to other things, and a capacity to r ecognize it on other occasions in dif ferent contexts – which can never be exhaustively pr edicted.

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