Here’s a great site on Atlanticism, mentioned as an ideological competitor with pan-Europeanism.
I’m psyched by the articles I’m assigned, but also by the piece by Susan Strange (our version is from The Global Transformations Reader).
If you didn’t read this as an argument for how to think about the conference we’re trying to organize (!) let me say a few words about social metonymy! 🙂
George Yudice is pretty hot. He doesn’t use the term, social interaction, but I think he’s on to it with his noticing of reception.
He mentions this anti-violence group, Viva Rio, which sponsors a host of social justice causes for Rio, Brazil. He’s talking about the international linkages between local causes and “certain social movements” in which “culture [can] no longer be seen as predominately as the reproduction of the ‘way of life’ of the nation as a discrete entity separate from global trends” (89).
The Fourth Declaration of the Larandon Jungle”. These are the Zapatistas. They are fighting hard.