Empire of Knowledge: Culture and Plurality in the Global Economy

By: Vinay Lal

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Offering a dissenting perspective on the politics of knowledge, this book is a powerful critique of the intellectual and cultural assumptions that underline the current processes of development, modernization and globalization. The author demonstrates that the world as we know it today is understood largely through categories that are the product of Western knowledge systems. His critique of the existing world order and his vision of possible futures encourage the reader to engage in the study of the West. Rather than merely reversing Orientalism, such a study would create a body of knowledge about the West that would enable people to better understand both themselves and the West. This important and lucidly written book deconstructs the cultural assumptions that have emerged alongside capitalism and offers a devastating critique of the politics of knowledge at the heart of all powerbroking. Printed Pages: 308.

Title: Empire of Knowledge: Culture and Plurality in the Global Economy

Author Name: Vinay Lal

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics, Economics, Globalization,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Vistaar Publications: 2005

ISBN: 8178295954

ISBN 13: 9788178295954

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 028340

Keywords: Empire of Knowledge Culture Global Economy