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Empire of Knowledge: Culture and Plurality in the Global Economy

By: Vinay Lal

Price: $9.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013336

ISBN: 8178295954

Condition: New


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 ... View more info

Empire of Knowledge: Culture and Plurality in the Global Economy

By: Vinay Lal

Price: $12.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Vistaar Publications: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028340

ISBN: 8178295954

Condition: New


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 ... View more info