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By Gabriel Rockhill

ISBN-10: 0822369648

ISBN-13: 9780822369646

ISBN-10: 0822369761

ISBN-13: 9780822369769

In Counter-History of the Present Gabriel Rockhill contests, dismantles, and displaces essentially the most common understandings of the modern global: that we're all residing in a democratized and globalized period in detail hooked up via a unmarried, overarching fiscal and technological community. Noting how this kind of narrative fails to account for the stories of the billions of people that lack monetary safety, electronic entry, and genuine political strength, Rockhill interrogates the ways that this grand narrative has emerged within the related old, monetary, and cultural context because the fervid growth of neoliberalism. He additionally reviews the concurrent valorization of democracy, that's frequently used to justify U.S. army interventions at the behalf of capital. constructing an alternate account of the present conjuncture that recognizes the plurality of lived reports world wide and in numerous social strata, he shifts the rules upon which debates in regards to the modern global could be staged. Rockhill's counter-history thereby deals a brand new grammar for historic narratives, developing area for the articulation of futures now not engulfed within the perpetuation of the present.

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