Orbits of Contemporary Globalization

A. Fuat Fırat
2017 Markets, Globalization & Development Review: The Official Journal of the International Society of Markets and Development  
Contrary to the commonly accepted view, human beings were global (i.e., migratory and without borders) to begin with and then localized as they started to reduce hunting and gathering and got into agriculture and animal husbandry. When they were migratory, humans exchanged genes, tools, culturesin effect, they were already globalizing. In the second part of this commentary, I analyze the contemporary conditions of globalization. I suggest that today we are experiencing a market centered
more » ... phic culture; and the possibilities for richer and more inclusive symbolic cultures exist, and need to be cultivated.
doi:10.23860/mgdr-2017-02-03-03 fatcat:szjijlzlzzcfpdckosmwfy45jy