Spatial Transformations in World-Historical Perspective [chapter]

Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz, Corey R. Payne
2021 Spatial Transformations  
A world-historical perspective on spatial transformations The present moment is one of dramatic social change. The wave of "globalization" characterizing the world-system since the 1980s-as well as the movements against its harshest efects-have, in the words of the call for contributions to this volume, "manifest[ed] themselves in conficting approaches to interpreting spaces, as the Charlottesville protests and the debate about whether nation states should have more (or less) open borders show"
more » ... and have been "articulated in beliefs about security and insecurity, and in processes of closures, such as the rise in initiatives to build new border walls" (Knoblauch and Löw 2017a; cf. 2017b). Such reconfgurations are the guiding subject of this book. In this chapter, we aim to provide a world-historical perspective to this ongoing discussion of spatial transformations. We are particularly interested in addressing a guiding hypothesis of the Collaborative Research Center on the "Re-Figuration of Spaces" (CRC 1265, Berlin, Germany):
doi:10.4324/9781003036159-11 fatcat:k3ymk7wmrbajpfzhcqagcrc4ja