January 2020 Newsletter: New Publications

Forthcoming: The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies, Edited by S.A. Hamed Hosseini, James Goodman, Sara Motta, and Barry K. Gills

Description: The Routlege Handbook of Transformative Global Studies is the first of its kind in Globalization, Development, and Global Studies that is very mu8ch in tune with the pioneering scholarly and activist struggles in response to the complexities of c urrent historical ‘interregnum’; a critical and a growingly chaotic episode in the world history that heralds the expiration of the legitimacy of old hegemonic world systems and the intensifying conflicts over the opportunities to shape the new ones.

The Handbook’s primary goal is to transform the field of global studies by promoting a radically transformative agenda in potentially multiple senses: First, adopting a post-Eurocentric approach, it revisits and reinvents the (meta-)theoretical underpinning of mainstream global studies in the context of new global transitions and the existential challenges. It promotes a different mode of global studies scholarship, in contra—distinction with well-known scholarly theories and intellectual discourses shaped during the heyday of the post-Cold War globalization era (Part 1). Second, it addresses the root causes of the socio—political, ecological and economic crises of our time and questions many of ideologically-manufactured consents and social myths that enable the continuation of carbon-, capital- and growth— dependent ‘modes of livelihood and sociability’ (Part II); and Third, it offers a strong focus on investigation and engagement with the rising (but under-represented) progressive transformative movements and post-capitalist alternatives (PART III).

Contributors to this handbook are from a broad range of disciplines such as economic and political sociology, anthropology, history, critical literature, post-colonial studies, international relations, political sciences, geography, economics, political economy, criminology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, education, ethics and theology. It therefore appeals to a broad range of researchers, students, and readers from different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. The handbook gives greater visiblity to the experiences of Global South, committing itself to the decolonization of the scholarship, by incorporating authors from the non-English speaking societies.

The readership of the Handbook is multi-disciplinary, including a broad range of international civil society organizations involved in policy making processes at the national and international levels, social movement activists, researchers, and both undergraduate and graduate students of related fields from around the world.