This week’s reading.

Although it is not required reading, you may also want to read chapter 1 of Arjun Appadurai’s book, Modernity at Large. In order to understand his arguments in chapter 2 (the required reading), it is helpful to look at a few points from the first chapter such as:

  • the distinction between fantasy and the work of the imagination;
  • the importance of media and migration as forces shaping and driving global processes;
  • the significance of the imagined self and imagined worlds;
  • the understanding of the concept “modernity” as it is deployed in the text;
  • the cultural forms and practices associated with “communities of sentiment” and “diasporic public spheres”; and
  • the argument that we should shift from thinking culture (in its noun form) to cultural (as the adjective form).
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