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Globalization and Autonomy

Welcome to the Globalization and Autonomy Online Compendium, a collective publication by the team of leading Canadian and international scholars who are part of the SSHRCC Major Collaborative Research Initiative on Globalization and Autonomy. Using the Compendium, the team is making the results of their research available to a wide public audience. Team members have prepared a glossary of hundreds of short articles on relevant persons, places, organizations, events and key concepts and compiled an extensive searchable bibliographical database. They have written short summaries of their research that will be published in academic form in the 10-volume UBC Press "Globalization and Autonomy Series: Dialectical Relationships Shaping the Contemporary World." Finally, the Compendium contains position papers and peer-reviewed research articles on globalization and autonomy issues.

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Research Papers

Gendering Globalization: Imperial Domesticity and Identity in Northern Pakistan

Nancy Cook | 15 January 2007

Keywords: international development, women, Orientalism, and governmentality

Autonomy and Domination within the Global Trade System: Developing Countries in the Quest for a Democratic WTO

Anna Lanoszka | 5 October 2006

Keywords: democracy, trade, and power relations

The Politics of Form and Alternative Autonomies: Indigenous Women, Subsistence Economies and the Gift Paradigm

Rauna Kuokkanen | 18 October 2007

Keywords: self-determination, models of self-governance, relational autonomy, and women's rights

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Empires and Autonomy: Moments in the History of Globalization

This volume synthesizes the recent outpouring of works on globalization and world history. Its essays depart from the existing literature by depicting forms of autonomy - individual, local, cultural, state, imperial - that were effaced, challenged, reconfigured, or even brought into being by emerging transcultural systems and empires.

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