This book brings together theories of world society with poststructuralist and postcolonial work on modern subjectivity to understand the universalising and particularising processes of globalisation. It addresses a theoretical void in global studies by attending to the co-constituted process through which modern subjectivities and global processes emerge and interact. The editors outline a key problem in global studies, which is a lack of engagement between the local/particular/individual and the 'universalising' processes in which they are situated. The volume deals with this concern with contributions from historical sociologists, poststructuralist and postcolonial scholars and by focusing in the Middle East, religion in global modernity and non-human subjectivities.
Dietrich Jung is Professor and Head of the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.Stephan Stetter is Professor of World Politics and Conflict Studies at the Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany/EU and co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen.