'Globalization' is variously described in terms of the integration of markets, the increasing velocity of transactions, the opening up of new geographies for capital accumulation, de-regulation, and so on. This course looks to the Atlantic world as a starting point in understanding the rise of modern capitalism by way of the slave trade, the rise of finance capital, and the circulation of objects, ideas and people. This course goes on to questions relations of debt and dispossession; novel forms of governance and governmentality; flexibility and superfluity; and growing inequalities and constraints of late capitalism.
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 741S