Journal Article

Beyond European imaginaries? The Paradoxical Cartography of a Land of Strangers

Published 1 January 2013 / By Michael Keith

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Introduction

This article suggests that a politics of difference demands a recognition of a paradox of universal welfare and a paradox of pirate modernities. The former rests on the fiscal cartography of institutional governance. The latter rests on a reframing of the notion of arrival in an age of globalisation. Both would benefit from an analytical blurring of perspectives that privilege the everyday world of cities of the Global South and those of the Global North.

Keith, M. (2013) 'Beyond European imaginaries? The Paradoxical Cartography of a Land of Strangers', Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 20(1): 24-30