Peoples’ SpaceTimes in Global Processes: The Response of the Local

  • Orlando Fals Borda National University of Colombia

Abstract

The great American sociologist C. Wright Mills noted in 1959 that in our time the problems of Western societies are almost inevitably universal problems (Mills 1959:164-180). He already spoke of postmodernity and pointed his ?nger to one of the foremost characteristics of contemporary globalisation: the tension between Reason and Liberty. According to Mills, this tension caused malaise and a certain indifference that led to the formation of a happy robot in contrast to the Enlightenment model of a creative human being.
Published
2000-11-26
How to Cite
Fals Borda, O. (2000). Peoples’ SpaceTimes in Global Processes: The Response of the Local. Journal of World-Systems Research, 6(3), 624-634. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2000.197
Section
World-Systems Contemporary