Modern Subjectivities in World Society

Global Structures and Local Practices

  • Dietrich Jung
  • Stephan Stetter

Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations book series (PSIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dietrich Jung, Stephan Stetter
    Pages 1-20
  3. World Society and Modern Subjectivity: Conceptual Reformulation

  4. The Politics of Modern Subjectivities in World Society

  5. World Society, Modern Subjectivity, and Religion

  6. Alternative Subjectivities: Technology and the Anthropocene

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-235

About this book


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


globalisation universal globalization International Relations Middle East Global Modernity Religion Politics globalization post-structuralist postcolonial global processes political theory World Society world politics universalization political science Palestine national subjectivities modern subjectivities post-wetphalian world non-human subjectivities

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietrich Jung
    • 1
  • Stephan Stetter
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Contemporary Middle East StudiesUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark
  2. 2.Faculty of Social Sciences and Public AffairsBundeswehr University MunichMunichGermany

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