Globalization, Transnationalism, and the Local in Ancient Greece

Abstract : This article examines the idea that Greek poleis were interconnected in different types of networks and that localism and the notion of the local are byproducts of globalism. It considers how Greek cities interacted through multidirectional relationships by focusing on the relationship of the polis to transnationalism and globalization. It first discusses the concept of spatial turn before turning to the interactions between poleis through supra-civic structures. It then addresses the tension felt by Greek communities between the inside and the outside, the local and the global, and the civic and the supra-civic, along with the dream of insularity as a polis ideology. It also analyzes the Greek poleis' control over civic bodies and borders, especially the movements of people in and out of cities. The article suggests that localism may be better understood through the neologism of (g)localism instead of " parochialism. "
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Christel Muller. Globalization, Transnationalism, and the Local in Ancient Greece . Oxford Handbooks Online, Classical Studies, Social and Economic HistorY, Oxford University Press, 2016, ⟨10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935390.013.42⟩. ⟨hal-01668503⟩

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