Globalization and translation

Michael Cronin
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Globalization is generally held to be the defining feature of late modernity (Friedman 2005). In a widely quoted definition of globalization, Anthony Giddens claims that globalization is “the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa” (1990: 64). The ‘intensification’ can only take place, of course, if there is some way of ‘linking the distant localities’.

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