Introduction: Three Globalisms of Contemporary Education
Globalisms then picture reality and reflect a particular representation of the world both how it came to be and also how it actively shapes the future.
Steger also distinguishes between different globalisms such as justice globalism, jihad globalism, and market globalism.
In this paper we discuss three globalisms that are important to understanding the emergence of conceptions of global education.
Each of these globalisms is a complex of competing narratives and sometimes opposing views.
Globalism, then, is the dominant political ideology of our time (Steger, 2008: 6) and neoliberalism as the dominant globalism 'endows the concept of globalization with market-oriented norms, values, and meanings' (p.
William Marling (2000) argues that the term globalism should be used to discuss the broader context of globalization typified by the transnational flows of capital that intensified after WWII.
If 'imperialism' and 'colonization' were the first stages of theorizing about globalism, John Tomlinson's Cultural Imperialism (1991) was arguably the end of this stage.
The third globalism considered here is the story of technological convergence that occurs through greater global interconnectivity.
Globalism and the Experiment of Openness: Global History as Interconnectivity--'We Never Expel a Foreigner'