Landscapes of Global Capital
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What we are calling social constructions of globalism often get constructed with a sequence of four to five framed signifiers - Nasdaq sequences an older woman's Euro-face, a tight closeup of an Asian face, a shot of the Taj Mahal, and a Black face in succession to suggest a world composed of culturally and racially diverse individuals. This is another landscape of cultural globalism - a serial landscape of portraits. We have previously referred to this as one of a number of ways of signifying The images are less about an economy than about cultures and societies. Nevertheless the most glaring omission of the list of nations and continents that appear digitally on our screen is Africa. We might speculate that Africa simply holds out too little opportunity for economic gain -- it is a virtual nonentity in the digital world as it exists today.

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