This panel invites contributions to anthropological theories that seek to understand the experience, production, and recreation of presumably universal value regimes or universal economic regimes around the globe from both phenomenological and political economic perspectives.
In recent years, several concepts have emerged that aim to reconsider notions of "the global". Burawoy's "global ethnography" establishes a methodology to cover the global's experience and production. Tsing's effort to capture the "global situation" calls for theoretical approaches covering the global both in its spatialised political and economic and in its imaginary and constructed dimen-sions. Thus, our discipline has come to understand "local" social phenomena in terms of entangled hierarchies of economic and power inequalities and dis-ciplinary regimes of citizenship. However, few studies have attempted to de-velop a theoretically-informed perspective that reveals the ways in which such inequalities are successfully recreated and requalified. This panel invites contributions that aim to close this gap between advanced methodological approaches and less sophisticated theoretical approaches and seeks to understand the experience and production of presumably universal value regimes or presumably universal economic regimes from the perspec-tives of phenomenology and political economy.
Some remarks on the scalar structurations of capitalism and the anthropology of the twentieth century global system