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Renato Ortiz

The Hegemony of the English Language and the Social Sciences

by Renato Ortiz

English is the official language of globalization. I say ‘officially’ because the presence of other languages is constitutive of our contemporary condition, even though one language, above others, takes a privileged position. In the global market of linguistic goods English becomes the language of global modernity. What are the implications for the social sciences? I would like to avoid two positions commonly encountered in intellectual...

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