Introduction: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization

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This introduction begins by examining how the dominant national paradigm has been challenged by the global as an academic, and mainstream, preoccupation, and then argues for the reconceptualization of the national within the global in design history before exploring the contribution of the chapters presented in the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Worlds
Subtitle of host publicationNational Design Histories in an Age of Globalization
EditorsKjetil Fallan, Grace Lees-Maffei
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78533-156-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-78533-155-8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

Publication series

NameMaking Sense of History
PublisherBerghahn Books


  • Design History
  • Design
  • Globalization
  • national identity
  • history
  • Methodology
  • Historiography


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