A Periodisation of Globalisation According to the Mauritian Integration into the International Sugar Commodity Chain (1825–2005)

Patrick Neveling, 2013

Name of publisher/editor

Palgrave Macmillan UK

Geographic area


Summary & key words

This chapter shows that the analysis of commodity chains can be fruitfully employed to respond to recent calls in the field of global/world history for a periodisation of globalisation. The commoditychain approach is ideally suited for advancing global historians’ understanding of the way that particular places are positioned within a changing capitalist world system. This is important because it is this capitalist world system that ultimately defines globalisation in a particular place and therefore also the periodisation of globalisation.


Subject (Categories)

economic social environmental