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date: 25 January 2021

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The events in Seattle surrounding—or more accurately, opposing—the meeting of the World Trade Organization in the fall of 1999 constituted a symbolic beginning of the targeting of the global. Seattle 1999 amplified a strong switch away from the adage, “think globally, act locally.” Similar protests against globalization and capitalism took place in other parts of the world, but Seattle 1999 constitutes a symbolic representation of a major turn in the general and diffuse conceptions of globalization and globality. Since Seattle, the rallying cry appears to be that global action is required to confront perceived exploiters of the deprived, the poor, the oppressed, and so on; or that “localization” can only be achieved globally. And this is precisely one point where religion becomes particularly salient. Fundamentalism provides some fertile ground for the exploration of anti-global religious movements and trends. This article examines anti-global movements, religion and economic globalization, and the impact of globalization on “local” religion.

Keywords: Seattle, globalization, religion, fundamentalism, capitalism, local religion

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