A Periodisation of Globalisation According to the Mauritian Integration into the International Sugar Commodity Chain (1825–2005)
Authors: Neveling, P.
Volume: Part F70
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.1 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.