Mary Kalantzis's plenary address at the 2005 International Conference on the Humanities (Cambridge, U.K.) argues that globalization and diversity ground the world of our times. The article expands on this notion as Kalantzis and co-author Bill Cope describe three instantiations of globalization since the evolutionary processes of human beings began. The third globalization of which we are a part today, they argue, is characterized by layers upon layers of difference. These layers, moreover, are supported through new media and the Internet-and may indeed return us to "multilingualism, divergence, and enduringly deep diversity.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-411
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Composition
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2006


  • Command structures
  • Diversity
  • Globalization
  • Modernity
  • Symbol systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language


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