Social units of world history

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The Roots of Tribalism
By John Rapley, Jamaica Gleaner, 12 July 2001. Tribalism has everywhere been constructed by politicians. It is a universal phenomenon that appears to arise from the social character of the human species. Tribal politics is anything but traditional. It is, in fact, thoroughly modern.
Globalizing Labour Historiography: The IISH Approach
By Marcel van der Linden, International Institute of Social History, 2002. Various trends in labor history make a reconceptualization unavoidable. For too long have we worked with a predominantly North-Atlantic bias. What we need now is a “methodological transcontinentalization or globalization”.