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Critical Globalization Studies is the first volume to map out a critical approach to the rapidly growing field of gloablization studies. Centrally concerned with global justice, the contributors both scrutinze and recast the subject. As well, the volume serves as a bridge connecting scholars of globalization, the policy world, and the global justice movement. The essays examine a wide range of topics too often left at the margin of globalization studies and in the process raise a host of crucial questions. Unique in its extensive and comprehensive approach, Critical Globalization Studies develops new and important theoretical perspectives on globalization while engaging global social activism. It is an indispenseable guide for both academics and practitioners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415949620
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/26/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

William Robinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Promoting Polyarchy, which won the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Political Economy of the World System section of the American Sociological Association
Richard Appelbaum is Professor of Sociology and Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published opinion pieces in The Los Angeles Times and The American Prospect. His most recent books include Behind the Label, States and Economic Development in the Asian Pacific Rim, and Sociology, and introductory textbook.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : toward a critical globalization studies - continued debates, new directions, neglected topics
1 If you want to be relevant : advice to the academic from a scholar-activist 3
2 What is a critical globalization studies? : intellectual labor and global society 11
3 What is a critical globalization studies? 19
4 Globalization in world-systems perspective 33
5 Waves of globalization and resistance in the capitalist world-system : social movements and critical global studies 45
6 Generic globalization, capitalist globalization, and beyond : a framework for critical globalization studies 55
7 Transnationalism and cosmopolitanism : errors of globalism 65
8 Toward a critical theory of globalization : a Habermasian approach 75
9 From globalization to the new imperialism 91
10 The crisis of the globalist project and the new economics of George W. Bush 101
11 Globalization and development studies 111
12 Globalization and racism : at home and abroad 121
13 Alternative globalizations : toward a critical globalization studies 131
14 The military-industrial complex in transnational class theory 141
15 The many scales of the global : implications for theory and for politics 155
16 Globalization, international migration, and transnationalism : some observations based on the Central American experience 167
17 Globalization and the making of a transnational middle class : implications for class analysis 177
18 Critical globalization studies and a network perspective on global civil society 187
19 Critical globalization studies and international law under conditions of postmodernity and late capitalism 197
20 Toward a sociology of human rights : critical globalization studies, international law, and the future of war 207
21 Reimagining the governance of globalization 217
22 Governing growth and inequality : the continuing relevance of strategic economic planning 227
23 The international division of reproductive labor : paid domestic work and globalization 237
24 Critical globalization studies and gender 249
25 Beyond Eurocentrism and Afrocentrism : globalization, critical hybridity, and postcolonial blackness 259
26 Globalization and the grotesque 269
27 The implications of subaltern epistemologies for global capitalism : transmodernity, border thinking, and global coloniality 283
28 Neoliberal globalization and resistance : a retrospective look at the East Asian crisis 293
29 Historical dynamics of globalization, war, and social protest 303
30 Globalization as a gender strategy : respectability, masculinity, and convertibility across the Vietnamese diaspora 313
31 The red, the green, the black, and the purple : reclaiming development, resisting globalization 323
32 Transnational feminism and globalization : bringing Third World women's voices from the margin to center 333
33 Globalization and transnational feminist networks (or how neoliberalism and fundamentalism riled the world's women) 349
34 Labor and the global logistics revolution 359
35 Fighting sweatshops : problems of enforcing global labor standards 369
36 Sewing for the global economy : thread of resistance in Vietnamese textile and garment industries 379
37 A revolution in kindness 393
38 Globalization : a path to global understanding or global plunder? 397
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