Globalization and Belonging

Globalization and Belonging

by Michael Savage, Gaynor Bagnall, Brian Longhurst
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761949860

ISBN-13: 9780761949862

Pub. Date: 12/08/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'Globalization and Belonging's headline message - that place matters, that locality remains vital to people, is arresting' - Frank Webster, Professor of Sociology, City University, London

Drawing on long-term empirical research into cultural practices, lifestyles and identities, Globalization and Belonging explores how far-reaching global changes are

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'Globalization and Belonging's headline message - that place matters, that locality remains vital to people, is arresting' - Frank Webster, Professor of Sociology, City University, London

Drawing on long-term empirical research into cultural practices, lifestyles and identities, Globalization and Belonging explores how far-reaching global changes are articulated locally.

The authors address key sociological issues of stratification as analysis alongside 'cultural' issues of identity, difference, choice and lifestyle. Their original argument:

" Shows how globalisation theory conceives of the 'local'

" Reveals that people have a sense of elective belonging based on where they choose to put down roots

" Suggests that the feel of a place is much more strongly influenced by the values and lifestyles of those migrating to it

" reinvigorates debates in urban and community studies by recovering the 'local' as an intrinsic aspect of globalisation

Theoretically rigorous, the book is brought to life with direct quotations from the authors' research, and appeals to students in urban sociology, urban geography, media studies and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761949862
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/08/2004
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Global Change and Local Belonging
The Limits of Local Attachment
Parenting, Education and Elective Belonging
Suburbia and the Aura of Place
The Ambivalence of Urban Identity
'Manchester, So Much to Answer For'
Work Cultures and Social Ties
Mediascapes in the Mediation of the Local and the Global
Cosmopolitanism, Diaspora and Global Reflexivity

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