Globalization: A Reader

Globalization: A Reader

by Charles Lemert

Expected to become a classic in the field and the classroom standard for teachers and their students, this book offers the most comprehensive, engaging selection of classic and contemporary readings on globalization currently available.

Here, for the first time in print, is the full historical story of globalization - drawn from original sources, explained by

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Expected to become a classic in the field and the classroom standard for teachers and their students, this book offers the most comprehensive, engaging selection of classic and contemporary readings on globalization currently available.

Here, for the first time in print, is the full historical story of globalization - drawn from original sources, explained by accessible introductions and biographical commentaries, and clearly organized as a comprehensive teaching text to guide students through the ins and outs of globalization. With astonishing social, political and historical depth, the book ranges from the Babylonian and
Persian empires in Mesopotamia to the global electronic economy of the 21st century, from ancient Greece and imperial Rome to transformations in contemporary state power and global inequalities. From
Kenichi Ohmae to Al Gore, from Osama bin Laden to Timothy Garton-Ash, from Amartya Sen to Abdou Maliq Simone: this is a dazzling collection of the most important academic and public statements on globalization.

Throughout, the Editors expertly guide the reader through the complex terrain of globalization - its engaging histories, its transnational economies, its multiple cultures and cosmopolitan politics.

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Introduction: Globalization: Fluid Concept, Multiple Reality Part I: The Age of Empires, 3000BCE – 1500 CE The Imperial Disposition & Civilizational Empires 1.1 Egypt, The Narmer Palette (c. 3100 BCE) 1.2 Persia: Zarathustra, Avesta (9th/10th Centuries BCE) 1.3 Vedic Civilization India: Rig Veda (10th Century BCE) 1.4 Mesopotamia: The Epic of Gilgamesh (1200 BCE/ 700 BCE) 1.5 Ancient Israel: The Yahwist Myth of Creation and Fall (10th Century BCE) 1.6 China: Zhou Dynasty: Mencius on the Mandate of Heaven (c. 370 BCE - c. 290 BCE) 1.7 Arabia: Mohammad, Qu'ran & The Treaty of Hudabiyya 1.8 The Americas: The Abenaki Creation Story (3,000 BCE) 1.9 Greece: Homer, Iliad (725-675 BCE) Imperial Systems, Conflict, and Expansion 1.10 Egypt: Ramses II, The Battle of Kadesh (c. 1273 BCE) 1.11 Babylonia: Achaemenid Empire (550 - 330 BCE), Cyrus the Great 1.12 The Peloponnesian War (431 – 404 BCE): Thucydides 1.13 Alexander the Great of Macedonia: Plutarch 1.14 Post-Alexandrine Empires: Ptolemy I, The Rosetta Stone (196 BCE) 1.15 India: The Myuran Empire, Edicts of Ashoka 1.16 Rome, the Republic: Cicero (106 BCE - 43 BCE), de Re Publica 1.17 Rome, the Empire: Augustus, Deeds of Augustus (Res Gestae Divi Augusti) 1.19 Korea: Samguk Sagi: Unified Silla and the T'ang Dynasty 1.20 China: Fall of the Qin and the rise of the Han dynasty Instability and Decline in Global Empires 1.21 The Americas: Mayan Civilization, The Dresden Codex 1.22 Africa: Ibn Hawkal on the empires of Ghana and Mali 1.23 Japan: the Kojiki to the Edo Period 1.24 Americas: The Incas, Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (1438 - 1471) 1.25 Rome, the decline: Constantine & Augustine of Hippo 1.26 Mississippian Trading Zone: Cahokia Mounds (c. 1000 - 1100) 1.27 The Ottomans: Breach to the West 1.28 Meso-America: The Conquest of New Spain Part II: The Modern World System & Industrial Capitalism, 1500 – 1914 The European Voyages of Exploration and Discovery in the 16th Century 2.1 European World Economy 2.2 The Scandinavian Probes to North America 2.3 The Iberian Discoveries of the Americans 2.4 The English Settlements in North America 2.5 The Iberian Circumnavigation: Ferdinand Magellan The Interstate System & Colonization: After 1648 2.6 The Peace of Westphalia 2.7 America in the European Imagination 2.8 Early Trade Routes to the East: Marco Polo & the Silk Road 2.9 The Colony as the Gulag of Undesirables: Australia 2.10 The Colony as Wholly Owned Subsidiary: Leopold and the Belgian Congo 2.11 Pax Britannica & the Colonization of Civil Virtues The New Sciences of Global Imagination 2.12 The New Psychology of the Migrating Self: Descartes 2.15 Print & Literacy: Gutenberg & Luther 2.14 Longitudinal Reckoning 2.16 The War Machine: Land & Sea 2.17 Weights & Measures 2.18 Steam & Thermodynamics: Robert Boyle & James Watt 2.19 Steel & Heavy Industry: Bessemer 2.20 On the Origin of Species: Darwin Part III: The Short Twentieth Century: Global Uncertainty and Restructuring Revival of Empire, Global Wars, & Europe’s Decline: 1914-1945 3.1 Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand 3.2 The Great War of 1914 & Europe’s Lost Imperium 3.3 End of Dynasty & Nationalism in China, 1911 3.4 Versailles & the 30 Years war with Germany 3.5 Lenin and the Soviet Union, 1917 3.6 Japan and the Cult of the Emperor 3.7 National Socialism in Germany 3.8 The American Century, 1941 The Cold War as a Struggle for Global Control: 1946-1975 3.9 The Iron Curtain 3.10 The American Threat & Stalinism Ideology 3.11 The Soviet Threat & the Principle of Deterrence 3.12 Great Britain & Suez Crisis 3.13 Sponsored Resistance to Hegemonic Intrusions: Ho Chi Min Decolonizing Struggles: 1947 to 1962 3.15 Negritude and Violence 3.16 The Expulsion of the British and Partition of South Asia 3.17 The Leninist State with Buddhist Pretension: Mao’s Defeat of Nationalism 3.18 Congo: Patrice Lumumba 3.19 Cuba as the Thorn in the Flesh of the American Hegemony Global Forces Crash the Gates in the Global Centers: 1963 to 1991/2001 3.21 Asian influences on the American Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King, "My Trip to the Land of Gandhi", Malcolm X, "The Black Muslim Movement" 3.22 The Velvet Revolution Vaclav Havel, " 3.23 The Post-Colonial Nightmare in Africa: Zaire 3.24 Tiananmen Square: 1989 3.25 Perestroika & Glasnost: Gorbachev / 1989-91 3.26 The World Social Forum: Porto Alegre Part IV – The Great Globalization Debate Globalists 4.1 Kenichi Ohmae 4.2 Manuel Castells 4.3 Peter Dicken 4.4 Ulf Hannerz 4.5 Thomas Friedman Anti-Globalists 4.6 Paul Hirst and Grahame Thompson 4.7 Naomi Klein 4.8 Robert Gilpin 4.9 R.J. Barry Jones 4.10 Alan M. Rugman and Richard Hodgetts Transformationalists 4.11 Anthony Giddens 4.12 David Held and Anthony McGrew 4.13 Project for the New American Century 4.14 Aihwa Ong 4.15 Al Gore 4.16 Ulrich Beck Post-Globalists 4.17 Zygmunt Bauman 4.18 Arjun Appadurai 4.19 Fredric Jameson 4.20 Justin Rosenberg Part V: Globalization Since 2001-Present 9/11 and its Aftermath 5.1 Osama bin Laden 5.2 Slavoj Zizek 5.3 Joseph S. Nye, Jr. 5.4 Noam Chomsky Global Governance 5.5 The Commission on Global Governance 5.6 James N. Rosenau 5.7 David Held 5.8 G. John Ikenberry 5.8.5 Danilo Zolo Cultural Globalization, Global Culture 5.10 John Tomlinson 5.11 Tyler Cowen 5.12 Stuart Hall 5.13 Albert Paolini 5.14 Roland Robertson Globalizing Regions 5.15 Francis Fukayama 5.16 Samuel Huntington 5.17 Stanley Hoffman 5.20 Peter Kwong and Dusanka Miscevic 5.21 Doug Guthrie 5.22 Timothy Garton-Ash 5.23. Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck Part VI: Global Futures: Time and Tense Post-Contemporary Globalisms 6.1 Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guatari 6.2 Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri 6.3 Saskia Sassen 6.4 John Urry Global Civil Society in the Cosmopolitan Age 6.5 Amartya Sen 6.6 John Keane 6.7 Mary Kaldor 6.8 Kwame Anthony Appiah 6.10 Pheng Cheah Globalization and Personal Life: Intimate Globalism 6.11 Julia Kristeva 6.12 Dennis Altman 6.13 Nikos Papastergiadis 6.14 Jean-Luc Nancy 6.15 Judith Butler Information Technology & Assemblages 6.16 Paul Virilio 6.17 Giorgio Agamben 6.18 Manuel DeLanda 6.19 Achille Mbembe 6.20 AbdouMaliq Simone An Inconclusive Word, After the Crash of 2009

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