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Wilson QuarterlyAnyone prepared to move beyond the seductiveness of libertarian ideology... will find Globalization as eloquent a summation of the problem as they are likely to encounter anywhere.
— Alan Ehrenhalt
— Alan Ehrenhalt
Utilizing the works of philosophers, historians, architects, and theoreticians, British sociologist Zygmunt Bauman takes a hard look at the history, ethics, and economic and social consequences of globalization, and finds that it will inevitably divide more than it unites.
A valuable introduction to the question of globalization, and, more importantly, sets a new agenda for sociological theory at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
A powerful antidote to bland political-cultural pronouncements of the 'there is no alternative' variety.
Brooding brilliance... Bauman subtly lays out [globalization's] 'human consequences.'
Anyone prepared to move beyond the seductiveness of libertarian ideology... will find Globalization as eloquent a summation of the problem as they are likely to encounter anywhere.
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2. Space Wars: a Career Report.
3. After the Nation-state - What?.
4. Tourists and Vagabonds.
5. Global Law, Local Orders.
Posted November 11, 2002
Bauman provides a spectacular thesis in this book. It is written well and reads is easily. The book not provides insightful and recognizable observation. At the same time, Bauman backs his argument up with relevant history and strong sources. He builds on his argument, such that the tertiary structures as well as the details create a fascinating argument that is unique and applicable. I highly reccomend reading Bauman. It gives strong insights into the world we live in and how we as individuals behave and how we can understand the lives we lead from a social perspective. It is great to see an author greet globalization and analyze it from a social perspective rather than an economic one!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.