Sociology of Globalization: Cultures, Economies, and Politics [NOOK Book]

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A rich collection of diverse voices, Sociology of Globalization examines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research, and engaging journalism. Key pieces from prominent scholars, journalists, and theorists will resonate with students, stretch the classroom into their daily lives, and give the study of globalization concrete meaning. ...
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Sociology of Globalization: Cultures, Economies, and Politics

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Overview

A rich collection of diverse voices, Sociology of Globalization examines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research, and engaging journalism. Key pieces from prominent scholars, journalists, and theorists will resonate with students, stretch the classroom into their daily lives, and give the study of globalization concrete meaning. Each of three sections—culture, economy, and politics—begins with an original introduction from the editor which familiarizes readers with essential themes and concepts and provides necessary context for the readings that follow. Useful resources for further research, including websites, films, and class exercises, are also provided to exemplify and add relevance to major topics. Accessible and expansive, this is the ideal primary reader or supplement for undergraduate courses on the sociology of globalization.
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Editorial Reviews

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“With analytic precision, experiential details, and insight, Keri E. Iyall Smith has organized readings that help readers understand the distinction between globalization and global capitalism. This distinction is an original and exceedingly useful contribution, not only for the classroom but also for scholarship. Congratulations to Professor Iyall Smith!”
Judith Blau, University of North Carolina

“This is a very useful collection of major contributions to the study of globalization and the condition of the modern world.”
Roland Robertson, University of Pittsburgh and University of Aberdeen

“This volume provides a relevant and insightful overview of dimensions of globalization and pertinent concerns.”
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Superbly chosen and highly readable essays from experts, astutely selected for the student or interested reader, that cover multiple angles. Iyall Smith’s insightful commentaries that mix her personal experiences, and refer to prospective readers’ own, enhance this delightful collection. Highly recommended.”
Dennis Loo, author of Globalization and the Demolition of Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813346700
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 994 KB

Meet the Author

Keri E. Iyall Smith is an assistant professor of sociology at Suffolk University in Boston. She has published articles on hybridity and world society, human rights, indigenous peoples, and teaching sociology, and she is the former vice-president of Sociologists Without Borders.
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCING GLOBALIZATION
1 What Is Globalization?

2 A New Millennium
Jürgen Osterhammel and Niels P. Petersson

3 Globalization
Anthony Giddens

CULTURE
4 Globalizing Cultures

5 Globalization as Hybridization
Jan Nederveen Pieterse

6 Social Theory, Cultural Relativity, and the Problem of Globality
Roland Robertson

7 Nothing (and Something)
George Ritzer

8 Jihad vs. McWorld or Jihad via McWorld?
Benjamin Barber

9 Re-embedding Identity Politics as a Response to Globalization
Thomas Hylland Eriksen

10 The Production of Locality
Arjun Appadurai

Ancillary Materials

ECONOMY
11 Globalizing Economies

12 Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism
Samir Amin

13 Global Class Formation and the Rise of a Transnational Class
William I. Robinson

14 The ABCs of Free Trade Agreements
The Dollars&Sense Collective

15 The Ghosts in the Trees
Rachel Louise Snyder

16 China Makes, the World Takes
James Fallows

17 The Contradictions of Global Capitalism and the Future of Global Society
William I. Robinson

18 Humanitarianism or the Internationalism of the Peoples?
Samir Amin

Ancillary Materials

POLITICS
19 Globalizing Politics

20 One Community
Peter Singer

21 Human Rights
Judith Blau and Alberto Moncada

22 Global Sociology and the Nature of Rights
Bryan S. Turner

23 Democracy’s Failing Light
Arundhati Roy

24 The Counteroffensive to the 1960s Insurgencies: The Crime Issue
Dennis Loo

25 Rights and Duties
Judith Blau and Alberto Moncada

26 Humanitarian Intervention: Global Enforcement of Human Rights
Wayne Sandholtz

Ancillary Materials
Source Credits
Index
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