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Thinking Globally: A Global Studies Reader
     

Thinking Globally: A Global Studies Reader

by Mark Juergensmeyer
 

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In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer’s own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from

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In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer’s own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as:

• Challenges of the global economy
• Fading of the nation-state
• Emerging nationalisms and transnational ideologies
• Hidden economies of sex trafficking and the illegal drug trade
• New communications media
• Environmental crises
• Human rights abuses

Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students, and an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520958012
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
1,235,816
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Global Studies and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A scholar and writer best known for his studies of religious violence and global religion, he has also written on conflict resolution and on South Asian religion and society. He has authored or edited over twenty books, including Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State and the UC Press best-seller Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence.

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