Global Connections builds on the multi-dimensional and continuously expanding interest in globalization, focusing on 'connectedness' and providing accessible, concrete studies across a broad range of areas such as social and cultural life, and economic, political and technological activities. Interdisciplinary in approach, the series moves beyond abstract generalities and stereotypes: 'Global' is considered in the broadest sense of the word, embracing connections between different nations, regions and localities, including activities that are trans-national, and trans-local in scope; 'connections' refers to movements of people, ideas, resources, and all forms of communication as well as the opportunities and constraints faced in making, engaging with, and sometimes resisting globalization.
Teaching Practices in a Global Learning Environment An Interdisciplinary Take on International Education
Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity
Community, Competition and Citizen Science Voluntary Distributed Computing in a Globalized World
Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism
By Hanne Tange
October 16, 2020
This book examines teaching practices in international education, focusing on two significant meanings of the notion of ‘practice’: the concrete activities used by university lecturers and the role of education as a platform for transferring particular skills or approaches. In addition to ...
By Roland Robertson, Didem Buhari-Gulmez
August 14, 2018
The current discourse of globalization is overwhelmingly centred upon the interconnectedness, or connectivity, of the contemporary world; to the great neglect of the issues of global culture and global consciousness. With contemporary worldwide culture increasingly characterized by such themes as ...
By Kiran Kaur Grewal
August 14, 2018
This book examines discourses of rights and practices of resistance in post-conflict societies, exploring the interaction between the international human rights framework and different actors seeking political and social change. Presenting detailed new case studies from Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and ...
By Dennis Smith
May 15, 2018
Civilized Rebels compares in depth four very well-known literary and political figures, who all opposed arrogant regimes and became prisoners. Through comparative biographies of Oscar Wilde, Jean Améry, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi, it explores the long-term process of the retreat of the ...
By Ugo Dessi
May 24, 2017
The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach explores how Japanese religions respond to the relativizing effects of globalization, thereby repositioning themselves as global players. Organized around concrete case studies focusing on the engagement of Japanese Buddhism, ...
By Anne Holohan
November 28, 2016
Voluntary distributed computing projects divide large computational tasks into small pieces of data or work that are sent out over the Internet to be processed by individual users, who participate voluntarily in order to provide solutions that would ordinarily require investments of millions of ...
Edited By Antimo L. Farro, Henri Lustiger-Thaler
November 16, 2016
The social scientific study of social movements remains largely shaped by categories, concepts and debates that emerged in North Atlantic societies in the late 1960s and early 1970s, namely resource mobilization, framing, collective identity, and new social movements. It is now, however, ...
By Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez, Manuela Boatcă, Sérgio Costa
October 03, 2016
Decolonizing European Sociology builds on the work challenging the androcentric, colonial and ethnocentric perspectives eminent in mainstream European sociology by identifying and describing the processes at work in its current critical transformation. Divided into sections organized around themes ...
By Ericka Johnson, Ebba Sjögren, Cecilia Åsberg
May 27, 2016
The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. An exploration of how global pharmaceutical products are localized - of what happens when they become ‘glocal’ - ...
Edited By Lutfi Sunar
May 20, 2016
Eurocentrism remains a prevailing feature of Western-dominated social scientific perspectives, tending to ignore alternative views originating outside the West and thus maintaining a form of scholarly hegemony. As such, there is an urgent need to reconsider Eurocentrism in social science, to ask ...
By Manuela Boatcă
January 28, 2015
Based on theoretical developments in research on world-systems analysis, transnational migration, postcolonial and decolonial perspectives, whilst considering continuities of inequality patterns in the context of colonial and postcolonial realities, Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism proposes...
By Ming-Chang Tsai
June 28, 2015
In contrast to speculative, sweeping literature on globalization Global Exposure in East Asia grounds globalization theories in a detailed empirical analysis, providing a systematic investigation of what until now have been grand narratives of huge global phenomena. This book presents a micro-level...