In this critical and sophisticated analysis, Philip F. Kelly challenges the conventional definition of globalization as an irresistible and inevitable force to which societies must succumb. By tracing the consequences of global economic integration in the Philippines, he argues that global processes are constituted, accommodated, mediated and resisted in social processes at multiple scales, from the national economy to the village and the household.
The Pacific Rim is the world’s most dynamic region. The rate of political, social, economic and cultural change is considerable, resulting in and from environmental and landscape change at various scales, from the regional, national and urban to the neighbourhood and the body. This series focuses on the issues of environmental change, urban, social and cultural transformation, and local and regional restructuring, and welcomes manuscripts that deal with local, national, regional and transnational geographies. It incorporates the best of contemporary research to provide a range of volumes that examine key developments in the region and that speak to global debates in geography and across the social sciences.