1st Edition

Sociology of Globalization
Cultures, Economies, and Politics

ISBN 9780813346694
Published March 29, 2012 by Routledge
386 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCING GLOBALIZATION 1 What Is Globalization? 2 A New Millennium Jurgen 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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