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The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies

Edited By

Bryan Turner

ISBN 9780415686082
Published August 23, 2011 by Routledge
728 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic, technological, social and cultural changes in globalization. The handbook examines many negative aspects – new wars, slavery, illegal migration, pollution and inequality – but concludes with an examination of responses to these problems through human rights organizations, international labour law and the growth of cosmopolitanism. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches with essays covering sociology, demography, economics, politics, anthropology and history.

The Handbook, written in a clear and direct style, will appeal to a wide audience. The extensive references and sources will direct students to areas of further study.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theories and Definitions  1. Theories of Globalization: Issues and Origins Bryan Turner  2. Limiting Theory: Rethinking Approaches to Cultures of Globalization Smitha Radhakrishnan  3. Economic Theories of Globalisation Patrik Asper and Sebastian Kohl  4. Internet and Globalization Lior Gelerenter and Motti Regev  5. Anti-globalization Movements:from Critiques to Alternatives Thomas Mertes  6. History and Hegemony.The United States and Globalization Jan Nederveen Peterse  7. Vulnerability and Globalization: the Social Impact Peadar Kirby  Part 2: Substantive Issues  8. Transformations of the World’s Population: the Demographic Revolution John McInnes and Julio Perez Dias  9. All That is Modern Freezes Again:Migration History, Globalization and the Politics of Newness Adam McKeown  10. Climate Change, Globalization and Carbonization Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Felicia Allegra Peck  11. Infectious Disease and Globalization Susan Kippax and Niamh Stephenson  12. Globalization, Disasters and Disaster Response Habib Khonderker  13. The Globalization of Crime Robert Winslow and Virginia Winslow  14. Religion out of Place? Globalization of Religious Fundamentalism Peter Beyer  15. Globalization and Indigenous Peoples: New Old Patterns Colin Samson and Carlos Gigoux  16. Genocide in the Global Age Martin Shaw  17. Global Elites Jan Pakulski  18. Globalization, Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism Daniele Conversi  19. The Global Drive to Commodify Pensions Robin Blackburn  Part 3: New Institutions and Cultures  20. Popular Culture, Fans and Globalization Cornel Sandvoss  21.Film and Globalization: from Hollywood to Bollywood Stephen Teo  22. Global Cities Chris Hudson  23. Crossing Divides: Consumption and Globalization in History Frank Trentman  24. Pluralism, Globalization and the Modernization of Gender and Sexual Relations in Asia Michael Peletz  25. Globalization and Food: the Dialectics of Globality and Locality David Inglis  26. Borders, Passports and the Global Mobility Mark Salter  27. Globalization of Space: from the Global to the Galactic Peter Dickens and James Ormond  28. Globalization and Americanization Stephen Mennell  Part 4: Critical Solutions  29. Globalization and Labour. Putting the ILO in its Places Anthony Woodiwiss  30. Globalisation of Human Rights Thomas Cushman  31. Global civil Society and the World Social Forum Kay Anantram, Christopher Chase Dunn, Ellen Reese  32. Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Contemporary Practice and Social Theory Humeira Iqtidar  33. New Cosmopolitanism in the Social Sciences Ulrich Beck and Nathan Sznaider  34. Globalization and its Possible Futures Bryan S. Turner

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Bryan S. Turner was Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge (1998-2005) and at the National University of Singapore (2005-2009). He is currently the Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College USA and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, University of Western Sydney, Australia. He has published The New Medical Sociology (2004) and The Body and Society (2008).


'Bryan Turner is one of today’s most creative social scientists and it is a treat for the reader that he now has turned his attention also to globalization. The topics that are discussed in this work are all extremely well chosen and cover everything from economics, internet and politics to the climate, Human Rights and the spread of infectious diseases. The Handbook of Globalization Studies is a must for everybody who wants to better understand the contemporary world as well as for every library that wants to serve and educate its visitors.' Richard Swedberg, Cornell University, USA

'This volume provides a valuable overview of contemporary discussions of globalization and what exactly the term means. Bryan Turner's introduction surveys the relevant debates with breadth and sobriety, calling into question some of the reigning shibboleths about this much-discussed but little-understood buzzword of our times. The volume will be useful to the specialist and the student alike.' - John Torpey, City University of New York Graduate Center, USA

'The Handbook of Globalization Studies makes a significant contribution to the widely discussed theme of globalization. Bryan Turner has skilfully brought together a variety of scholars from a broad range of social science disciplines, and the reader will be impressed by the rich and insightful arguments that emerge from this diverse range of perspectives.' - Mohamed Cherkaoui, CNRS and University of Paris Sorbonne

'It is a timely, well puttogether compendium with an index incorporating key words and authors.' - Linda Low,  Abu Dhabi Government and University of United Arab Emirates