Sociology: Book Series

Global Connections

Global Connections

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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.

  • Civilized Rebels

    An Inside Story of the West’s Retreat from Global Power

    By Dennis Smith

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
    Global Connections

  • The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions

    An integrated approach

    By Ugo Dessi

    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,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Global Connections

  • Community, Competition and Citizen Science

    Voluntary Distributed Computing in a Globalized World

    By Anne Holohan

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Global Connections

  • Reimagining Social Movements

    From Collectives to Individuals

    Edited by Antimo L. Farro, Henri Lustiger-Thaler

    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,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Global Connections

  • Decolonizing European Sociology

    Transdisciplinary Approaches

    By Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez, Manuela Boatcă, Sérgio Costa

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Global Connections

  • The Socio-Political Practice of Human Rights

    Between the Universal and the Particular

    By Kiran Kaur Grewal

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Global Connections

  • Glocal Pharma (Open Access)

    International Brands and the Imagination of Local Masculinity

    By Ericka Johnson, Ebba Sjögren, Cecilia Åsberg

    The Open Access version of this book, available at, 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’ -…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27
    Global Connections

  • Eurocentrism at the Margins

    Encounters, Critics and Going Beyond

    Edited by Lutfi Sunar

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20
    Global Connections

  • Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity

    By Roland Robertson, Didem Buhari-Gulmez

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15
    Global Connections

  • Violence and Gender in the Globalized World

    The Intimate and the Extimate, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Sanja Bahun, V.G. Julie Rajan

    Violence and Gender in the Globalized World expands the critical picture of gender and violence in the age of globalization by introducing a variety of uncommonly discussed geo-political sites and dynamics. The volume hosts methodologically and disciplinarily diverse contributions from around the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-11
    Global Connections

  • Global Exposure in East Asia

    A Comparative Study of Microglobalization

    By Ming-Chang Tsai

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Global Connections

  • Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism

    By Manuela Boatcă

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-01-28
    Global Connections

  • Global Islamophobia

    Muslims and Moral Panic in the West

    By George Morgan

    Edited by Scott Poynting

    The decade since 9/11 has seen a decline in liberal tolerance in the West as Muslims have endured increasing levels of repression. This book presents a series of case studies from Western Europe, Australia and North America demonstrating the transnational character of Islamophobia. The authors…

    Hardback – 2012-05-15
    Global Connections