Sociology of Globalization

ISBN-10: 0393927261

ISBN-13: 9780393927269

Edition: 2006

Authors: Saskia Sassen

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What does "globalization" mean? In her groundbreaking book, sociologist Saskia Sassen identifies two sets of processes that make up globalization. One is the set of global institutions, such as the World Trade Organization, global financial markets, the War Crime Tribunals, and the new global cosmopolitanism. There is a second set of processes that are frequently ignored by most social scientists and take place inside territories and occur on the national and local level. These can include state monetary and fiscal policy, networks of activists engaged in local struggles that have an explicit or implicit global agenda, and local and national politics that are unknowingly part of global networks containing similar localized efforts. Sassen's new book focuses on the importance of place, scale, and the meaning of the national to study globalization. By emphasizing the interplay between the global and the local, A Sociology of Globalization introduces readers to new forms and conditions such as global cities, transnational communities, and commodity chains that are increasingly common. Sassen's expanded approach to globalization offers new interpretive and analytic tools to understand the complex ideas of global interdependence
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List price: $13.75
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Areas of Research Computer-mediated communication (CMC) and the Internet; information exchange via CMC; online communities; e-learning; social network analysis; collaboration; social informatics; community informaticsSaskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). She is the author of Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (WWNorton 2007), the edited Deciphering the Globa: Its Spaces, Scales and Subjects (Routledge 2007), and The Global City. Her books have been translated into 22 languages. She is the editor of the volume on urban sustainability in the new 14-volume Encyclopedia of Life-Systems being (Oxford: EOLSS (2006), for which she coordinated a network of researchers and activists in thirty countries.

Preface
Introduction
Elements of a Sociology of Globalization
The State Confronts the Global Economy and Digital Networks
The Global City: Recovering Place and Social Practices
The Making of International Migrations
Emergent Global Classes
Local Actors in Global Politics
Emergent Global Formations and Research Agendas
Notes
References
Index
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