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Globalization The Key Concepts

ISBN-10: 1845205243
ISBN-13: 9781845205249
Edition: 2007
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Description: Globalization is the buzzword of the 21st century. If we live in a globalised world, what does this mean for our economies, our cultures, our work and leisure, even our sense of ourselves? Globalization: The Key Concepts presents an accessible and  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 9/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Globalization is the buzzword of the 21st century. If we live in a globalised world, what does this mean for our economies, our cultures, our work and leisure, even our sense of ourselves? Globalization: The Key Concepts presents an accessible and provocative guide to the way we live now. The causes and the effects of globalization are hotly disputed and the book aims to present the range of arguments in a clear and balanced way. However, arguing that variation is as characteristic of globalization as standardization, the book stresses the necessity for a bottom-up, comparative analysis. Distinguishing between the cultural, political, economic and ecological aspects of globalization, the book highlights the implications of globalization for people's everyday lives. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with wide-ranging case material. Chapter summaries and a guide to further reading underline the book's concern to clarify this most complex and influential of ideas.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and the Free University of Amsterdam. He is author of numerous works including Ethnicity and Nationalism, Small Places - Large Issues, Common Denominators and Engaging Anthropology.

Preface
Introduction
Globalization Today
What Globalization Is Not
Globalizers and Sceptics
Dimensions of Globalization
Chapter Summary
Disembedding
Introduction
Globalization and Distance
Towards a More Abstract World
Abstract Time and Temperature
Money as a Means of Communication
Abstract Music
Watersheds
Nationalism as a Template for Globalization
Other Disembedding Mechanisms
Critics of Disembedding
Chapter Summary
Acceleration
Introduction
Time-Space Compression
Accelerated Change
Acceleration in the Media
Simultaneity
Some Further Implications of Acceleration
Chapter Summary
Standardization
Introduction
Some Standards of a Global Modernity
Some Contemporary Forms of Standardization
Obsolescence
The Globalization of Nothing
McWorld and its Discontents
MS Word
Human Rights and Identity Politics
The Non-Standardized
Chapter Summary
Interconnectedness
Introduction
The Network Society
Communication Networks
A Networked Global Economy?
Global Governance?
Translation
Remittances and Cheap Calls
Football and Globalization
Delinking, Chosen and Enforced
Chapter Summary
Movement
Introduction
Transnational Migration
Outsourcing the Nation-State?
Tourism
The Tourist and the Refugee
Long-Distance Nationalism
Nostalgia
Chapter Summary
Mixing
Introduction
Forms of Mixing
Hybridity and Creolization
World Music
A 'Mixed' Family in Mauritius
A Model
Chapter Summary
Vulnerability
Introduction
Natural and Manufactured Risks?
Perceived Risks and Real Consequences
Climate Change
Climate Change and Global Democracy
Reliance on Expert Systems
Globalization and the 'War on Terror'
Chapter Summary
Re-embedding
Introduction
Identity Politics as a Response to Globalization
The Case of Indigenous Peoples
Re-embedding in Diasporas
The Importance of Trust
Chapter Summary
Questions for Essays and Class Discussion
Annotated Guide for Further Reading
General Bibliography
Index

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