Readings in Globalization Key Concepts and Major Debates

ISBN-10: 1405132736

ISBN-13: 9781405132732

Edition: 2010

Authors: George Ritzer, Zeynep Atalay

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This engaging anthology introduces students to the major concepts of globalization within the context of the key debates and disputes. 'Readings in Globalization' illustrates that major debates in the field are not only useful to examine for their own merit but can extend our knowledge of globalization.
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List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Introduction to the Book
Introduction to Globalization Debates
Is Globalization Civilizing, Destructive or Feeble? A Critique of Five Key Debates in the Social Science Literature
Political Economy
Civilizations
The Clash of Civilizations?
Global Utopias and Clashing Civilizations: Misunderstanding the Present
Can Civilizations Clash?
History Ends, Worlds Collide
If Not Civilizations, What? Paradigms of the Post-Cold War World
Orientalism, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism
Orientalism: Introduction
Orientalism and Orientalism in Reverse
Postcolonialism and Its Discontents
Said's Orientalism: A Vital Contribution Today
Neoliberalism
Freedom versus Collectivism in Foreign Aid
The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
Freedom's Just Another Word . . .
Neoliberalism as Exception, Exception to Neoliberalism
Structural Adjustment
Structural Adjustment in East and Southeast Asia: Lessons from Latin America
The Social Consequences of Structural Adjustment: Recent Evidence and Current Debates
The Human Rights Effects of World Bank Structural Adjustment, 1981-2000
How International Monetary Fund and World Bank Policies Undermine Labor Power and Rights
Who Has Failed Africa?: IMF Measures or the African Leadership?
Nation-State
Sociology and the Nation-State in an Era of Shifting Boundaries
The Westfailure System
Globalization and the Myth of the Powerless State
Globalization and the Resilience of State Power
Beyond Nation-State Paradigms: Globalization, Sociology, and the Challenge of Transnational Studies
Transnationalism
Transnational Practices
Social Theory and Globalization: The Rise of a Transnational State
Revisiting the Question of the Transnational State: A Comment on William Robinson's "Social Theory and Globalization"
World Systems
The Modern World-System: Theoretical Reprise
Competing Conceptions of Globalization
Empire
Empire
The Global Coliseum: On Empire
Retrieving the Imperial: Empire and International Relations
Africa: the Black Hole at the Middle of Empire?
The New World Order (They Mean It)
Adventures of the Multitude: Response of the Authors
Network Society and Informationalism
Toward a Sociology of the Network Society
Depoliticizing Globalization: From Neo-Marxism to the Network Society of Manuel Castells
World Risk Society and Cosmopolitanism
The Terrorist Threat: World Risk Society Revisited
Risk, Globalisation and the State: A Critical Appraisal of Ulrich Beck and the World Risk Society Thesis
Unpacking Cosmopolitanism for the Social Sciences: A Research Agenda
Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism
McWorld and Jihad
Jihad vs McWorld
Paris Is Burning: Jihad vs McWorld
Sovereignty and Emergency: Political Theology, Islam and American Conservatism
On Terrorism and the New Democratic Realism
Culture
Globalization and Culture: Three Paradigms (Jan Nederveen Pieterse)
Creolization, Hybridity, and Glocalization
The World in Creolisation
Flows, Boundaries and Hybrids: Keywords in Transnational Anthropology
Globalization as Hybridization
Glocalization: Time-Space and Homogeneity-Heterogeneity
Critiquing Creolization, Hybridity, and Glocalization
Hybridity, So What? The Anti-Hybridity Backlash and the Riddles of Recognition
The Global, the Local, and the Hybrid: A Native Ethnography of Glocalization
Globalization and Trinidad Carnival: Diaspora, Hybridity and Identity in Global Culture
Mapping the "Glocal" Village: The Political Limits of "Glocalization"
Rethinking Globalization: Glocalization/Grobalization and Something/Nothing
Dialectics of Something and Nothing: Critical Reflections on Ritzer's Globalization Analysis
McDonaldization
An Introduction to McDonaldization
McDonaldization and the Global Culture of Consumption
The McDonald's Mosaic: Glocalization and Diversity
Transnationalism, Localization, and Fast Foods in East Asia
Global Implications of McDonaldization and Disneyization
Glocommodification: How the Global Consumes the Local - McDonald's in Israel
World Culture
World Culture: Origins and Consequences
Norms, Culture, and World Politics: Insights from Sociology's Institutionalism
Sources and Credits
Index
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