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The Blackwell Companion to Globalization


The Blackwell Companion to Globalization


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von: George Ritzer

35,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9780470766422
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 752

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This companion features original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations. Introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies Explores the major areas of impact, including the environment, cities, outsourcing, consumerism, global media, politics, religion, and public health Addresses the foremost concerns of global inequality, corruption, international terrorism, war, and the future of globalization Wide-ranging and comprehensive, an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines
List of Illustrations viii Notes on Contributors x IntroductionGeorge Ritzer 1 PART I: INTRODUCTION 15 Introduction to Part IGeorge Ritzer 16 1. Globalization in Hard Times: Contention in the Academy and BeyondAnthony McGrew 29 2. What Is Globalization?Roland Robertson and Kathleen E. White 54 3. The Cultural Construction of Neoliberal GlobalizationRobert J. Antonio 67 4. Globalization: The Major PlayersGeorge M. Thomas 84 5. Globalization TodayJohn Boli and Velina Petrova 103 6. Theories of GlobalizationWilliam I. Robinson 125 7. Studying Globalization: Methodological IssuesSalvatore Babones 144 8. Cosmopolitanism: A Critical Theory for the Twenty-fi rst CenturyUlrich Beck 162 PART II: THE MAJOR DOMAINS 177 Introduction to Part IIGeorge Ritzer 178 9. The End of Globalization? The Implications of Migration for State, Society and EconomySubhrajit Guhathakurta, David Jacobson and Nicholas C. DelSordi 201 10. Globalization and the Agrarian WorldPhilip McMichael 216 11. Globalization and the EnvironmentSteve Yearley 239 12. Cities and GlobalizationMichael Timberlake and Xiulian Ma 254 13. The Sociology of Global OrganizationsStewart Clegg and Chris Carter 272 14. Economic Globalization: CorporationsPeter Dicken 291 15. Outsourcing: Globalization and BeyondGeorge Ritzer and Craig Lair 307 16. Globalization and Consumer CultureDouglas J. Goodman 330 17. Cultural GlobalizationJohn Tomlinson 352 18. Globalization and IdeologyManfred B. Steger 367 19. Media and GlobalizationDouglas Kellner and Clayton Pierce 383 20. Globalization and Information and Communications Technologies: The Case of WarHoward Tumber and Frank Webster 396 21. Political GlobalizationGerard Delanty and Chris Rumford 414 22. Globalization and Public PolicyTim Blackman 429 23. Religion and GlobalizationPeter Beyer 444 24. Globalization and Higher EducationPeter Manicas 461 25. Sport and GlobalizationDavid L. Andrews and Andrew D. Grainger 478 26. The Fate of the LocalMelissa L. Caldwell and Eriberto P. Lozada Jr 498 27. Public Health in a Globalizing World: Challenges and OpportunitiesFarnoosh Hashemian and Derek Yach 516 PART III: MAJOR ISSUES AND CONCLUSIONS 539 Introduction to Part IIIGeorge Ritzer 540 28. Globalization and Global Inequalities: Recent TrendsGlenn Firebaugh and Brian Goesling 549 29. World Inequality in the Twenty-fi rst Century: Patterns and TendenciesRoberto Patricio Korzeniewicz and Timothy Patrick Moran 565 30. Globalization and CorruptionCarolyn Warner 593 31. Globalization and SexualityKathryn Farr 610 32. War in the Era of Economic GlobalizationGerald Schneider 630 33. Globalization and International TerrorismGus Martin 644 34. Resisting GlobalizationRichard Kahn and Douglas Kellner 662 35. The Futures of GlobalizationBryan S. Turner 675 Index 693
“The stimulating essays in this remarkably comprehensive collection cover important global trends, present intriguing theoretical perspectives, and take sides in current debates on globalization. Many illustrate what Ritzer calls the “globophobic” thrust in recent work on the subject. This volume is required reading for serious students of globalization.” Frank J. Lechner, Emory University "This is a thoroughly collated, unique combination of encyclopaedic surveys of the major controversies that split/unite the on-going debate on the origins, dynamics and the prospects of globalization, with illuminating case studies exploring the diverse impacts of globalizing pressures on contemporary life in all parts of the planet. An exceptionally useful reference, gathering under one cover texts otherwise difficult to access and seldom considered together." Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds and University of Warsaw
George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He was awarded the 2000 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the American Sociological Association and he has authored many refereed articles and more than 25 books, including monographs, reference works, and textbooks. He has been a major contributor to the literature on globalization as an author and editor, especially The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization (5 vols., 2012); Globalization: A Basic Text (2nd edition,  2015 with Paul Dean), The McDonaldization of Society (8 editions, last in 2015), Expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society (1995) and The Globalization of Nothing (2nd edition 2007). He is editor of The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (11 vols., 2007; 2nd ed. forthcoming).
This companion features 35 original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations. The essays focus on key questions in the debate surrounding globalization: does globalization bring with it more or less inequality? How is power distributed globally? What role does technology play? What is the significance of the nation-state in contemporary globalization? The volume also explores the often overlooked underbelly of globalization, including coverage of international terrorism, sex trafficking, corruption, war, and environmental problems. The Blackwell Companion to Globalization introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies, and explores the major areas affected by globalization including the environment, media and communication, and economic and social relationships.
“The stimulating essays in this remarkably comprehensive collection cover important global trends, present intriguing theoretical perspectives, and take sides in current debates on globalization. Many illustrate what Ritzer calls the “globophobic” thrust in recent work on the subject. This volume is required reading for serious students of globalization.” Frank J. Lechner, Emory University "This is a thoroughly collated, unique combination of encyclopaedic surveys of the major controversies that split/unite the on-going debate on the origins, dynamics and the prospects of globalization, with illuminating case studies exploring the diverse impacts of globalizing pressures on contemporary life in all parts of the planet. An exceptionally useful reference, gathering under one cover texts otherwise difficult to access and seldom considered together." Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds and University of Warsaw

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