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The first full-scale textbook of its kind, Globalization provides a balanced introduction to the major topics in globalization studies. Develops a unique perspective on globalization early in the book and uses it throughout to orient and organize discussion of a wide range of topics and parts of the world Integrated use of a wide array of materials- empirical research, theories, newspaper and magazine articles, monographs, popular books, etc Makes extensive use of maps throughout to illustrate key points about globalization Includes a glossary of key terms Designed to work either on its own or as a package with an accompanying cross-referenced reader constructed around the basic concepts of globalization
George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and his awards include the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award. He has authored numerous books, including several student textbooks, and is editor of The Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2005), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007 and continuing online), and The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization (forthcoming). His books, the best-known of which is The McDonaldization of Society (1993; 2008), have been translated into over twenty languages.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures|
|Globalization I: Liquids, Flows, and Structures|
|Some of the Basics|
|From Solids to Liquids (to Gases|
|Does Globalization Hop Rather Than Flow?|
|Heavy, Light, Weightless|
|Heavy Structures That Expedite Flows|
|Heavy Structures as Barriers to Flows|
|Subtler Structural Barriers|
|Structure and Process|
|On the Increasing Ubiquity of Global Flows (and Processes) and Structures|
|Thinking About Global Flows and Structures|
|Globalization II: Some Basic Issues, Debates, and Controversies|
|Is There Such a Thing as Globalization?|
|If There Is Such a Thing as Globalization, When Did It Begin?|
|Globalization or Globalizations?|
|What Drives Globalization?|
|If There Is Such a Thing as Globalization, Is It Inexorable?|
|Does Globaphilia or Globaphobia Have the Upper Hand?|
|If Globalization Is Not Inexorable, Has It Gone Too Far?|
|What, if Anything, Can be Done About Globalization?|
|Globalization and Related Processes I: Imperialism, Colonialism, Development, Westernization, Easternization|
|Comparisons with Globalization|
|The Era of the "Posts"|
|Globalization and Related Processes II: Americanization and Anti-Americanism|
|Some Useful Conceptual Distinctions|
|America∆s Logistical Technologies|
|A Broader and Deeper View of the Americanization of Consumer Culture|
|An American Empire?|
|Minimizing the Importance of Americanization|
|Neo-Liberalism: Roots, Principles, Criticisms, and Neo-Marxian Alternatives|
|The Past, Present, and Future of Neo-Liberalism|
|Neo-Liberalism: An Exemplary Statement and the Basic Principles|
|Popular Neo-Liberal "Theory": The Case of Thomas Friedman|
|Neo-Liberalism as Exception|
|Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Israel|
|The End of History|
|The Death of Neo-Liberalism?|
|Neo-Marxian Theoretical Alternatives to Neo-Liberalism|
|Global Political Structures and Processes|
|On Political Processes and Flows|
|Threats to the Nation-State|
|In Defense of the Nation-State|
|Changes in Global Nation-State Relations|
|Other Global Political Developments and Structures|
|Regional Political Organizations|
|Structuring the Global Economy|
|Before Bretton Woods|
|Bretton Woods and the Bretton Woods System|
|The End of Bretton Woods|
|Changes in, and Critiques of, Bretton-Woods-Era Organizations|
|Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD|
|European Union (Common Market|
|North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA|
|The Multinational Corporation (MNC|
|World Economic Forum|
|The Myth of Economic Globalization?|
|Global Economic Flows: Production and Consumption|
|Increasing Competition for Commodities|
|The Economic Impact of the Flow of Oil|
|Race to the Bottom and Upgrading|
|Corporations, People, and Ideas|
|Global Culture and Cultural Flows|
|High-Tech Global Flows and Structures: Technology, Media, and the Internet|
|Global Flows of People: Vagabonds and Tourists|
|Tourists and Tourism|
|Global Environmental Flows|
|Differences among Nation-States|
|The Leading Environmental Problems|
|Negative Global Flows and Processes: Dangerous Imports, Diseases, Crime, Terrorism, War|
|The Impact of Negative Global Flows on Individuals|
|Global Inequalities I: Patterns of Inequality|
|Global Inequalities II: Global MajorityŻMinority Relations|
|MajorityŻMinority Relations in a Global Context|
|Race and Ethnicity|
|Sexual Minorities: Gays and Lesbians|
|Responding to and Resisting Minority Status: The Case of Women|
|Dealing with, Resisting, and the Futures of, Globalization|
|Dealing with Globalization|
|The Futures of Globalization|
|Appendix: Disciplinary Approaches to Globalization|
|Literary Criticism (Postcolonial|
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