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An Introduction to Globalization is a major textbook on globalization designed specifically for introductory courses, actively encouraging students to engage with the topic and develop informed opinions about controversial debates.#xA0; Introduces students to the contemporary debates surrounding globalization Features numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, and other illustrations Each chapter is followed by suggestions for further reading and student research A helpful extended bibliography and glossary of key terms Accompanying website with#xA0; hot links to news report examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, as well as archived examples of student work projects
Matthew Sparke is Professor of Geography and International Studies at the University of Washington, where he also serves as the Director of the undergraduate program in Global Health. He has authored over 60 scholarly publications, including the book In the Space of Theory (2005), but he is also dedicated to teaching about globalization as well as writing about it. He has multiple awards for his work as a teacher, including the lifetime Distinguished Teaching award from the University of Washington.
Table of Contents
List of Figures vii
List of Tables ix
1 Globalization 1
2 Discourse 27
3 Commodities 57
4 Labor 99
5 Money 139
6 Law 181
7 Governance 227
8 Space 279
9 Health 337
10 Responses 389