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Sociology of Globalization : Cultures, Economies, and Politics



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A rich collection of diverse voices, The Sociology of Globalizationexamines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research, and engaging journalism. Key pieces from imminent scholars, journalists, and theorists will resonate with students, stretch the classroom into their daily lives, and give the study of globalization concrete meaning. Each of three sections-culture, economy, and politics-begins with an original introduction from the editor which familiarizes readers with essential themes and concepts and provides necessary context for the readings that follow. Useful resources for further research, including books, articles, photos, and websites, are also provided to exemplify and add relevance to major topics. Accessible and expansive, this is the ideal primary reader or supplement for undergraduate courses on the sociology of globalization.

Author Biography

Keri E. Iyall Smith is an assistant professor of sociology at Suffolk University in Boston. She has published articles on hybridity and world society, human rights, indigenous peoples, and teaching sociology, and she is the former vice president of Sociologists without Borders.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Figures and Tablesp. xi
Introducing Globalization
What is Globalization?p. 3
A New Millenniump. 11
Globalizationp. 19
Globalizing Culturesp. 29
Globalization as Hybridizationp. 39
Social Theory, Cultural Relativity, and the Problem of Globalityp. 61
Nothing (and Something)p. 69
Jihad vs. McWorld or Jihad via McWorld?p. 83
Re-embedding Identity Politics as a Response to Globalizationp. 99
The Production of Localityp. 107
Ancillary Materialsp. 115
Globalizing Economiesp. 119
Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalismp. 129
Global Class Formation and the Rise of a Transnational Classp. 147
The ABCs of Free Trade Agreements: The Dollars & Sense Collectivep. 159
The Ghosts in the Treesp. 171
China Makes, the World Takesp. 179
The Contradictions of Global Capitalism and the Future of Global Societyp. 193
Humanitarianism or the Internationalism of the Peoples?p. 199
Ancillary Materialsp. 213
Globalizing Politicsp. 219
One Communityp. 229
Human Rightsp. 241
Global Sociology and the Nature of Rightsp. 263
Democracy's Failing Lightp. 275
The Counteroffensive to the 1960s Insurgencies: The Crime Issuep. 297
Rights and Dutiesp. 321
Humanitarian Intervention: Global Enforcement of Human Rightsp. 333
Ancillary Materialsp. 353
Source Creditsp. 359
Indexp. 361
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