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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.
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
|List of Figures and Tables||p. xi|
|What is Globalization?||p. 3|
|A New Millennium||p. 11|
|Globalizing Cultures||p. 29|
|Globalization as Hybridization||p. 39|
|Social Theory, Cultural Relativity, and the Problem of Globality||p. 61|
|Nothing (and Something)||p. 69|
|Jihad vs. McWorld or Jihad via McWorld?||p. 83|
|Re-embedding Identity Politics as a Response to Globalization||p. 99|
|The Production of Locality||p. 107|
|Ancillary Materials||p. 115|
|Globalizing Economies||p. 119|
|Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism||p. 129|
|Global Class Formation and the Rise of a Transnational Class||p. 147|
|The ABCs of Free Trade Agreements: The Dollars & Sense Collective||p. 159|
|The Ghosts in the Trees||p. 171|
|China Makes, the World Takes||p. 179|
|The Contradictions of Global Capitalism and the Future of Global Society||p. 193|
|Humanitarianism or the Internationalism of the Peoples?||p. 199|
|Ancillary Materials||p. 213|
|Globalizing Politics||p. 219|
|One Community||p. 229|
|Human Rights||p. 241|
|Global Sociology and the Nature of Rights||p. 263|
|Democracy's Failing Light||p. 275|
|The Counteroffensive to the 1960s Insurgencies: The Crime Issue||p. 297|
|Rights and Duties||p. 321|
|Humanitarian Intervention: Global Enforcement of Human Rights||p. 333|
|Ancillary Materials||p. 353|
|Source Credits||p. 359|
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