The Global Studies Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-07-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Ideal for undergraduate courses, The Global Studies Reader, Second Edition, is an engaging, accessible introduction that helps students better understand what constitutes the interdisciplinary field of Global Studies. The premier scholar of globalization studies, Manfred B. Steger, brings together twenty of the "greatest hits" of the field since it emerged in the 1980s, carefully selecting and editing these influential pieces out of a vast repertoire of writing. Manageable in length and price, this "Top 20" collection shows how globalization has evolved and how it serves as a backdrop to the current global economic crisis.

Author Biography

Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Political Science and Senior Advisor on International Education and Globalization to the Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He is also the Research Leader of the Globalization and Culture Program in RMIT University's Global Cities Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Steger is the author or editor of twenty-one books including Globalization: A Very Short Introduction, Third Edition (OUP, 2013).

Table of Contents

*=New to this Edition
Each section ends with Discussion Points & a Guide to Further Readings and Recommended Websites.
Introduction: What Is Global Studies?
1. Five Meanings of Global Civil Society, Mary Kaldor
* 2. Framing Global Governance, Five Gaps, Ramesh Thakur and Thomas G. Weiss
* 3. Political Ideologies in the Age of Globalization, Manfred B. Steger
4. Globalization and the Emergence of World Social Forums, Jackie Smith, Marina Karides, et al.
* 5. Global Media, Mobilization, and Revolution: The Arab Spring, Hans Schattle
* 1. How Small Entrepreneurs Clothe East Africa with Old American T-Shirts, Pietra Rivoli
2. The Specter that Haunts the Global Economy?: The Challenge of Global Feminism, Valentine Moghadam
* 3. Designing Capitalism 3.0, Dani Rodrik
* 4. The Global Network Society, Manuel Castells
* 5. The Googlization of Us: Universal Surveillance and Infrastructural Imperialism, Siva Vaidhyanathan
1. Globalization: Long Term Process or New Era in Human Affairs?, William H. McNeill
* 2. Slaves, Germs, and Trojan Horses, Nayan Chanda
* 3. Culture: The Global Game, Cosmopolitanism and Americanization, Richard Giulanotti and Roland Robertson
* 4. The American Global Cultural Brand, Lane Crothers
* 5. The Religion Market, Olivier Roy
1. The Urban Climacteric, Mike Davis
* 2. The Improbable Life of an Urban Patch: Deciphering the Hidden Logic of Global Urban Growth, Jeb Brugmann
* 3. Mobile Global Citizens, Luis Cabrera
* 4. An Overheated Planet, Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley
* 5. The One-Degree War, Paul Gilding

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