Globalization : The Making of World Society

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-09
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Globalization: The Making of World Society is a stimulating, state-of-the-art text for any student of globalization, beginner or advanced. Makes a big, abstract topic very accessible through illustration with everyday experience Thorough and scholarly but written with a readable style Delves into timely, controversial issues and debates - impact of migration, global inequality, cultural homogeneity Combines several perspectives for new interpretation Includes chapter outlines and suggestions for further reading

Author Biography

Frank J. Lechner is Professor of Sociology at Emory University in Atlanta. Among his publications dealing with globalization are World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with John Boli) (Blackwell, 2005) and The Netherlands: Globalization and National Identity (2008) as well as an edited volume, The Globalization Reader (with John Boli) (third edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008). He has also written extensively about religion and social theory.

Table of Contents

List of Platesp. vii
List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
List of Boxesp. xii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of Acronymsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Global Experiencep. 11
Global Food and the History of Globalizationp. 13
Global Sports and the Direction of Globalizationp. 34
Global Media and the Varieties of Globalizationp. 56
Global Institutionsp. 77
The Global Economy and the Power of the Marketp. 79
Global States and the Specter of Retreatp. 103
Global Governance and the Prospects of World Lawp. 124
Global Civil Society and the Voices of Changep. 148
Global Religion and the Impact of Faithp. 168
Global Problemsp. 193
Global Migration: How New People Change Old Placesp. 195
Global Inequality: Winners and Losers in Globalizationp. 219
The Global Environment: Saving the Planet?p. 243
Global Justice: Is Another World Possible?p. 266
Glossaryp. 285
Referencesp. 288
Indexp. 311
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