Introducing Globalization

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ISBN: 9781118241110
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Number of pages: 512
Author: Matthew Sparke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Introducing Globalization in PDF and EPUB Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/sparke – including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects Engage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization on the book's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IntroducingGlobalization, or learn more about this topic by enrolling in the free Coursera course Globalization and You at www.coursera.org/course/globalization


Introducing Globalization

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ISBN: 9780631231295
Release Date: 2013-02-04
Number of pages: 491
Author: Matthew Sparke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Introducing Globalization in PDF and EPUB "Introducing 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"--


Introducing Globalization

Filename: introducing-globalization.pdf
ISBN: 9780631231288
Release Date: 2013-02-04
Number of pages: 508
Author: Matthew Sparke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Introducing Globalization in PDF and EPUB Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/sparke – including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects Engage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization on the book's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IntroducingGlobalization, or learn more about this topic by enrolling in the free Coursera course Globalization and You at www.coursera.org/course/globalization


Introducing Globalization Ties Tensions and Uneven Integration

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ISBN: 9781478445159
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Number of pages: 96
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Download and read online Introducing Globalization Ties Tensions and Uneven Integration in PDF and EPUB Facts101 is your complete guide to Introducing Globalization, Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.


In the Space of Theory

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ISBN: 0816631905
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 395
Author: Matthew Sparke
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Download and read online In the Space of Theory in PDF and EPUB How is the meaning of the hyphen in “nation-state” changing in the context of globalization and proliferating political struggles? How can we investigate the transformation of the nation-state by marking the normally unmarked hyphen in “geo-graphy”? Debunking deterritorialization both as a discourse and as an antiessentialist abstraction, Matthew Sparke offers answers to these questions by examining the contemporary geographies of the United States and Canada. In the Space of Theory details the territorial implications of the Iraq war, NAFTA, welfare reform, constitutional reform, cross-border regional development, and the legal battles of First Nations. In using antiessentialist arguments to elucidate the complexity of these developments, Sparke seeks to ground and critique postfoundational theory itself. He shows how the postfoundational arguments of Homi Bhabha, Arjun Appadurai, Timothy Mitchell, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Michael Hardt, and Antonio Negri obscure politically important processes of reterritorialization at the same time they deterritorialize diverse theoretical assumptions about the nation-state. Engaged with theory and grounded in close study of cultural, political, and economic change, In the Space of Theory explores the geographies of struggle that at once underlie and undermine the hyphen in contemporary nation-states. Matthew Sparke is associate professor of geography and international studies at the University of Washington.


Globalization East and West

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ISBN: 9780857026705
Release Date: 2010-03-25
Number of pages: 256
Author: Bryan S Turner
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Globalization East and West in PDF and EPUB "A wide-ranging, significant contribution." - Göran Therborn, Cambridge University "A lively, well-informed, and accessible guide through the dynamics and complexities of globalization." - Robert Holton, Trinity College, Dublin "This is an excellent text on globalisation. It is theoretically sophisticated, critically engaging, and empirically comprehensive... perfect for courses on globalisation within sociology programmes in particular." - Andrew Kirton, Liverpool University Do we confuse globalization for Americanization? What are the distinctive elements in the interplay of the local and the global? This book examines globalization from the perspective of both the West and the East. It considers globalization as a general social and economic process, and the challenges it presents for Western social science. The meaning of a global perspective is explored through various concrete examples: religion, migration, medicine, terrorism, global disasters, citizenship, multiculturalism, media and popular culture. Introduced with a forword from Roland Robertson, the book is brimming with novel interpretations and fresh insights that will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of globalization.


Why Globalization Works

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ISBN: 9780300102529
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 398
Author: Martin Wolf
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Why Globalization Works in PDF and EPUB "Meticulous, well-structured, and persuasive." Martin Vander Weyer, Spectator


Globalization

Filename: globalization.pdf
ISBN: 0415238536
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Number of pages: 247
Author: Malcolm Waters
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Globalization in PDF and EPUB This study provides an introduction to the main arguments about the globalization process. It examines the theoretical and conceptual issues with substantive examples.


Globalization and Third World Women

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ISBN: 0754674630
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 214
Author: Ligaya Lindio-McGovern
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online Globalization and Third World Women in PDF and EPUB Adopting the notion of 'third world' as a political and geographical category, this volume analyzes marginalized women's experiences of globalization. The combination of a thematically structured investigation with the exploration of policy implications has resulted in an essential and cutting edge volume for sociological academics..


Globalization A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN: 9780191639661
Release Date: 2013-04-04
Number of pages: 176
Author: Manfred Steger
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online Globalization A Very Short Introduction in PDF and EPUB 'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic - and this Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a third edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization in accessible language as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


The Chibok Girls

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ISBN: 9780241980903
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Number of pages: 128
Author: Helon Habila
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Chibok Girls in PDF and EPUB An urgent Penguin Special investigating the 2014 mass-kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by the world's deadliest terrorists On 14th April 2014, 276 girls disappeared from a secondary school in northern Nigeria, kidnapped by the world's deadliest terror group. A tiny number have escaped back to their families but over 200 remain missing. Reporting from inside the traumatised and blockaded community of Chibok, Helon Habila tracks down the survivors and the bereaved. Two years after the attack, he bears witness to their stories and to their grief. And moving from the personal to the political, he presents a comprehensive indictment of Boko Haram, tracing the circumstances of their ascent and the terrible fallout of their ongoing presence in Nigeria.


Origination

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ISBN: 9781118556405
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Number of pages: 248
Author: Andy Pike
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Origination in PDF and EPUB "From Latin Americas coffe and Thai silks to Danish furniture and Hollywood films, geographical associations add untold meaning and value to commodities. Yet while social science research has long focused on the 'Country of Origin' and it inextricable links to consumer behaviour, it has failed to develop critical ways of thinking about the geographies of brands, and branding that encompass and extend beyond this national frame. Origination: The Geographies of brands and Branding addresses this gap by introducing the innovative theoretical and conceptual framework of origination to understand how actors involved in commodity brands and branding create meaning and value through processes of geographical association. To illustrate concepts and facilitate understanding, origination is explored through an in-depth analysis of Newcastle Brown Ale; 'national' origination is addresses by examination of the iconic Burberry brand; and 'global' origination is discussed in relation to the Apple brand. Through rigorous research, Origination: The Geographies of Brands and Branding provides innovative insights into the integral role of geographical associations in creating meaning and value in brands and branding in the contemporaty international economy"--Jacket.


The Mountain

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ISBN: 9780226031255
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Number of pages: 352
Author: Bernard Debarbieux
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online The Mountain in PDF and EPUB In The Mountain, geographers Bernard Debarbieux and Gilles Rudaz trace the origins of the very concept of a mountain, showing how it is not a mere geographic feature but ultimately an idea, one that has evolved over time, influenced by changes in political climates and cultural attitudes. To truly understand mountains, they argue, we must view them not only as material realities but as social constructs, ones that can mean radically different things to different people in different settings. From the Enlightenment to the present day, and using a variety of case studies from all the continents, the authors show us how our ideas of and about mountains have changed with the times and how a wide range of policies, from border delineation to forestry as well as nature protection and social programs, have been shaped according to them. A rich hybrid analysis of geography, history, culture, and politics, the book promises to forever change the way we look at mountains.


Revolt of the Saints

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ISBN: 9780822395706
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Number of pages: 480
Author: John F. Collins
Publisher: Duke University Press

Download and read online Revolt of the Saints in PDF and EPUB In 1985 the Pelourinho neighborhood in Salvador, Brazil was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the next decades, over 4,000 residents who failed to meet the state's definition of "proper Afro-Brazilianness" were expelled to make way for hotels, boutiques, NGOs, and other attractions. In Revolt of the Saints, John F. Collins explores the contested removal of the inhabitants of Brazil’s first capital and best-known site for Afro-Brazilian history, arguing that the neighborhood’s most recent reconstruction, begun in 1992 and supposedly intended to celebrate the Pelourinho's working-class citizens and their culture, revolves around gendered and racialized forms of making Brazil modern. He situates this focus on national origins and the commodification of residents' most intimate practices within a longer history of government and elite attempts to "improve" the citizenry’s racial stock even as these efforts take new form today. In this novel analysis of the overlaps of race, space, and history, Collins thus draws on state-citizen negotiations of everyday life to detail how residents’ responses to the attempt to market Afro-Brazilian culture and reimagine the nation’s foundations both illuminate and contribute to recent shifts in Brazil’s racial politics.


Handbook of Neoliberalism

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ISBN: 9781317549659
Release Date: 2016-07-07
Number of pages: 666
Author: Simon Springer
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Handbook of Neoliberalism in PDF and EPUB Neoliberalism is easily one of the most powerful discourses toemerge within the social sciences in the last two decades, and the number of scholars who write about this dynamic and unfolding process of socio-spatial transformation is astonishing. Even more surprising though is that there has, until now, not been an attempt to provide a wide-ranging volume that engages with the multiple registers in which neoliberalism has evolved. The Routledge Handbook of Neoliberalism seeks to offer a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of neoliberalism by examining the range of ways that it has been theorized, promoted, critiqued, and put into practice in a variety of geographical locations and institutional frameworks. With contributions from over 50 leading authors working at institutions around the world the volumes seven sections will offer a systematic overview of neoliberalism’s origins, political implications, social tensions, spaces, natures and environments, and aftermaths in addressing ongoing and emerging debates. The volume aims to provide the first comprehensive overview of the field and to advance the established and emergent debates in a field that has grown exponentially over the past two decades, coinciding with the meteoric rise of neoliberalism as a hegemonic ideology, state form, policy and program, and governmentality. It includes a substantive introductory chapter and will serve as an invaluable resource for undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scholars alike.