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Book Description

This companion features original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations.
  • Introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies
  • Explores the major areas of impact, including the environment, cities, outsourcing, consumerism, global media, politics, religion, and public health
  • Addresses the foremost concerns of global inequality, corruption, international terrorism, war, and the future of globalization
  • Wide-ranging and comprehensive, an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. List of Illustrations
  6. Notes on Contributors
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I: Introduction
    1. Introduction to Part I
    2. Chapter 1: Globalization in Hard Times: Contention in the Academy and Beyond
    3. Chapter 2: What Is Globalization?
    4. Chapter 3: The Cultural Construction of Neoliberal Globalization
    5. Chapter 4: Globalization: The Major Players
    6. Chapter 5: Globalization Today
    7. Chapter 6: Theories of Globalization
    8. Chapter 7: Studying Globalization: Methodological Issues
    9. Chapter 8: Cosmopolitanism: A Critical Theory for the Twenty-first Century
  9. Part II: The Major Domains
    1. Introduction to Part II
    2. Chapter 9: The End of Globalization? The Implications of Migration for State, Society and Economy
    3. Chapter 10: Globalization and the Agrarian World
    4. Chapter 11: Globalization and the Environment
    5. Chapter 12: Cities and Globalization
    6. Chapter 13: The Sociology of Global Organizations
    7. Chapter 14: Economic Globalization: Corporations
    8. Chapter 15: Outsourcing: Globalization and Beyond
    9. Chapter 16: Globalization and Consumer Culture
    10. Chapter 17: Cultural Globalization
    11. Chapter 18: Globalization and Ideology
    12. Chapter 19: Media and Globalization
    13. Chapter 20: Globalization and Information and Communications Technologies: The Case of War
    14. Chapter 21: Political Globalization
    15. Chapter 22: Globalization and Public Policy
    16. Chapter 23: Religion and Globalization
    17. Chapter 24: Globalization and Higher Education
    18. Chapter 25: Sport and Globalization
    19. Chapter 26: The Fate of the Local
    20. Chapter 27: Public Health in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities
  10. Part III: Major Issues And Conclusions
    1. Introduction to Part III
    2. Chapter 28: Globalization and Global Inequalities: Recent Trends
    3. Chapter 29: World Inequality in the Twenty-first Century: Patterns and Tendencies
    4. Chapter 30: Globalization and Corruption
    5. Chapter 31: Globalization and Sexuality
    6. Chapter 32: War in the Era of Economic Globalization
    7. Chapter 33: Globalization and International Terrorism
    8. Chapter 34: Resisting Globalization
    9. Chapter 35: The Futures of Globalization
  11. Index
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