Sociology of Globalization

Author: Saskia Sassen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393927269

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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In her groundbreaking book, sociologist Saskia Sassen identifies two sets of processes that make up globalization. One is the set of global institutions, such as the World Trade Organization, global financial markets, the War Crimes Tribunals and the new global cosmopolitanism. However, there is a second set of processes, frequently ignored by most social scientists, that occur on the national and local level. These processes can include state monetary and fiscal policy, networks of activists engaged in local struggles that have an explicit or implicit global agenda, and local and national politics that are unknowingly part of global networks containing similar localized efforts. Sassen's new book focuses on the importance of place, scale and the meaning of the national to study globalization. By emphasizing the interplay between the global and the local, A Sociology of Globalization introduces readers to new forms and conditions such as global cities, transnational communities and commodity chains that are increasingly common. Sassen's expanded approach to globalization offers new interpretive and analytic tools to understand the complex ideas of global interdependence.
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Contemporary Economic Sociology

Globalization, Production, Inequality

Author: Fran Tonkiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134419481

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Contemporary Economic Sociology closely examines critical and contemporary issues in the sociology of economic life. Bringing together a range of theoretical perspectives, Fran Tonkiss examines major shifts in the organization of economy and society - from the politics of globalization to the cultural economy, social exclusion and the 'end' of class. This new volume is organized around three core themes (globalization, production and inequality) and answers the questions: how are transnational processes re-making contemporary economies? can capitalist globalization be governed or resisted? do class relations still shape people’s social identities? how can we think about inequality in national and international contexts? Key changes in each of these domains raise new challenges for analyzing social and economic relations, power, agency and identity. Setting these changes in a transnational context, this book examines how these issues are being re-shaped in contemporary societies, and explores competing frameworks for understanding such changes. Drawing on arguments from economic sociology, politics and policy studies, political economy and critical geography, the text focuses on both conceptual approaches to the social study of the economy, and trans-national processes of social and economic restructuring. The arguments provide a critical overview of current concerns for economic sociology, and extend the boundaries of the discipline to a new set of questions. The text is particularly relevant to undergraduate and graduate students and scholars in the fields of economic and political sociology, politics and government, geography, economics and international relations.
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Die Chimäre einer Globalen Öffentlichkeit

Internationale Medienberichterstattung und die Legitimationskrise der Vereinten Nationen

Author: Dirk-Claas Ulrich

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839432626

Category: Political Science

Page: 590

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Aktuelle gesellschaftliche Diskurse sind vielfach von Globalisierungsassoziationen geprägt. Sie gehören zum allgegenwärtigen Argumentationsrepertoire und werden zumeist als Inbegriff einer faktischen Globalisierung idealisiert. In seiner Analyse der medialen Darstellung der Vereinten Nationen (UN) geht Dirk-Claas Ulrich den Verflechtungen von Medien und Öffentlichkeiten nach und klärt, inwieweit sich diese den normativen Minimalanforderungen globaler Öffentlichkeitsformationen annähern. Zugleich widmet er sich der Frage nach einer medial multiplizierten UN-Legitimationskrise. In der Verknüpfung von Globalisierungs-, Öffentlichkeits- und Auslandsberichterstattungstheorie leuchtet die Studie die empirische Substanz einer Global Public Sphere detailliert aus.
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Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos

Author: Boike Rehbein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134092296

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Incorporating original fieldwork carried out over a period of more than ten years, combined with innovative theoretical argument, Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos presents one of the first sociological investigations into modern Laos. Boike Rehbein gives a fascinating overview of contemporary Lao culture and society, whilst linking local and national phenomena to tendencies of globalization and the history of the region. The book introduces a new theoretical approach based on the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, applying this sociology to the interpretation of Lao history. It also examines various aspects of Lao culture and society, including economics, politics, language, higher education, music, and religion. Rehbein concludes by attempting to synthesize these cultural elements with the impact of globalization to give a synopsis of contemporary Lao society. Written by an expert in Lao history and culture, familiar with the language and the people, this book will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Laos, Southeast Asia, social theory and globalization.
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Contemporary Political Sociology

Globalization, Politics and Power

Author: Kate Nash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320770

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This fully revised and updated introduction to political sociologyincorporates the burgeoning literature on globalization and showshow contemporary politics is linked to cultural issues, socialstructure and democratizing social action. New material on global governance, human rights, global socialmovements, global media New discussion of democracy and democratization Clearly lays out what is at stake in deciding betweenalternatives of cosmopolitanism, imperialism and nationalism Includes additional discussion of the importance of studyingculture to political sociology
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Globalization, Knowledge and Society

Readings from International Sociology

Author: Martin Albrow,Elizabeth King

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803983243

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Globalization, Knowledge and Society addresses the issues involved in the development of sociology as a global discipline and the increasing interpenetration of national traditions, cultures and economies through global change. Classic issues of relativism and universalism are raised in a new context. The related problems of tensions between national sociological traditions and the international discipline are explored. Finally the book considers the transnational process of social change, particularly as exemplified in international actors such as the Green and peace movements. This innovative volume, drawing on papers from International Sociology, addresses key questions for all those interested either in th
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Society and Knowledge

Contemporary Perspectives in the Sociology of Knowledge and Science

Author: Nico Stehr,Volker Meja

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412815772

Category: Social Science

Page: 451

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The sociology of knowledge is generally seen as part of the sociology of cultural products. Along with the sociology of science, it explores the social character of science and in particular the social production of scientific knowledge. Knowledge in all its varieties is of crucial importance in social, political, and economic relations in modern society. Yet new realities, the editors argue in their introduction to this second edition, require a new perspective. In the past half century, the social role of knowledge has changed profoundly. The natural attitude toward scientific knowledge in science that assigned a special status to science's knowledge claims has lost its dominance, and the view that all knowledge is socially constructed has gained general acceptance. Science increasingly influences the political agenda in modern societies. Consequently, a new political field has emerged: knowledge politics. These fourteen essays by social scientists, philosophers, and historians cover fundamental issues, theoretical perspectives, knowledge and power, and empirical studies. Eight of the fourteen contributions were part of the first edition of Society and Knowledge, published in 1984, and most of these have been updated and revised for this new edition. Included in this edition are six new contributions by Robert K. Merton, Steve Fuller, Dick Pels, Nico Stehr, Barry Schwartz, and Michael Lynch. This second, revised edition builds on its predecessor in presenting cutting-edge theoretical and empirical efforts to transform the sociology of knowledge. Professionals, policymakers, and graduate students in the fields of sociology, political science, and social science will find this volume of interest and importance.
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Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

The Management of Contemporary Society

Author: Samir Amin

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856494687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

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The author argues that each society that makes up the global economic system is not inevitably going to be assimilated into the globalization process. He asserts the need to negotiate the inter-dependence of each society with the global econony.
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Economic Sociology

State, Market, and Society in Modern Capitalism

Author: Carlo Trigilia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470692855

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This book systematically reconstructs the origins and new advances in economic sociology. By presenting both classical and contemporary theory and research, the volume identifies and describes the continuity between past and present, and the move from economics to economic sociology. Most comprehensive and up-to-date overview available by an internationally renowned, award-winning economic sociologist Systematically reconstructs the origins and new advances in economic sociology Organizes the perspectives and methods of economic sociologists of the classical and contemporary eras, including coverage of modernization, globalization, and the welfare state Provides insights into the social consequences of capitalism in the past and present for students of economic sociology.
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Inger Furseth,Pål Repstad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351958666

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Is it true that religion is weakening in modern times, or are we facing religious resurgence? What is fundamentalism? How does it emerge and grow? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Is religion a fundamental driving force or do political leaders use religion for their own purposes? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this book. An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.
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Society and Culture

Scarcity and Solidarity

Author: Bryan S Turner,Chris Rojek

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761970491

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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Society and Culture reclaims the classical heritage, provides a clear-eyed assessment of the promise of sociology in the 21st century and asks whether the `cultural turn' has made the study of society redundant. Sociologists have objected to the rise of cultural studies on the grounds that it produces cultural relativism and lacks a stable research agenda. This book looks at these criticisms and illustrates the relevance of a sociological perspective in the analysis of human practice. The book argues that the classical tradition must be treated as a living tradition, rather than a period piece. It analyzes the fundamental principles of belonging and conflict in society and provides a detailed critical survey of the p
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Globalization, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society

Sociological Perspectives

Author: Peter Jarvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134254776

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book critically assesses the learning that is required and provided within a learning society and gives a detailed sociological analysis of the emerging role of lifelong learning with examples from around the globe. Divided into three clear parts the book: looks at the development of the knowledge economy provides a critique of lifelong learning and the learning society focuses on the changing nature of research in the learning society. The author, well-known and highly respected in this field, examines how lifelong learning and the learning society have become social phenomena across the globe. He argues that the driving forces of globalisation are radically changing lifelong learning and shows that adult education/learning only gained mainstream status because of these global changes and as learning became more work orientated.
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Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004266178

Category: Social Science

Page: 700

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This book is a collection of essays intended to communicate effectively the current state of knowledge in comparative sociology, the major aim of which is to identify similarities and differences between and among societies. Forty significant biographies are included.
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Sociology, Environmentalism, Globalization

Reinventing the Globe

Author: Steven Yearley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803975163

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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This authoritative book brings together the sociologies of globalization and the environment in one volume. Steven Yearley argues that environmental issues have received scant attention in the general debate on globalization even though environmentalists have been very successful in capturing the language and imagery of the globe.
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Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption

Fast Food, Credit Cards and Casinos

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412933293

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In this book, one of the leading social theorists and cultural commentators of modern times, turns his gaze on consumption. George Ritzer, author of the famous McDonaldization Thesis, demonstrates the irrational consequences of the rational desire to consume and commodify. He examines how McDonaldization might be resisted, and situates the reader in the new cultural spaces that are emerging in society: shopping malls, casino hotels, Disneyfied theme parks and Las Vegas, the new `cathedrals of consumption' as he calls them. The book shows how new processes of consumption relate to globalization theory. In illuminating discussions of the work of Thorstein Veblen and the French situationists, Ritzer unearths the roots of problems of consumption in older sociological traditions. He indicates how transgression is bound up with consumption, through an investigation of the obscene in popular and postmodern culture.
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Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
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Social Change in the Age of Globalization

Author: Institut international de sociologie. World Congress

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004151437

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This volume provides a compendium of papers presented at the 36th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, papers which address issues related to the age of globalization and social change, including cultural diversities, migration and equality, social transformation, and national identity.
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Retrotopia

Author: Bauman, Zygmunt

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754742

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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»Jedes einzelne von Baumans Büchern in der letzten Dekade kann als Meisterwerk gelesen werden.« Ulrich Beck »Make America great again«, lautet der Leitspruch des amtierenden US-Präsidenten. Nicht »vorwärts« soll es gehen, wie Barack Obama noch im Wahlkampf von 2012 versprochen hatte, sondern zurück zu alter Größe. Die Menschen scheinen die Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben in der Zukunft aufgegeben zu haben und wenden sich stattdessen einer angeblich guten alten Zeit zu. In seinem letzten zu Lebzeiten vollendeten Buch untersucht der große Soziologe und Philosoph Zygmunt Bauman die Gründe für diese globale Epidemie der Nostalgie. Gut fünfhundert Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung von Thomas Morus’ Utopia, so seine These, haben die Nationalstaaten die Fähigkeit eingebüßt, ihre Versprechen auf Wohlstand und Sicherheit einzulösen. Wer in einer globalisierten Welt nach Orientierung sucht, der richtet seinen Blick daher nicht länger auf einen als Ideal verklärten Ort – einen topos –, sondern in eine untote Vergangenheit.
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Globalization

The Key Concepts

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847886108

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Globalization is the buzzword of the 21st century. If we live in a globalized world, what does this mean for our economies, our cultures, our work and leisure, even our sense of ourselves? Globalization: The Key Concepts presents an accessible and provocative guide to the way we live now. The causes and the effects of globalization are hotly disputed and the book aims to present the range of arguments in a clear and balanced way. However, arguing that variation is as characteristic of globalization as standardization, the book stresses the necessity for a bottom-up, comparative analysis. Distinguishing between the cultural, political, economic and ecological aspects of globalization, the book highlights the implications of globalization for people's everyday lives. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with wide-ranging case material. Chapter summaries and a guide to further reading underline the book's concern to clarify this most complex and influential of ideas.
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The Ends of Globalization

Bringing Society Back in

Author: Don Kalb,Marco Van der Land,Richard Staring,Nico Wilterdink,Bart Van Steenbergen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698851

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

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This book brings an empirical social science perspective to a public issue on which observers, economists, and business gurus have freely unleashed their abstract models and jumbo schemes. Written by internationally acclaimed authors, the chapters engage empirically tractable issues that are basic to any overall understanding of the social origins, structures, and consequences of the current wave of globalization. The book brings together in one volume diverse issues related to globalization that are generally dealt with in separate publications, such as migration, social inequality, flows of capital, Americanization and cultural identities, citizenship and collective action, and global governance. The diversity of topics and up to date discussion makes this book ideal as a text or supplementary reading for courses. As an argument for greater complexity, contingency and contradiction in contemporary debates on globalization, it is essential reading for any scholar or lay reader concerned about contemporary change.
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