Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World

Author: Fiona Jenkins,Mark Nolan,Kim Rubenstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107074339

Category: Law

Page: 688

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Examines questions of allegiance and identity in a globalised world through the disciplines of law, politics, philosophy and psychology.
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Identity and Affect

Experiences of Identity in a Globalising World

Author: John R. Campbell,Alan Rew

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745314235

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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A rethinking of popular political movements, this book looks at new, emerging, mass visions and analyses their impact and potential in new ways.
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Women in Philosophy

What Needs to Change?

Author: Katrina Hutchison,Fiona Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019932560X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

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Why are professional philosophers today still overwhelmingly male? Often it is assumed that women need ot change to fit existing institutions. This book instead offers concrete reflections on the way in which philosophy needs to change to benefit from the important contribution women's full participation makes to the discipline.
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Rethinking Social Work in a Global World

Author: Gai Harrison,Rose Melville

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137070773

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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If we are to fully understand the impact of local concerns on social work, we have to consider these in a global context. Rethinking Social Work in a Global World provides the key to better understanding. It critically examines the relationship between the global and the local in light of a range of social issues and shows how such analysis can assist in improving social work practice. Incorporating the views of practitioners and analysing students perceptions of global issues, the authors: ■ draw on a range of theoretical disciplines and traditions, including postcolonialism, sociology, cultural studies and political science; ■ explore contemporary global issues such as the environment, new information and communications technology and the global mental health movement; ■ examine the implications of adopting global notions of citizenship for social work, in a postcolonial era; and ■ provide discussion points to ground the above ideas in a local context, to better inform everyday practice. This timely text is essential reading for practitioners, students and academics across a range of disciplines that incorporate global concerns, including social work, social policy, social welfare and community care.
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Citizenship in a Globalizing World

Author: Ashok Acharya

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131776239

Category:

Page: 216

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In recent times, the notion of citizenship has become increasingly prominent as the traditional boundaries of the nation-state face challenges from globalization, multiculturalism, and economic restructuring. In this context, Citizenship in a Globalizing World is a welcome addition in the field of political science as it takes a detailed look at the topic of citizenship, from the origins of both citizenship and the state, to various theories of citizenship and what it means in the modern context, when it has to coexist with forces of globalization and the rise of new social groups.
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Spaces of Identity

Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries

Author: David Morley,Kevin Robins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134865309

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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We are living through a time when old identities - nation, culture and gender are melting down. Spaces of Identity examines the ways in which collective cultural identities are being reshaped under conditions of a post-modern geography and a communications environment of cable and satellite broadcasting. To address current problems of identity, the authors look at contemporary politics between Europe and its most significant others: America; Islam and the Orient. They show that it's against these places that Europe's own identity has been and is now being defined. A stimulating account of the complex and contradictory nature of contemporary cultural identities.
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The Situated Politics of Belonging

Author: Nira Yuval-Davis,Kalpana Kannabiran,Ulrike Vieten

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184787875X

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This collection of essays examines the racialized and gendered effects of contemporary politics of belonging, issues which lie at the heart of contemporary political and social lives. It encompasses critical questions of identity and citizenship, inclusion and exclusion, emotional attachments, violent conflicts and local/global relationships. The range - geographically, thematically and theoretically - covered by the chapters reflects current concerns in the world today. A timely contribution to the ongoing debates in the field, it will be a valuable companion to scholars working in the areas of multiculturalism, globalisation and culture, race and ethnic studies, gender studies and studies of post-partition societies.
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National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life

Author: Tim Edensor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350030287

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalization upon national identity and culture?This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialized and materialized through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted - from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between 'high' and 'low' culture.
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Identity in Crossroad Civilisations

Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia

Author: Erich Kolig,Vivienne S. M. Angeles,Sam Wong

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641270

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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Deze bundel gaat over de vorming van identiteit door het samenspel van etniciteit, nationalisme en de effecten van globalisering. De essays in Crossroad Civilisations: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia maken de gelaagdheid en de complexiteit hiervan duidelijk.
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Nationalism in a Global World

Author: Sam Pryke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113709284X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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What can globalization studies tell us about national identity? This text looks at historical and contemporary debates to assess the key issues of nationalism and national identity, from economic nationalism to cultural homogenisation. Setting issues in a global context and packed with examples, this is an important and engaging student text.
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Identity Formation in Globalizing Contexts

Language Learning in the New Millennium

Author: Christina Higgins

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110267284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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The volume explores how new millennium globalization mediates language learning and identity construction. It seeks to theorize how global flows are creating new identity options for language learners, and to consider the implications for language learning, teaching and use. To frame the chapters theoretically, the volume asserts that new identities are developing because of the increasingly interconnected set of global scapes which impact language learners' lives. Part 1 focuses on language learners in (trans)national contexts, exploring their identity formation when they shuttle between cultures and when they create new communities of fellow transnationals. Part 2 examines how learners come to develop intercultural selves as a consequence of experiencing global contact zones when they sojourn to new contexts for study and work. Part 3 investigates how learners construct new identities in the mediascapes of popular culture and cyberspace, where they not only consume, but also produce new, globalized identities. Through case studies, narrative analysis, and ethnography, the volume examines identity construction among learners of English, French, Japanese, and Swahili in Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Tanzania, and the United States.
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Globalization and Nationalism

The Cases of Georgia and the Basque Country

Author: Natalie Sabanadze

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639776531

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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Argues for an original, unorthodox conception about the relationship between globalization and contemporary nationalism. While the prevailing view holds that nationalism and globalization are forces of clashing opposition, Sabanadze establishes that these tend to become allied forces. Acknowledges that nationalism does react against the rising globalization and represents a form of resistance against globalizing influences, but the Basque and Georgian cases prove that globalization and nationalism can be complementary rather than contradictory tendencies. Nationalists have often served as promoters of globalization, seeking out globalizing influences and engaging with global actors out of their very nationalist interests. In the case of both Georgia and the Basque Country, there is little evidence suggesting the existence of strong, politically organized nationalist opposition to globalization. Discusses why, on a broader scale, different forms of nationalism develop differing attitudes towards globalization and engage in different relationships.Conventional wisdom suggests that sub-state nationalism in the post-Cold War era is a product of globalization. Sabanadze?s work encourages a rethinking of this proposition. Through careful analysis of the Georgian and Basque cases, she shows that the principal dynamics have little, if anything, to do with globalization and much to do with the political context and historical framework of these cases. This book is a useful corrective to facile thinking about the relationship between the ?global? and the ?local? in the explanation of civil conflict. Neil MacFarlane, Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations and fellow at St. Anne?s College, Oxford University and chair of the Oxford Politics and International Relations Department.
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Migration and Identity in a Post-National World

Author: K. Tonkiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137309083

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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Katherine Tonkiss offers a succinct account of constitutional patriotism theory, specifically arguing that it involves a commitment to free migration. She draws on qualitative research to explore the implications of this claim for the dynamics of post-national identity and belonging in local communities.
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Globalisation and the Western Legal Tradition

Recurring Patterns of Law and Authority

Author: David B. Goldman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467352

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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What can 'globalisation' teach us about law in the Western tradition? This important new work seeks to explore that question by analysing key ideas and events in the Western legal tradition, including the Papal Revolution, the Protestant Reformations and the Enlightenment. Addressing the role of law, morality and politics, it looks at the creation of orders which offer the possibility for global harmony, in particular the United Nations and the European Union. It also considers the unification of international commercial laws in the attempt to understand Western law in a time of accelerating cultural interconnections. The title will appeal to scholars of legal history and globalisation as well as students of jurisprudence and all those trying to understand globalisation and the Western dynamic of law and authority.
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Design and National Identity

Author: Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472591062

Category: Design

Page: 240

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This important study introduces the key theories of national identity, and relates them to the broad fields of product, graphic and fashion design. Javier Gimeno-Martinez approaches the inter-relationship between national identity and cultural production from two perspectives: the distinctive characteristics of a nation's output, and the consumption of design products within a country as a means of generating a national design landscape. Using case studies ranging from stamps in nineteenth century Russian-occupied Finland, to Coca-Cola as an 'American' drink in modern Trinidad and Tobago, he addresses concepts of essentialism, constructivism, geography and multiculturality, and considers the works of key theorists, including Benedict Anderson, Eric Hobsbawm and Doreen Massey. This illuminating book offers the first comprehensive account of how national identity and cultural policy have shaped design, while suggesting that traditional formations of the 'national' are increasingly unsustainable in an age of globalisation, migration and cultural diversity. Javier Gimeno-Martinez is Lecturer in Design Cultures at the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States

Author: Alanoud Alsharekh,Robert Springborg

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863568629

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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As the Gulf assumes an ever more important identity in the global political economy, we see the emergence of a new popular and political culture underpinning its increasingly self-confident national identities. This volume explores the new dynamism of the Gulf, reflected not just in high-rise buildings and booming stock markets, but also manifested in the realms of art, ideas and expression, and their relationships with political authority. Contributors include figures instrumental to the emergence of these new identities, including artists, broadcasters and cultural commentators.
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Identity and Affect

Experiences of Identity in a Globalising World

Author: John R. Campbell,Alan Rew

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745314235

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 7901

A rethinking of popular political movements, this book looks at new, emerging, mass visions and analyses their impact and potential in new ways.
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Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization

European and North American Perspectives

Author: Alan Bairner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791449110

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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Explores the relationship between sport and national identities within the context of globalization in the modern era.
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In the Name of Identity

Violence and the Need to Belong

Author: Amin Maalouf

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611453240

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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An award-winning author explores why so many people commit crimes in the name of identity. "Makes for compelling reading in America today."--"The New York Times."
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Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (Issues of Our Time)

Author: Amartya Sen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393243192

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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“One of the few world intellectuals on whom we may rely to make sense out of our existential confusion.”—Nadine Gordimer In this sweeping philosophical work, Amartya Sen proposes that the murderous violence that has riven our society is driven as much by confusion as by inescapable hatred. Challenging the reductionist division of people by race, religion, and class, Sen presents an inspiring vision of a world that can be made to move toward peace as firmly as it has spiraled in recent years toward brutality and war.
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