Globalization

The Key Concepts

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857857657

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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For the first time in human history, the vast majority of the world's population is connected through trade, travel, production, media and politics. Ours is an era of ubiquitous mobile communication, economic outsourcing, mass migration and imported consumer goods. At the same time, people everywhere are concerned to keep their identities rooted and sense of place in the face of momentous change. This new edition of Thomas Hylland Eriksen's concise and engaging landmark textbook outlines the main debates and controversies around globalization, and develops a unique perspective to show how globalization is an inherently double process, taking place both from above and below. Each chapter is supported by boxed case studies and bullet points summarizing the core information, suggestions for further reading, and essay and discussion questions, making this the ideal guide for both the classroom and independent study. Focusing on key concepts of globalization and drawing on international examples, this book is essential for anyone wishing to understand the fundamental processes underlying the contemporary world and the consequences these have for all of us.
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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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Globalization: The Key Concepts

Author: Annabelle Mooney,Betsy Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113420471X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Viewed as a destructive force or an inevitability of modern society, globalization is the focus of a multitude of disciplines. A clear understanding of its processes and terminology is imperative for anyone engaging with this ubiquitous topic. Globalization: the Key Concepts offers a comprehensive guide to this cross-disciplinary subject and covers concepts such as: homogenization neo-Liberalism risk knowledge society time-space compression reflexivity. With extensive cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, this book is an essential resource for students and interested readers alike as they navigate the literature on globalization studies.
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Readings in Globalization

Key Concepts and Major Debates

Author: George Ritzer,Zeynep Atalay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405132736

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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This unique and engaging anthology introduces students to the major concepts of globalization within the context of the key debates and disputes. Introduces globalization through its basic concepts, rather than thematically; a distinctive approach that provides students with a better grasp of what social science has to offer on the topic Utilizes concepts from interdisciplinary sources, bringing together work from key figures across a number of fields - from Weber and Marx, to contemporary figures in the field, including Beck, Bauman, Castells, and Homi Bhabha Includes excerpts to illustrate ideas, all at an appropriate level of difficulty for an undergraduate audience Offers all of this in the dynamic context of major debates surrounding the basic concepts and the fundamental realities of globalization Designed so it can be used independently, or alongside Ritzer’s Globalization: A Basic Text for a complete student resource
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Communication, Cultural and Media Studies

The Key Concepts

Author: John Hartley,Martin Montgomery,Ellie Rennie,Marc Brennan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415268882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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"This book provides a topical and authoritative guide to Communication, Cultural and Media Studies. It brings together in an accessible form some of the most important concepts that you will need, and shows how they have been -- or might be -- used. This third edition of the classic text Key Concepts in Communication and Cultural Studies forms an up-to-date, multi-disciplinary explanation and assessment of the key concepts and new terms that you will encounter in your studies, from 'anti-globalisation', to 'reality TV', from 'celebrity' to 'tech-wreck'."--Back cover.
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Cyberculture: The Key Concepts

Author: David J. Bell,Brian D Loader,Nicholas Pleace,Douglas Schuler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134539045

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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The only A-Z guide available on this subject, this book provides a wide-ranging and up-to-date overview of the fast-changing and increasingly important world of cyberculture. Its clear and accessible entries cover aspects ranging from the technical to the theoretical, and from movies to the everyday, including: artificial intelligence cyberfeminism cyberpunk electronic government games HTML Java netiquette piracy. Fully cross-referenced and with suggestions for further reading, this comprehensive guide is an essential resource for anyone interested in this fascinating area.
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International Relations

The Key Concepts

Author: Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan,Steven C. Roach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415774365

Category: Political Science

Page: 407

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Featuring over twenty new entries, International Relations: The Key Concepts, now in its second edition, is the essential guide for anyone interested in international affairs. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it introduces the most important themes in international relations in the post 9/11 era. Key areas cover international criminal law, human rights, the developing world (the Arab League, African Union), globalization and strategic studies. New entries include: the English School the Digital Divide the War on Terror the Bush Doctrine the International Criminal Court legitimacy global warming unilateralism the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC). Featuring suggestions for further reading as well as a unique guide to web sites on international relations, this accessible guide is an invaluable aid to an understanding of this expanding field and is ideal for the student and non-specialist alike.
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The Body

The Key Concepts

Author: Lisa Blackman

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847886213

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Questions around 'the body' are central to social theory. Our changing understanding of the body now challenges the ways we conceive power, ideology, subjectivity and social and cultural process. The Body: the key concepts highlights and analyses the debates which make the body central to current sociological, psychological, cultural and feminist thinking. Today, questions around the body are intrinsic to a wide range of debates - from technological developments in media and communications, to socio-cultural questions around representation, performance, class, race, gender and sexuality, to the more 'physical' concerns of health and illness, sleep, diet and eating disorders, body parts and the senses.The Body: the key concepts is the ideal introduction for any student seeking a concise and up-to-date analysis of the complex and influential debates around the body in contemporary culture.
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Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137494778

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This accessible guide to the major concepts in politics has now been revised and expanded to include over 60 international relations terms to take account of the increasing influence of globalization upon politics. Each concept is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political understanding is explored.
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