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Sociology of Globalization


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INTRODUCING GLOBALIZATION 1 What Is Globalization? 2 A New Millennium Jurgen Osterhammel and Niels P. Petersson 3 Globalization Anthony Giddens CULTURE 4 Globalizing Cultures 5 Globalization as Hybridization Jan Nederveen Pieterse 6 Social Theory, Cultural Relativity, and the Problem of Globality Roland Robertson 7 Nothing (and Something) George Ritzer 8 Jihad vs. McWorld or Jihad via McWorld? Benjamin Barber 9 Re-embedding Identity Politics as a Response to Globalization Thomas Hylland Eriksen 10 The Production of Locality Arjun Appadurai Ancillary Materials ECONOMY 11 Globalizing Economies 12 Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism Samir Amin 13 Global Class Formation and the Rise of a Transnational Class William I. Robinson 14 The ABCs of Free Trade Agreements The Dollars & Sense Collective 15 The Ghosts in the Trees Rachel Louise Snyder 16 China Makes, the World Takes James Fallows 17 The Contradictions of Global Capitalism and the Future of Global Society William I. Robinson 18 Humanitarianism or the Internationalism of the Peoples? Samir Amin Ancillary Materials POLITICS 19 Globalizing Politics 20 One Community Peter Singer 21 Human Rights Judith Blau and Alberto Moncada 22 Global Sociology and the Nature of Rights Bryan S. Turner 23 Democracy's Failing Light Arundhati Roy 24 The Counteroffensive to the 1960s Insurgencies: The Crime Issue Dennis Loo 25 Rights and Duties Judith Blau and Alberto Moncada 26 Humanitarian Intervention: Global Enforcement of Human Rights Wayne Sandholtz Ancillary Materials Source Credits Index

About the Author

Keri E. Iyall Smith is an assistant professor of sociology at Suffolk University in Boston. She has published articles on hybridity and world society, human rights, indigenous peoples, and teaching sociology, and she is the former vice-president of Sociologists Without Borders.


"With analytic precision, experiential details, and insight, Keri E. Iyall Smith has organized readings that help readers understand the distinction between globalization and global capitalism. This distinction is an original and exceedingly useful contribution, not only for the classroom but also for scholarship. Congratulations to Professor Iyall Smith!" -Judith Blau, University of North Carolina "This is a very useful collection of major contributions to the study of globalization and the condition of the modern world." -Roland Robertson, University of Pittsburgh and University of Aberdeen "This volume provides a relevant and insightful overview of dimensions of globalization and pertinent concerns." -Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California, Santa Barbara "Superbly chosen and highly readable essays from experts, astutely selected for the student or interested reader, that cover multiple angles. Iyall Smith's insightful commentaries that mix her personal experiences, and refer to prospective readers' own, enhance this delightful collection. Highly recommended." -Dennis Loo, author of Globalization and the Demolition of Society

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