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Sociology of Globalization: Cultures, Economies, and Politics (Paperback)

Sociology of Globalization: Cultures, Economies, and Politics By Keri Iyall-Smith (Editor) Cover Image
By Keri Iyall-Smith (Editor)
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A rich collection of diverse voices, Sociology of Globalization examines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research, and engaging journalism. Key pieces from prominent scholars, journalists, and theorists will resonate with students, stretch the classroom into their daily lives, and give the study of globalization concrete meaning. Each of three sections (culture, economy, and politics) begins with an original introduction from the editor which familiarizes readers with essential themes and concepts and provides necessary context for the readings that follow. Useful resources for further research, including websites, films, and class exercises, are also provided to exemplify and add relevance to major topics. Accessible and expansive, this is the ideal primary reader or supplement for undergraduate courses on the sociology of globalization.

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.

Praise For…

“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 globalisation 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813346694
ISBN-10: 081334669X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 29th, 2012
Pages: 386
Language: English