America Transformed: Globalization, Inequality, and Power

Paperback | February 28, 2007

byGary Hytrek, Kristine Zentgraf

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Globalization--the interconnection of the world culturally, socially, politically, and economically--has generated intense theoretical and practical concerns. Is globalization inevitable? What are the effects of globalization on social structures and individual perceptions? What is the effectof globalization on societal level inequality? America Transformed: Globalization, Inequality, and Power examines these questions by analyzing the links among global processes and shifting patterns of stratification, inequality, and social mobility in the United States. While many texts separatediscussions of macro- and micro-level processes when examining globalization, this book skillfully integrates general macro-level processes with specific reference to the micro-level effects of globalization in the U.S. Exploring the critical dimensions of inequality--class, gender, andimmigration--America Transformed situates the U.S. experience within the broader global context, and fleshes out the mechanism through which global processes affect social stratification. By examining the social construction of globalization, the authors identify the key policy challenges ofglobalization, and some of the innovative community-based responses to social inequality. America Transformed provides powerful insights into the contested dialectical relationship between global and local forces: how globalization shapes stratification and inequality in the U.S., and how localcommunities attempt to mediate those changes.

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Globalization--the interconnection of the world culturally, socially, politically, and economically--has generated intense theoretical and practical concerns. Is globalization inevitable? What are the effects of globalization on social structures and individual perceptions? What is the effectof globalization on societal level inequalit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 0.71 inPublished:February 28, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195173007

ISBN - 13:9780195173000

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I1. Overview2. Globalization: The Context3. Globalization: The Debate4. Globalization Debate: An Assessment5. Globalization and StratificationPart II6. Globalization and Work7. Globalizaton and Immigration8. Globalization and GenderPart III9. Globalization: Its Countermovement and Community10. How Globalization is Transforming America