European Glocalization in Global Context

Hardcover | November 7, 2014

EditorRoland Robertson

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This highly original work applies the relatively new concept of glocalization to contemporary Europe. The opening and concluding chapters by Roland Robertson deal with Europeanization in an innovative way as a highly problematic process in relation to the changing position of Europe in the global arena. The individual authors are each experts in their own field, they include Ewa Morawska on migration; Debra Gimlin on beauty contests; Andrea Esser on European TV; Christopher Kollmeyer on democracy; Victor Roudometof on European Christianity; Franciscu Sedda on the European imaginary; and Paolo Demuru on Brazilian football. These chapters make a concerted effort to relate European developments to the world as a whole, this being a highly neglected aspect of European studies. The range of this book's coverage, its theoretical innovativeness, and, not least, its discussion of European extremism renders it a unique contribution to the field in comparison with existing scholarship.

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This highly original work applies the relatively new concept of glocalization to contemporary Europe. The opening and concluding chapters by Roland Robertson deal with Europeanization in an innovative way as a highly problematic process in relation to the changing position of Europe in the global arena. The individual authors are each ...

Roland Robertson has received global recognition for his work on globalization. He is one of the world's leading scholars in this area. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and he has held positions at universities in numerous countries. His most prestigious publications include Globalization: Social Theory and Gl...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.74 × 5.65 × 0.86 inPublished:November 7, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023039079X

ISBN - 13:9780230390799

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Table of Contents

Roland Robertson; Prologue
1. Roland Robertson; Europeanization as Glocalization
2. Forms of the World: Roots, Histories, and Horizons of the Glocal; Franciscu Sedda
3. The Glocalisations of Christianity in Europe: A Global-Historical Perspective; Victor Roudometof
4. European Television Programming: Exemplifying and Theorizing Glocalization in the Media; Andrea Esser
5. Glocalization Effects of Immigrants' Activities on the Host Society: An Exploration of a Neglected Theme; Ewa Morawska
6. From Football to Futebol: A Glocal Perspective on the Influence of Europe on Brazilian Football (and Vice-Versa); Paolo Demuru
7. Exploring the Glocal Flow of Beauty: From Euro-America to the World?; Debra Gimlin
8 Glocalization and the Simultaneous Rise and Fall of Democracy at Century's End; Chris Kollmeyer
Roland Robertson: Epilogue