Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities, and Boundaries by H. LeungImagining Globalization: Language, Identities, and Boundaries by H. Leung

Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities, and Boundaries

EditorH. Leung, M. Hendley, R. Compton

Hardcover | January 13, 2010

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This collection gives voice to the peoples and groups impacted by globalization as they seek to negotiate their identities, language use, and territorial boundaries within a larger global context. Rather than viewing globalization as one-dimensional (i.e., cultural, economic, or political), the approaches taken by the authors reflect a nuanced and multifaceted discussion of globalization that integrates all three perspectives. They explore identity, boundaries, language use, and other issues in the context of specific temporal and spatial contexts.

Ho Hon Leung is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Center for Social Science Research at SUNY College at Oneonta. His research interests include ethnic relations, immigrants, ethnic aging and globalization. He has developed a new research interest in ethno-cultural identity and architecture wit...
Title:Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities, and BoundariesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:January 13, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230609635

ISBN - 13:9780230609631

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Imagining Globalization through Changes in Place--Ho Hon Leung and Matthew Hendley * PART I: LANGUAGE * English: A Globalized Language in Science and Technology--Joseph F. Chiang * Global English in Asian Fiction--Xu Xi * Glocalization through Global Brand Transposition--Shiao-Yun Chiang and Hanfu Mi * PART II: IDENTITIES Maintenance of Spanish as a Heritage Language in a Global World--Maria Cristina Montoya * Language Choice among Maya Handicrafts Vendors in an International Tourism Marketplace--Walter E. Little * Making of Pacific Mall: Chinese Identity and Architecture in Toronto--Ho Hon Leung and Raymond Lau * Citizens or Consumers – British Conservative Political Propaganda Towards Women in Two World Wars--Matthew Hendley * PART III: BOUNDARIES * Capoeira and Globalization--Joshua M. Rosenthal * Immigration and Indigenization in the Mexican Diaspora in the Southwestern United States--Brian Haley * construction, Deconstruction, and Reconstruction of State Legitimacy in South Africa and Japan--Robert W. Compton Jr. * Searching for Semantics in Music: A Global Discourse--Orlando Legname * Human Movements: Consequences to Global Biogeography--Thomas Horvath * Epilogue: Echoes from the Past Reflections--Thomás Sakoulas

Editorial Reviews

"This volume adds new spark and spice to how we perceive and conceive globalization in all its hues and nuance. Rather than examining language, identity, and boundary in broad and abstract cultural and discourse terms, the essays address these thematic topics through multiple disciplinary lenses in concrete places where globalization 'touches down.' The book will stand as a fresh and special contribution to globalization research."--Xiangming Chen, Dean and Director and Paul Raether Distinguished Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Center for Urban and Global Studies, Trinity College “Imagining Globalization offers an intriguing set of studies that take and explore the simultaneous global circulations of peoples, cultures, and languages. An impressive and innovative addition to any globalization bookshelf.”--Wendy Griswold, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University “This volume offers a wide-ranging, open minded treatment of globalization and cultural trends. The approach is kaleidoscopic and thoroughly international with contributions from several continents, which makes for engaging reading.”--Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology, Global and International Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara “For students of globalization, this is one of the most inter-disciplinary, cosmopolitan, wide-ranging, and interesting collections to be published in recent years. Spanning a wide variety of topics, these original and well-written essays, thoughtfully juxtaposed under the key concepts of the title, expand our understanding of globalization and extend the ways it can be imagined. The essays will be of interest to a wide range of readers in both the humanities and the social sciences.”--Anthony D. King, Emeritus Professor, Art History and Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton; Author of Spaces of Global Cultures: Architecture Urbanism Identity