Place, Identity and Everyday Life in a Globalizing World by Harvey PerkinsPlace, Identity and Everyday Life in a Globalizing World by Harvey Perkins

Place, Identity and Everyday Life in a Globalizing World

byHarvey Perkins, David C. Thorns

Paperback | November 16, 2011

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How do our everyday environments inform our activities, routines and encounters? In what way has globalization affected the sites in which we work, relax and interact? Is there still a place for local identity in a globalized age?

This book examines the ways in which we use local spaces and global processes to shape our identities. Showing how enhanced tourism, communication developments and increased diversity have effected the way we live every day, the text also explains how individuals, communities and cities react to such globalizing forces on a local level. Each chapter unravels complex connections between place, identity and global processes, and carefully outlines what core theory can tell us about key contemporary debates, including surveillance, environmental change and sustainability. Taking examples from urban and rural life, shopping malls and virtual worlds, the book encourages us to look at our immediate surroundings in a sociological light.

Highlighting the interdependence of space and society in a rapidly changing world, this text is essential reading for those studying place and identity in Sociology, Cultural Studies, Geography, Urban Studies and Rural Studies.
DAVID THORNS Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Science Research Centre at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has over 30 years experience as an urban researcher and has published many books, includingThe Transformation of Cities(2002). HARVEY PERKINS Professor of Human Geography at Lincoln University, New Zea...
Title:Place, Identity and Everyday Life in a Globalizing WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.51 inPublished:November 16, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230575919

ISBN - 13:9780230575912


Table of Contents

Introduction.- PART I: ESTABLISHING A FRAMEWORK.- Place, Identity and Everyday Life.- Everyday Life in a Globalizing World.- PART II: ORGANIZING AND LIVING IN OUR EVERYDAY WORLDS.- Cities and Region.- Houses and Homes.- Virtual Places and Spaces.- Places of Consumption.- PART III: A FINITE WORLD?.- Sustaining the Places in which we Live.- Sustainable Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities.- Conclusion: Urban and Rural Futures.