The Global Studies Reader

Paperback | July 4, 2014

byManfred B. Steger

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The Global Studies Reader, Second Edition, offers an accessible introduction to globalization that will provide students with a better understanding of what constitutes Global Studies - the transdisciplinary field dedicated to the study of globalization. Thus, the book has been carefullydesigned to provide a representative selection of transdisciplinary writings appropriate for undergraduate students in Global Studies. This book brings together in a single volume some of the best pieces on the subject written by recognized scholars. These twenty seminal contributions have been keptto an easily digestible length while at the same time covering the major dimensions of globalization: politics and societies; economies and technologies; cultures and histories; and spaces and environments. Although The Global Studies Reader purposely contains no additional sectional introductions that might interrupt the conceptual flow of the writings, it offers at the end of each of its four parts five discussion points designed to help clarify the authors' arguments and to stimulate furtherconversation. You will also find suggestions for additional readings and recommended websites to guide students' further research.

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The Global Studies Reader, Second Edition, offers an accessible introduction to globalization that will provide students with a better understanding of what constitutes Global Studies - the transdisciplinary field dedicated to the study of globalization. Thus, the book has been carefullydesigned to provide a representative selection of...

Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa and Senior Advisor on International Education and Globalization to the Dean of Social Sciences. He is also the Research Leader of the Globalization and Culture Program in RMIT University's Global Cities Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: What Is Global Studies?PART I: POLITICS and SOCIETIES1. Mary Kaldor: Five Meanings of Global Civil Society2. Ramesh Thakur and Thomas G. Weiss: Framing Global Governance, Five Gaps3. Manfred B. Steger: Political Ideologies in the Age of Globalization4. Jackie Smith, Marina Karides, Marc Becker, Dorval Brunelle, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Donatella della Porta, Rosalba Icaza Garza, Jeffrey S. Juris, Lorenzo Mosca, Ellen Reese, Peter (Jay) Smith, and Rolando Vasquez: Globalization and the Emergence of World Social Forums5. Hans Schattle: Global Media, Mobilization, and Revolution: The Arab SpringDiscussion Points and Guide to Further Readings and Recommended WebsitesPART II: ECONOMIES and TECHNOLOGIES6. Pietra Rivoli: How Small Entrepreneurs Clothe East Africa with Old American T-Shirts7. Valentine Moghadam: The Specter that Haunts the Global Economy: The Challenge of Global Feminism8. Dani Rodrik: Designing Capitalism 3.09. Manuel Castells: The Global Network Society10. Siva Vaidhyanathan: The Googlization of Us: Universal Surveillance and Infrastructural ImperialismDiscussion Points and Guide to Further Readings and Recommended WebsitesPART III: CULTURES and HISTORIES11. William H. McNeill: Globalization: Long Term Process or New Era in Human Affairs?12. Nayan Chanda: Slaves, Germs, and Trojan Horses13. Richard Giulanotti and Roland Robertson: Culture: The Glocal Game, Cosmopolitanism and Americanization14. Lane Crothers: The American Global Cultural Brand15. Olivier Roy: The Religion MarketDiscussion Points and Guide to Further Readings and Recommended WebsitesPART IV: SPACES and ENVIROMENTS16. Mike Davis: The Urban Climacteric17. Jeb Brugmann: The Improbable Life of an Urban Patch: Deciphering the Hidden Logic of Global Urban Growth18. Luis Cabrera: Mobile Global Citizens19. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley: An Overheated Planet20. Paul Gilding: The One-Degree WarDiscussion Points and Guide to Further Readings and Recommended WebsitesIndex