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    DescriptionGlobalization is the buzzword of the 21st century. If we live in a globalized world, what does this mean for our economies, our cultures, our work and leisure, even our sense of ourselves? Globalization: The Key Concepts presents an accessible and provocative guide to the way we live now.The causes and the effects of globalization are hotly disputed and the book aims to present the range of arguments in a clear and balanced way. However, arguing that variation is as characteristic of globalization as standardization, the book stresses the necessity for a bottom-up, comparative analysis. Distinguishing between the cultural, political, economic and ecological aspects of globalization, the book highlights the implications of globalization for people's everyday lives.Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with wide-ranging case material. Chapter summaries and a guide to further reading underline the book's concern to clarify this most complex and influential of ideas.


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    Title
    Globalization
    Subtitle
    The Key Concepts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Hylland Eriksen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 315 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845205249
    ISBN 10: 1845205243
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFFS
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 306
    BIC subject category V2: JHBA
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, SOC002000
    DC22: 303.44
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL033000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A33010000, A43010000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    B&T Approval Code: A31300000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: GN27 .E69 2007
    Edition
    Annotated
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    02 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and is research manager of an interdisciplinary research programme on cultural complexity. He is author of numerous works including Ethnicity and Nationalism, Small Places - Large Issues, Common Denominators and Engaging Anthropology.
    Review quote
    'Globalization: The Key Concepts provides a cogent and lucid introduction to discussions and debates about globalization. It provides the bases for further study and for many debates. It is an excellent primer for any discussion of globalization.'Thomas D. Hall, DePauw University'Eriksen [has] shown how anthropology might help us understand the emergent world society of the 21st century.'Keith Hart, University of London, UK and Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
    Table of contents
    Preface Introduction 1. Disembedding 2. Acceleration 3. Standardization 4. Interconnectedness 5. Movement 6. Mixing 7. Vulnerability 8. Reembedding Questions for essays and class discussion Annotated bibliography for further reading General bibliography Index