- Publisher: Berg Publishers
- Format: Hardback | 190 pages
- Dimensions: 156mm x 236mm x 20mm | 422g
- Publication date: 2 October 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1845205235
- ISBN 13: 9781845205232
- Edition: Annotated
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
Globalization 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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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.
'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