Social and Cultural Foundations in Global Studies

Social and Cultural Foundations in Global Studies

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From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the study of the social and cultural aspects of global studies. After a brief introduction to global studies, the early chapters of the book survey the key concepts and processes of globalization as well as a critical look at the meaning and role globalization. Students are guided through the material with relevant maps, resource boxes, and text boxes that support and guide further independent exploration of the topics at hand. The second half of the book features interdisciplinary case studies, each of which focuses on a specific issue.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 19.05mm | 590g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Halftones, black and white; 16 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765641259
  • 9780765641250

Table of contents

Part One: Background, Theories, and Contexts 1. What is Global Studies? 2. A History of Globalization 3. Key Concepts and Processes in the Globalization of Culture Part Two: Case Studies 4. Introduction to the Case Studies 5. Global News Media: From the BBC and CNN to Al Jazeera and TeleSUR 6. Indigenous Peoples and Intellectual Property Rights 7. NGOs, Humanitarianism, and the Cultural Construction of Global Hierarchy 8. Climate Change and Changing Global Imaginaries 9. Transnational LGBT Identities: Liberation or Westernization? 10. The Islamic Veil and the Global Politics of Gender 11. "Keeping It Real": State, Corporate, or Underground Voices in Global Hip-Hop 12. Yoga in America: Competitive Sport or Spiritual Quest? 13. Global Solidarity Movements: Palestine, Tibet, and Beyond 14. Conclusion to Case Studies
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Social and Cultural Foundations in Global Studies is an outstanding introductory text that captures the dynamic and exciting field of global studies. Stoddard and Collins explain the evolution of the interdisciplinary field and its core concepts in ways that are accessible and theoretically sophisticated. The book draws upon engaging, compelling case studies to connect social and cultural processes to politics and economics. This book should be required reading for anyone who is pursuing education in order to become a global citizen. Sita Ranchod-Nilsson, Emory University I've reviewed countless textbooks for a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach for the next wave of global studies. Social and Cultural Foundations in Global Studies is a text I can use because students will read and engage. Eve Stoddard and John Collins offer an innovative approach to social and cultural processes and critical debates on globalization that undergraduates immediately recognize. This is a book that will generate lively debate in the classroom. I am eager to use it. Kathryn Poethig, California State University-Monterey Bay Eve Stoddard and John Collins have written the accessible and resource-rich introductory text on global studies epistemology, theories, and methods that many of us have been awaiting. They provide a clear overview of the emergent field of global studies and make a compelling case for understanding multi-scale and multi-dimensional aspects of globalization. Most crucially, they demonstrate, through telling case studies, the promise of a global studies approach to analyzing contemporary sociocultural phenomena. Verne A. Dusenbery, Hamline University
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About John Collins

Eve Stoddard is a professor of Global Studies at St. Lawrence University. She is the author of Global Multiculturalism: Race, Ethnicity, and Nation and Positioning Race and Gender in (Post) colonial Plantation Space.

John Collins is a professor of Global Studies at St. Lawrence University. He is author of Global Palestine and Occupied By Memory: The Intifada Generation and the Palestinian State of Emergency, as well as co-editor of Collateral Language: A User's Guide to America's New War.
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