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Thinking globally : a global studies reader

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
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In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer's own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN: 9780520278448 0520278445
OCLC Number: 858749047
Description: xvii, 433 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "Globalization: A Contested Concept" / Manfred Steger --
"The World Is Ten Years Old" / Thomas Friedman --
"Approaches to Globalization" / Paul James --
"How Globalization Went Bad" / Steven Weber --
"Globalization: Long Term Process or New Era in Human Affairs?" / William McNeill --
"Imperial Trajectories" / Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper --
"On the Study of Social Change" / Immanuel Wallerstein --
"Movements and Patterns: Environments of Global History" / Dominic Sachsenmaier --
"The Hidden Story of a Journey" / Nayan Chanda --
"Slavery" / Dilip Hiro --
"African Diaspora Religions" / Jeffrey Haynes --
"Thinking Globally about African Religion" / Jacob K. Olupona --
"The Cycle of 'State-Ethnicity-State' in African Politics" / Okwudiba Nnoli --
"The Ideology of the Horizons" / Mohammed Bamyeh --
"Thinking Globally about Islam" / Said Amir Arjomand --
"Are Middle East Conflicts More Religious?" / Jonathan Fox --
"Religion and Politics in Arab Transitions" / Barah Mikaïl --
"Religions of the Silk Road" / Richard Foltz --
"The Early Mongols" / Morris Rossabi --
"Hinduism" / Vasudha Narayanan --
"Revolt, the Modern State, and Colonized Subjects, 1848-1885" / Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf --
"Outposts of the Global Information Economy" / Carol Upadhya and A.R. Vasavi --
"The Great Divergence" / Kenneth Pomeranz --
"The 21st Century Will Be Asian" / Andre Gunder Frank --
"Economic Growth in Asia" / Steven Radelat, Jeffrey Sachs, and Jong-Wha Lee --
"Is the Rise of China Sustainable?" / Ho Fung Hung --
"The Indianized States of Southeast Asia" / Georges Coedès --
"Imagined Communities" / Benedict Anderson --
"Vietnam, 1945-2000: The Global Dimensions of Decolonization, War, Revolution, and Refugee Outflows" / Sucheng Chan --
"Asian Connections" / Celeste Lipow MacLeod --
"Pacific Islands Religious Communities" / Joel Robbins --
"The 1850s as Turning Point: The Birth of Globalization?" / Peter Stearns --
"The Nation" / Eric Hobsbawm --
"Citizens, Residents, and Aliens in a Changing World" / Seyla Benhabib --
"Soviet Ideology and Foreign Interventions in the Global Cold War" / Odd Arne Westad --
"Citizenship and National Identity" / Jürgen Habermas --
"Discovering the New World Columbus Created" / Charles C. Mann --
"The Reasons for the Victory" / Tzvetan Todorov --
"Explaining the Development Gap between Latin America and the United States" / Francis Fukuyama --
"Surviving Globalization in Three Latin American Communities" / Denis Lynn Daly Heyck --
"Jihad vs. McWorld" / Benjamin Barber --
"A Multipolar, Multicivilizational World" / Samuel Huntington --
"Empire" / Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri --
"Global Cities" / Saskia Sassen. "The Cartographic Illusion" / Kenichi Ohmae --
"The Westfailure System" / Susan Strange --
"After the Nation-State, What?" / Zygmunt Bauman --
"The Transnational State" / William I. Robinson --
"The Twenty-first Century as God's Century" / Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott, and Timothy Samuel Shah --
"Religion in the New Global Order" / Mark Juergensmeyer --
"Al Qaeda and the New Terrorists" / Olivier Roy --
"Religion and Humane Global Governance" / Richard Falk --
"Outsourcing" / Richard Appelbaum --
"Wal-Mart: Template for 21st Century Capitalism?" / Nelson Lichtenstein --
"Who is Us?" / Robert B. Reich --
"Two Critiques of Globalization" / Jagdish Bhagwati --
"Toward a Globalization with a More Human Face" / Joseph Stiglitz --
"Money in International Affairs" / Benjamin J. Cohen --
"Electronic Cash and the End of National Markets" / Stephen J. Kobrin --
"The rise in Income Disparities over the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" / Glenn Firebaugh --
"Globalization for Whom?" / Dani Rodrik --
"Social Change and Development" / Alvin Y. So --
"Women in Poverty: a New Global Underclass" / Mayra Buvinić --
"From he Edges of Development" / Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, Priya A. Kurian, and Debashish Munshi --
"The Drug War in Mexico" / David Shirk --
"Numbers Tell of Failure in Drug War" / Eduardo Porter --
"The New Slavery" / Kevin Bales --
"Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the Global Economy" / Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild --
"Climate Change" / Catherine Gautier --
"Turning the Tide" / Ron Fujita --
"HIV/AIDS" / Hakan Seckinelgin --
"Global Culture and Media" / Yudhishthir Raj Isar --
"Media Capital in Chinese Film and Television" / Michael Curtin --
"The New social Media and the Arab Spring" / Natana J. DeLong-Bas --
"The Worldwide Digital Divide" / Pippa Norris --
"Globalization and Its Impact" / Micheline Ishay --
"Transnational Threats and Opportunities" / Alison Brysk --
"Human rights as an Ethics of Progress" / Eve Darian-Smith --
"Changing Forms of Global Order" / David Held --
"Social Movements, NGOs, and Networks" / Mary Kaldor --
"Shaping Globalization: Why Global Futures?" / Jan Nederveen Pieterse --
"Being Other-Wise: the Cosmopolitan Challenge" / Giles Gunn --
"Making conversation" / Kwame Anthony Appiah.
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In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer's own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as: Challenges of the global economy ; Fading of the nation-state ; Emerging nationalism and transnational ideologies ; Hidden economies of sex trafficking and illegal drug trade ; New communications media ; Environmental crises ; Human rights abuses. Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students and is an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study. (back cover).

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