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Critical theories of globalization

Author: Chamsy El-Ojeili; Patrick Hayden
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of globalization and its consequences. Exploring the insights of a wide range of critical theorists, it book argues that debates about globalization cannot be divorced from struggles for emancipation or from the contradictory realities of contemporary society. And it also demonstrates how the views of critical theorists are crucial to understanding the global processes  Read more...
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El-Ojeili, Chamsy.
Critical theories of globalization.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
(DLC) 2006048384
(OCoLC)70114669
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chamsy El-Ojeili; Patrick Hayden
ISBN: 9780230626454 0230626459
OCLC Number: 162534341
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of boxes --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Theorizing globalization : introducing the challenge --
Introduction --
Critical theory --
Defining globalization --
Perspectives on globalization --
Globalization in history --
Theories of social change --
'Development' and 'modernity' --
Conclusion --
2. Economic globalization --
Introduction --
Capitalism, social democracy, and neoliberalism --
Neoliberalism and the IMF, World Bank, and WTO --
Global finance --
New technology --
Trade and multinational corporations --
Environmental commodification --
Global stratification --
Work --
Tourism, global cities, and slums --
Conclusion --
3. Globalization and politics --
Introduction --
The nation-state --
The decline of state power? --
Challenges to the state --
A changing political culture? --
Conclusion --
4. Cultural globalization --
Introduction --
Cultural production and the cultural industries --
Identity and globalization --
'Defensive identities' and the 'clash of civilizations' --
Conclusion --
5. Resisting globalization : the alternative globalization movement --
Introduction --
Social movements --
The emergence and eclipse of the socialist movement --
Alternative globalization as postmodern socialism? --
Concluding comments and reflections on utopia : 'another world is possible' --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Chamsy el-Ojeili, Patrick Hayden.
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