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Understanding Globalization

First Edition
  • Tony Schirato - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jen Webb - University of Canberra, Australia


April 2003 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Globalization is a highly debated term, and struggles over its meaning are played out in a variety of ways, from academe and the media to the streets of Seattle, Melbourne and Genoa.

This book provides a welcome introduction to the discourses, practices and technologies that have been grouped together under that term. It outlines the historical contexts of globalization, and addresses the politics of naming that are so central to the reproduction of the narratives and patterns of globalization.

The authors examine specific sites that are being transformed by globalization such as capitalism, state governments, the media and cultural identity, and explore the notion of a post-globalization world.

This will be a valuable book to undergraduate and MA students on communication, media, cultural studies, sociology, politics and development courses.

 
The Idea of Globalization
 
Globalization
History and Ideology  
 
Technology, Informationalism and Space/Time
 
Global Capitalism
 
The State and Sovereignty
 
The Global Subject and Culture
 
The Public Sphere and the Media
 
Globalization, Counter-memory, Practice

"Understanding Globalization focuses on the role of globalization in transforming capitalism, state government, the media, and cultural identity. The different perspectives presented on globalization are the greatest strength of this book. The authors maintain that these range from economic to human movement to the effects of power relations. It is an excellent starting point for reading and research on globalization."

James Saku, Frostburg State University
The Professional Geographer

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