Globalization East and West
- Bryan S Turner - City University of New York, USA
- Habibul Haque Khondker - Zayed University, Abu Dhabi
Globalization | International Business & Management (General) | Social Change and Modernization
- Göran Therborn, Cambridge University
"A lively, well-informed, and accessible guide through the dynamics and complexities of globalization."
- Robert Holton, Trinity College, Dublin
"This is an excellent text on globalisation. It is theoretically sophisticated, critically engaging, and empirically comprehensive... perfect for courses on globalisation within sociology programmes in particular."
- Andrew Kirton, Liverpool University
Do we confuse globalization for Americanization? What are the distinctive elements in the interplay of the local and the global?
This book examines globalization from the perspective of both the West and the East. It considers globalization as a general social and economic process, and the challenges it presents for Western social science.
The meaning of a global perspective is explored through various concrete examples: religion, migration, medicine, terrorism, global disasters, citizenship, multiculturalism, media and popular culture.
Introduced with a forword from Roland Robertson, the book is brimming with novel interpretations and fresh insights that will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of globalization.
The book is an essential read for anybody who engages in exploring globalisation. It presents globalisation as a more inclusive and comprehensive framework. The book makes a valuable contribution to macro and micro analyses of globalisation, rigorously contesting the view that globalisation equates Westernisation. An extremely engaging read, spanning many contexts and aspects of globalisation.
Interesting read when looking at globalisation. Have passed to a Nursing lecturer who would like to adapt the book for use in creating awareness of globalisation of HIV awareness.
The book challenges the taken-for-granted western-centred perspectives of globalisation. It is highly critical and insightful into the complexities of globalisation and yet, it is also accessible.
This is an excellent text on Globalisation. It is theoretically sophisticated, critically engaging, and empirically comprehensive. The text is perhaps a little dense in parts for some undergraduate programmes, but perfect for courses on globalisation within sociology programmes in particular.
This provides a very useful and coherent overview of those components of the globalisation process, which is an inherent feature for the study of modern societies.
Very good text with an original approach that sets it apart from many texts in the field.
My course is intended for serving seconday school teachers who expect an introduction to globalization from multiple perspectives, so that they can engage in further self-study and feel confident enough to teach their students. The first few chapters of this book that focus on concepts and theories are a bit disjointed and too oriented for readers with good sociology background. The middle section of the book contains good chapters on some aspects of globalization, such as disaster relief, medicine, and war. However, it is not always clear how these human activities, no doubt global in scale nowadays, interact (speed up or slow down, change the nature) with the process of globalization. The final few chapters on citizenship, human rights, and multiculturalism are very well written. Both theoretical and historical descriptions are well written and should be readily understood by readers from diverse background. In summary, I would suggest my students to read some of the better written chapters.
A rather concise but book on all the important subjects of Globalisation, written from an interesting perspective. The collaboration between the two authors really adds a dimension to the book.
I think this is excellent for my level 3 students particularly those who are studying the globalisation of the cruise industry
This gives a broad approach to issues which relate to the globalisation and engages in comparables. A great book to use with up to date information from other sources. thank you