Readings in Globalization

Key Concepts and Major Debates

Author: George Ritzer,Zeynep Atalay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405132736

Category: Political Science

Page: 477

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This engaging anthology introduces students to the major concepts of globalization within the context of the key debates and disputes. 'Readings in Globalization' illustrates that major debates in the field are not only useful to examine for their own merit but can extend our knowledge of globalization.

Contemporary Readings in Globalization

Author: Scott R. Sernau

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412944716

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in sociology, anthropology, history, political science and global studies. This book will fit into any course that is focused on contemporary global issues. It is appropriate for an introductory course, as well as for more specialised upper level courses. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected journals (including numerous SAGE journals) as well as from the popular press. The journal articles have been edited to make them more 'user friendly' for the undergraduate student. The reader includes a topic guide to help the instructor better integrate the material into their course and well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the students .

Introductory Readings in Anthropology

Author: Hilary Callan,Brian Street,Simon Underdown

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857459694

Category: Social Science

Page: 442

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Anthropology seeks to understand the roots of our common humanity, the diversity of cultures and world-views, and the organisation of social relations and practices. As a method of inquiry it embraces an enormous range of topics, and as a discipline it covers a multitude of fields and themes, as shown in this selection of original writings. As an accessible entry point, for upper-level students and first year undergraduates new to the study of anthropology, this reader also offers guidance for teachers in exploring the subject's riches with their students. That anthropology is an immensely expansive inquiry of study is demonstrated by the diversity of its topics – from nature conservation campaigns to witchcraft beliefs, from human evolution to fashion and style, and from the repatriation of indigenous human remains to research on literacy. There is no single 'story of anthropology'. Taken together, these fundamental readings are evidence of a contemporary, vibrant subject that has much to tell us about all the worlds in which we live.

Globalization

The Essentials

Author: George Ritzer,Paul Dean

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119315204

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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A concise exploration of globalization and its role in the contemporary era Driven by technological advancements and global corporations, more and more people are swept up by globalizing processes, creating new winners and losers. Globalization: The Essentials explores the flows, structures, processes, and consequences of globalization in the modern economic, political, and cultural landscape. This comprehensive introduction offers balanced coverage of areas such as global economic and cultural flows, environmental sustainability, the impact of technology, and racial, economic, and gender inequality — providing readers with foundational knowledge of globalization. Extensively revised and updated, this second edition includes expanded coverage of human trafficking and migration, global climate change, fake news and information wars, and transnational social movements with increased emphasis on examples from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia: Offers a straightforward approach to the multiple facets of globalization and their positive and negative influences on contemporary society Employs unique metaphors and a coherent narrative structure to promote intuitive understanding of abstract concepts Introduces cutting-edge research, updated statistics, and real-world examples in areas such as rising global populism, social justice movements, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies Provides an efficient and flexible pedagogical structure, allowing integration with instructor’s own course material Emphasizing student comprehension, a wide range of source material is incorporated including empirical research, relevant theories, newspaper and magazine articles, and popular books and monographs. Examples of current research and recent global developments, such as emerging economies and global health concerns, encourage classroom discussion and promote independent study. Globalization: The Essentials — a compact edition of the authors’ full-sized textbook Globalization: A Basic Text — provides concise coverage of the central concepts of this dynamic field. Offering a multidisciplinary approach, this textbook is an invaluable primary or supplemental resource for undergraduate study in any social science field, as well as coursework on economics, migration, inequality and stratification, and politics.

Readings In Applied Psychology

Author: R. Gunthey

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9387741435

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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World and human society are ruled by contemporary currents and such a current has put Psychology in the position of pre-eminence in educational world. The impact of globalization on human behaviour is perceptible even to the naked eye of the laity. Change is the law of nature and no aspect of life remains untouched by the changing panorama of things. This book embodies the research works undertaken in the field of application of the principles of Psychology, and I am deeply indebted to all those scholars who have made their valuable contribution to the formation of this book. I am sure that the book would prove useful to students engaged in research work.

Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

Author: David M. Kaplan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742564015

Category: Philosophy

Page: 583

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This second edition of Readings in the Philosophy of Technology examines the nature of technology as well as the effects of technologies upon human knowledge, activities, societies, and environments. The aim of philosophy of technology is to understand, evaluate, and criticize the ways in which technologies reflect as well as change human life and the natural world. Compiled specifically with students and newcomers in mind, this book explores the various ways in which societies, technologies, and environments shape one another. Readers will learn to appreciate the ways that philosophy informs our understanding of technology, and to see how technology relates to ethics, politics, nature, human nature, computers, science, food, and animals.

Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412944732

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in sociology. It is appropriate for an introductory course, as well as a social problems or special topics course. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more “user friendly” for the undergraduate student. This reader allows undergraduate students to read about the major topics in sociology in the words of the original authors. The reader includes a topic guide to help the instructor better integrate the material into their course and well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the student. This series of readings has been vetted by an Advisory Board of sociology instructors to ensure quality.

Contemporary Readings in Social Problems

Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero,Kristine Zentgraf

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412965306

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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This reader was developed to be used in several courses taught in sociology; it can be used in an introductory social problems course as well as a theory or special topics course. It can also be used in an introduction to sociology course where social problems are stressed as well as in a global issues course. The readings have been selected from numerous, well-respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. Numerous articles from SAGE social science journals are included.

Essential Readings in Management Learning

Author: Christopher Grey,Elena P. Antonacopoulou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 429

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This collection provides readings grouped under six key headings: organizational learning and learning organizations; individual learning; learning and new technology; critical approaches to management education; pedagogical practice; and globalization and management learning.

Introduction Globalization: Analysis and Readings

Author: Richard W Mansbach,Edward Rhodes

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1608717429

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

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Looking for a Reader on globalization that is just as exciting as the topic itself? That comprehensively covers the issues and perspectives you and your students want to talk about? That frames the readings with clear, substantial, and original analysis by a pair of preeminent scholars? In their new edited volume, Mansbach and Rhodes offer the guidance students need to work through the varied and lively selections of scholarly and journalistic, theoretical and practical pieces, from both U.S. and international writers. This reader stands out because: - its coverage of globalization is more extensive than other competing volumes, as the topic is viewed through historical, technological, conomic, political, security, cultural, demographic, and environmental lenses; - five unique sections are dedicated to key cross-cutting questions: the challenge of nationalism; human rights; the debate about whether globalization is good; ′alternative′ globalizations; and globalization′s future; - a broad mix of readings showcase different viewpoints, many of them non-Western; - readings were chosen for content as well as accessibility; - robust chapter and section introductions and end of chapter pedagogy are carefully crafted to provide needed context and encourage an active learning focus.

Selected Readings in Business

Author: Myra Shulman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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The revised edition of Selected Readings in Business addresses the new developments in the business world since 1991--e-commerce, information technology, women's status as professionals, application of science to business, and the increasing globalization of our world. Each unit has Internet activities to accompany it. Still the perfect text for international students embarking on an MBA program or a business career.

Readings in International Business

A Decision Approach

Author: Robert Z. Aliber,Reid W. Click

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262510660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 521

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This collection of readings provides a solid grounding in the major practical business decisions that students and managers face in a global setting. The organization of the reader emphasizes general patterns of trade and investment flows, while examining in depth - the reasons for the internationalization of firms and the international dimension of various functional areas, including finance, accounting, marketing, and production.In six sections the readings take up changes in international ownership patterns, corporate strategy, international marketing issues, the basic financial decisions and taxation issues for a multinational firm, and political risk. Each section includes an introduction that outlines the basic ideas to be discussed, as well as questions, key terms, and suggestions for further reading.Robert Z. Aliber is Professor of International Economics and Finance at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. Reid W. Click is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Lemberg Program in International Economics and Finance at Brandeis University.

Globalization, Knowledge and Society

Readings from International Sociology

Author: Martin Albrow,Elizabeth King

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803983243

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Globalization, Knowledge and Society addresses the issues involved in the development of sociology as a global discipline and the increasing interpenetration of national traditions, cultures and economies through global change. Classic issues of relativism and universalism are raised in a new context. The related problems of tensions between national sociological traditions and the international discipline are explored. Finally the book considers the transnational process of social change, particularly as exemplified in international actors such as the Green and peace movements. This innovative volume, drawing on papers from International Sociology, addresses key questions for all those interested either in th

Readings in Planning Theory

Author: Susan S. Fainstein,James DeFilippis,Scott Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119045061

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

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"This fourth edition is the best-available compendium and analysis of planning theory. Remarkably, the editors manage to retain many of the foundational readings while also producing a volume that is overwhelmingly grounded in new scholarship. This expands the canon to show how theory can be inspired and produced by practitioners and scholars engaged with far more than the United States and Europe." Lawrence J. Vale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Readings in Christian Ethics

Theory and Method

Author: David K. Clark,Robert V. Rakestraw

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801025818

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Essays by leading ethicists provide students with a comprehensive introduction to ethical thinking.

Cosmopolitan Borders

Author: C. Rumford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351403

Category: Political Science

Page: 105

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Cosmopolitan Borders makes the case for processes of bordering being better understood through the lens of cosmopolitanism. Borders are 'cosmopolitan workshops' where 'cultural encounters of a cosmopolitan kind' take place and where entrepreneurial cosmopolitans advance new forms of sociality in the face of 'global closure'.

Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy

Classic Debates and New Ideas

Author: Christopher John Kukucha,Duane Bratt

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195423693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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The most current resource available, this reader can be used as the core text for courses in Canadian Foreign Policy or alongside other books such as Oxford's own Canada and World Order. The articles - which include both newly commissioned pieces and previously published papers - provide a useful mix of classic analyses and new perspectives on Canada's relationship with the rest of the world.

Religion, Postcolonialism, and Globalization

A Sourcebook

Author: Jennifer Reid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472586115

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Religion, Postcolonialism and Globalization: A Sourcebook shows how the roots of our globalized world run deeper than the 1980s or even the end of WWII, tracing back to 15th century European colonial expansion through which the 'modern world system' came into existence. The Sourcebook is divided into four sections, each with a critical introduction by the editor, a series of readings, and discussion questions based on the readings. Canonical readings in religion, globalization and postcolonialism are paired with lesser-known texts in order to invite critical analysis. Extracts explored include work by Max Weber, Edward Said, David Chidester, and Kant, as well as political documents such as the British Parliament's 1813 Act regarding the East India Company. Sources range from the origins of the common phrase "jihad vs. McWorld" in the work of Benjamin Barber, to personal essays reflecting religious responses to globalization. Focusing on a history of religions approach, Religion, Postcolonialism, and Globalization provides an alternative to existing sociological work on religion and globalization. Guidance on useful web resources can be found on the book's webpage.