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 .

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.

Controversies in Globalization: Contending Approaches to InternationalRelations, 2nd Edition

Author: Peter M Haas,John a Hird

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 160871795X

Category: Political Science

Page: 577

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Debate-style readers can be effective and provocative teaching tools in the classroom. But if the readings are not in dialogue with one another, the crux of the debate is lost on students, and the reader fails to add real depth to the course. Controversies in Globalization solves this issue by inviting 15 pairs of scholars and practitioners to write specifically for the volume, directly addressing current and relevant questions in international relations through brief "yes" and "no" pieces. Providing students with necessary context, the editors offer introductions that effectively frame the debate and make clear what is at stake, both from a theoretical as well as from a practical perspective. Concluding discussion questions in each chapter encourage critical thinking and analysis.

Introducing Globalization

Analysis and Readings

Author: Richard W. Mansbach,Edward Rhodes

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 148330132X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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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.

Rethinking Globalization

Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World

Author: Bill Bigelow,Bob Peterson

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 0942961285

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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Presents lessons and activities covering the topics of social justice and globalization.

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.

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 and Change in Fifteen Cultures

Born in One World, Living in Another

Author: George Dearborn Spindler,Janice E. Stockard

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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Explore cultural change with GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE IN FIFTEEN CULTURES: BORN IN ONE WORLD, LIVING IN ANOTHER! Composed of original articles, this anthology brings anthropology to life and reflects a world changed by globalization and an anthropology committed to documenting the effects of the vast cultural flows of people, information, goods, and technology, now in motion the world over. Examples of global coverage include the Bedouin in Sudan, Mardu in Australia, Sambia in New Guinea, Canela in Brazil, Yolmo in Nepal, Ju/Hoansi in Namibia, Minangkabau in Sumatra, Scottish crofters, Greek villagers, Chinese minorities, the Aztecs and Yucatecans in Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, African-American gang members, and Wisconsin town residents in the U.S.A.

Globalization

The Essentials

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393576

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Essentials of Globalization is a highly useful compact edition of the author's full-scale textbook, Globalization: A Basic Text. The Essentials is written in a style accessible to undergraduates, and draws on both academic and popular sources in its explanations. A highly useful compact version of Globalization: A Basic Text, which contains the all major areas in an accessible and affordable format for undergraduate students Develops a unique perspective on globalization early in the book and uses it throughout to orient and organize discussion of a wide range of topics and parts of the world Integrated use of a wide array of sources, including empirical research, theories, newspaper and magazine articles, monographs, and popular books Designed to work as a basic text in globalization courses, or as a supplementary text in courses that include globalization as one of several topics

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.

Sociology of Globalization

Cultures, Economies, and Politics

Author: Keri E. Iyall Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429972717

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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A rich collection of diverse voices, Sociology of Globalization examines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research, and engaging journalism. Key pieces from prominent scholars, journalists, and theorists will resonate with students, stretch the classroom into their daily lives, and give the study of globalization concrete meaning. Each of three sections (culture, economy, and politics) begins with an original introduction from the editor which familiarizes readers with essential themes and concepts and provides necessary context for the readings that follow. Useful resources for further research, including websites, films, and class exercises, are also provided to exemplify and add relevance to major topics. Accessible and expansive, this is the ideal primary reader or supplement for undergraduate courses on the sociology of globalization.

Art and Globalization

Author: James Elkins,Zhivka Valiavicharska,Alice Kim

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271037164

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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"Brings together historians, philosophers, critics, postcolonial theorists, and curators to ask how contemporary global art is conceptualized. Issues discussed include globalism and globalization, internationalism and nationality, empire and capitalism"--Provided by publisher.

Globalization

Author: Donald J. Boudreaux

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313342134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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Introduces globalization, describing its history and importance in the present era, and discusses such economic concepts as free trade, jobs and wages, balance of trade, trade deficits, and key financial institutions.

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

World Politics

International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century

Author: Jeffrey Haynes,Peter Hough,Shahin Malik,Lloyd Pettiford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786297X

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

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From the war on terror to the global financial crisis, traditional concepts of world politics are being challenged on a daily basis. In these uncertain times, the study of international relations and the forces that shape them have never been more important. Written specifically for students who are approaching this subject for the first time, World Politics is the most accessible, coherent and up-to-date account of the field available. It covers the historical backdrop to today’s political situations, the complex interactions of states and non-state actors, the role of political economy, human security in all its forms, and the ways in which culture, religion and identity influence events. World Politics takes a new approach that challenges traditional interpretations, and will equip students with the knowledge and the confidence needed to tackle the big issues.