A concise exploration of globalization and its role in the contemporary eraDriven by technological advancements and global corporations, and 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. Read Globalization: The Essentials Author George Ritzer – heartforum.co.uk
George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland He has named at Distinguished Scholar Teacher at Maryland and received the American Sociological Association s Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award Among his academic awards are an Honorary Doctorate from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia Honorary Patron, University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin and the 2012 2013 Robin William Lectureship from the Eastern Sociological Society He has chaired four Sections of the American Sociological Association Theoretical Sociology, Organizations and Occupations, first Chair of Global and Transnational Sociology, and the History of Sociology His books have been translated into over twenty languages, with over a dozen translations of The McDonaldization of Society alone.
- 392 pages
- Globalization: The Essentials
- George Ritzer
- 12 February 2018 George Ritzer