Thinking Globally

A Global Studies Reader

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520278445

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

View: 998

In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer’s own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as: • Challenges of the global economy • Fading of the nation-state • Emerging nationalisms and transnational ideologies • Hidden economies of sex trafficking and the illegal drug trade • New communications media • Environmental crises • Human rights abuses Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students, and an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study.
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Thinking Globally

A Global Studies Reader

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520958012

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 8188

In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer’s own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as: • Challenges of the global economy • Fading of the nation-state • Emerging nationalisms and transnational ideologies • Hidden economies of sex trafficking and the illegal drug trade • New communications media • Environmental crises • Human rights abuses Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students, and an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study.
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What Is Global Studies?

Theory & Practice

Author: Manfred B. Steger,Amentahru Wahlrab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315459310

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 3346

What is Global Studies, and how does it relate to globalization? Responding to this frequently asked question, Manfred B. Steger and Amentahru Wahlrab provide the first comprehensive overview of this emerging field. Authoritative and accessible, this primer speaks to students and instructors interested not only in key theories but also in applied teaching and learning programs designed to educate "global citizens" to meet the concrete challenges of the twenty-first century. Linking the influential arguments of major thinkers in Global Studies to their own framework, the authors discuss the "Four Pillars of Global Studies": globalization, transdisciplinarity, space and time, and critical thinking. The book, with instructive appendix materials, will appeal to readers seeking a deeper understanding of Global Studies—one of the most popular fields of study in major universities around the world.
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Theorizing Global Studies

Author: Darren J O'Byrne,Alexander Hensby

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230517325

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 547

Clear, concise and easy to read, thisbook explores key debates around global studies today. It examines the processes and dynamics of globalization that impact on our modern world through clear explanations of complex theories. The book: presents 8 key models of global change brings together the ways in which sociology, politics and economics think about global studies covers a diverse range of major theorists in the field, from Giddens to Huntington, from Wallerstein to Fukuyama brings to life contemporary issues, including the global financial crisis and the war on terror Theorizing Global Studies is essential reading for all students of Sociology, Politics, International Relations and Global Studies.
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The Global Turn

Theories, Research Designs, and Methods for Global Studies

Author: Eve Darian-Smith,Philip C. McCarty

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520966309

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 900

The ability to deploy interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives that speak to interconnected global dimensions is critical if one’s work is to be relevant and applicable to the emerging global-scale issues of our time. The Global Turn is a guide for students and scholars across all areas of the social sciences and humanities who wish to embark on global-studies research projects. The authors demonstrate how the global can be studied from a local perspective and vice versa. They show how global processes manifest at multiple levels—transnational, regional, national, and local—all of which are interconnected and mutually constitutive. This book takes readers through the steps of thinking like a global scholar in theoretical, methodological, and practical terms, and it explains the implications of global perspectives for research design.
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Global Studies 1

Author: Giles Gunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780757500046

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 848

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International Organizations and Higher Education Policy

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally?

Author: Roberta Malee Bassett,Alma Maldonado-Maldonado

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113585436X

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 8641

Higher Education operates in an increasingly global context, and yet the examination of what drives and moves the field has remained largely focused on domestic campus leaders, national governments and institutional actors. International Organizations and Higher Education Policy expands the analysis to include the global drivers behind higher education policy, including a full array of influential organizations such as the World Bank, UNESCO, OECD, WTO, bilateral aid agencies and major private foundations. The significance of these organizations is especially pronounced in the developing world, where the expansion of higher education is happening in conjunction with the broadening influence of globalization. International Organizations and Higher Education Policy critically analyses the impact that these influential organizations have at different levels of policy development and implementation around the world. It examines their role in higher education institutions, examines the strength of these relationships, and exposes both the positive and negative implications. This edited volume is composed of scholars and members of these organizations from around the world. They address: How international organizations represent the interests of the developed world and subsequently have an impact on the developing world. How these organizations drive and shape the global agenda for higher education How higher education as an international industry is subject to a myriad of influences, from the international to the regional level What ethical issues emerge when international organizations intervene in national policy-making processes.
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Issues in 21st Century World Politics

Author: M. Beeson,N. Bisley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137589000

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 6627

Fully revised, the third edition of this popular text provides an incisive and accessible survey of the key issues in world politics. Written by an international team of experts, this new edition combines brand new chapters with revised and updated chapters on pressing issues such as climate change and resource security.
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Thinking History Globally

Author: Diego Olstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318147

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 7707

The book brings together many recent trends in writing history under a common framework: thinking history globally. By thinking history globally, the book explains, applies, and exemplifies the four basic strategies of analysis, the big C's: comparing, connecting, conceptualizing, and contextualizing, using twelve different branches of history.
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The Global Studies Reader

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199338467

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

View: 2053

The Global Studies Reader, Second Edition, offers an accessible introduction to globalization that will provide students with a better understanding of what constitutes Global Studies - the transdisciplinary field dedicated to the study of globalization. Thus, the book has been carefully designed to provide a representative selection of transdisciplinary writings appropriate for undergraduate students in Global Studies. This book brings together in a single volume some of the best pieceson the subject written by recognized scholars. These twenty seminal contributions have been kept to an easily digestible length while at the same time covering the major dimensions of globalization: politics and societies; economies and technologies; cultures and histories; and spaces and environments. Although The Global Studies Reader purposely contains no additional sectional introductions that might interrupt the conceptual flow of the writings, it offers at the end of each of its fourparts five discussion points designed to help clarify the authors' arguments and to stimulate further conversation. You will also find suggestions for additional readings and recommended websites to guide students' further research.
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Cultural Geographies

An Introduction

Author: John Horton,Peter Kraftl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317753674

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 8869

Cultural geography is a major, vibrant subdiscipline of human geography. Cultural geographers have done some of the most important, exciting and thought-provokingly zesty work in human geography over the last half-century. This book exists to provide an introduction to the remarkably diverse, controversial, and sometimes-infuriating work of cultural geographers. The book outlines how cultural geography in its various forms provides a rich body of research about cultural practices and politics in diverse contexts. Cultural geography offers a major resource for exploring the importance of cultural materials, media, texts and representations in particular contexts and is one of the most theoretically adventurous subdisciplines within human geography, engaging with many important lines of social and cultural theory. The book has been designed to provide an accessible, wide-ranging and thought-provoking introduction for students studying cultural geography, or specific topics within this subdiscipline. Through a wide range of case studies and learning activities, it provides an engaging introduction to cultural geography.
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Strangers in a Not-so-strange Land

Indian American Immigrants in the Global Age

Author: Arthur Wesley Helweg

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534613129

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

View: 2911

This text is a case study of the Asian Indians in the United States. Almost unheard of three decades ago and almost nonexistent in the United States in the 1970s, this community is, on the average, the highest educated and claims the highest average family income of any ethnic community in North America. They are part of and representative of the new kind of immigrant coming to America. This text delves into the subject of immigration by focusing on how the immigration of highly educated and professionally trained migrants, which began in the late 1960s/early 1970s, differs from and challenges the traditional concepts of migration studies. The case study takes a transnational perspective and discusses the role of globalization and the current world system to form a more comprehensive study than those studies that have dominated migration studies and anthropology to date.
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Empire Within

International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance

Author: Alexander D Barder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317590082

Category: Political Science

Page: 161

View: 1153

This book explores the reverberating impacts between historical and contemporary imperial laboratories and their metropoles through three case studies concerning violence, surveillance and political economy. The invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 forced the United States to experiment and innovate in considerable ways. Faced with growing insurgencies that called into question its entire mission, the occupation authorities engaged in a series of tactical and technological innovations that changed the way it combated insurgents and managed local populations. The book presents new material to develop the argument that imperial and colonial contexts function as a laboratory in which techniques of violence, population control and economic principles are developed which are subsequently introduced into the domestic society of the imperial state. The text challenges the widely taken for granted notion that the diffusion of norms and techniques is a one-way street from the imperial metropole to the dependent or weak periphery. This work will be of great interest to scholars of international relations, critical security studies and international relations theory.
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Social and Cultural Foundations in Global Studies

Author: Eve Stoddard,John Collins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317509773

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6616

From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the study of the social and cultural aspects of global studies. After a brief introduction to global studies, the early chapters of the book survey the key concepts and processes of globalization as well as a critical look at the meaning and role globalization. Students are guided through the material with relevant maps, resource boxes, and text boxes that support and guide further independent exploration of the topics at hand. The second half of the book features interdisciplinary case studies, each of which focuses on a specific issue.
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Thinking Globally, Composing Locally

Rethinking Online Writing in the Age of the Global Internet

Author: Rich Rice,Kirk St.Amant

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607326647

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

View: 1344

Thinking Globally, Composing Locally explores how writing and its pedagogy should adapt to the ever-expanding environment of international online communication. Communication to a global audience presents a number of new challenges; writers seeking to connect with individuals from many different cultures must rethink their concept of audience. They must also prepare to address friction that may arise from cross-cultural rhetorical situations, variation in available technology and in access between interlocutors, and disparate legal environments. The volume offers a pedagogical framework that addresses three interconnected and overarching objectives: using online media to contact audiences from other cultures to share ideas; presenting ideas in a manner that invites audiences from other cultures to recognize, understand, and convey or act upon them; and composing ideas to connect with global audiences to engage in ongoing and meaningful exchanges via online media. Chapters explore a diverse range of pedagogical techniques, including digital notebooks designed to create a space for active dialogic and multicultural inquiry, experience mapping to identify communication disruption points in international customer service, and online forums used in global distance education. Thinking Globally, Composing Locally will prove an invaluable resource for instructors seeking to address the many exigencies of online writing situations in global environments. Contributors: Suzanne Blum Malley, Katherine Bridgman, Maury Elizabeth Brown, Kaitlin Clinnin, Cynthia Davidson, Susan Delagrange, Scott Lloyd Dewitt, Amber Engelson, Kay Halasek, Lavinia Hirsu, Daniel Hocutt, Vassiliki Kourbani, Tika Lamsal, Liz Lane, Ben Lauren, J. C. Lee, Ben McCorkle, Jen Michaels, Minh-Tam Nguyen, Beau S. Pihlaja, Ma Pilar Milagros, Cynthia L. Selfe, Heather Turner, Don Unger, Josephine Walwema
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Global Studies

A Historical and Contemporary Reader

Author: Giles Gunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781524946746

Category:

Page: N.A

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Think Outside the Country

A Guide to Going Global and Succeeding in the Translation Economy

Author: John Yunker

Publisher: Byte Level Books

ISBN: 1618220500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 4250

Succeed globally. Passport not required. You don’t need to travel the world to take your company global. What you do need is an open mind and the desire to become a global generalist. This book will help. Based on 15 years of experience helping companies go global, author John Yunker provides: A process for creating world-ready products, websites, and softwareCultural insights into China, Russia, Germany, Brazil, India, and moreTips for localizing text, images, icons, and pictures for the worldNew rules of the translation economy In the information economy, information is power. In the translation economy, translation is power. Thanks to translation and localization, companies like Apple, Nike, and General Electric now make more money from outside the US than from within it. This book helps marketers, designers, and executives develop sound strategies for going global—and avoid costly and embarrassing mistakes along the way. In addition, you’ll find the ultimate globalization checklist that your web, marketing, and product teams can use to make sure you go global the right way. Who this book is for This book is for marketing, sales and web teams, PR execs, business development and product managers, localizers, translators and project managers. In other words, this book is for anyone who wants a better understanding of the global internet and how to make the most of it.
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What Is Global History?

Author: Sebastian Conrad

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880963

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 6114

Until very recently, historians have looked at the past with the tools of the nineteenth century. But globalization has fundamentally altered our ways of knowing, and it is no longer possible to study nations in isolation or to understand world history as emanating from the West. This book reveals why the discipline of global history has emerged as the most dynamic and innovative field in history—one that takes the connectedness of the world as its point of departure, and that poses a fundamental challenge to the premises and methods of history as we know it. What Is Global History? provides a comprehensive overview of this exciting new approach to history. The book addresses some of the biggest questions the discipline will face in the twenty-first century: How does global history differ from other interpretations of world history? How do we write a global history that is not Eurocentric yet does not fall into the trap of creating new centrisms? How can historians compare different societies and establish compatibility across space? What are the politics of global history? This in-depth and accessible book also explores the limits of the new paradigm and even its dangers, the question of whom global history should be written for, and much more. Written by a leading expert in the field, What Is Global History? shows how, by understanding the world's past as an integrated whole, historians can remap the terrain of their discipline for our globalized present.
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Crossing Borders

International Studies for the 21st Century

Author: Harry I. Chernotsky,Heidi H. Hobbs

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 154430997X

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 7207

Crossing Borders provides a framework built upon an understanding of the many borders that define the international system. Renowned authors Harry I. Chernotsky and Heidi H. Hobbs address many of the different fields that constitute international studies—geography, politics, economics, sociology, and anthropology—and give instructors a starting point from which they can pursue their own disciplinary interests. By integrating research and current examples, the Third Edition encourages you to identify your role in today’s international arena and what it means to be a global citizen. Not only do you develop a better understanding of the world, you also receive advice on how to increase your own global engagement through study abroad, internships, and career options. This Third Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect recent events and trends, including cyberterrorism, the rise of ISIS, and other key issues. It offers new color maps and clear learning objectives for every chapter, giving students a solid understanding of the complexity of the issues facing the world today.
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Teaching in a Globally-Connected World

Preparing Learners for the Future

Author: Ervin F. Sparapani,Pamela L. Ross McClain

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761868151

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 5145

This book examines the current social, political, economic, and religious climate of the world, makes projections for the future, and then makes suggestions for what the contributors believe educators need to think about in order to adequately prepare young people to successfully navigate that future. We live in a globally-connected world, and young people, as they move into the future, need to be prepared to live in that future. Schools (and teachers) tend to focus on the present, which is okay; however, schools (and teachers) must decide what is important to know in the present in order for young people to be successful in the future. The responsibility of education today must be to prepare learners to live in an unknown future, that is global, and not be so focused on an uncertain present.
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