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Glocalization

Author : Victor Roudometof
ISBN : 9781317936282
Genre : Political Science
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This book seeks to provide a critical introduction to the under-theorized concept of Glocalization. While the term has been slowly diffused into social-scientific vocabulary, to date, there is no book in circulation that specifically discusses this concept. Historically theorists have intertwined the concepts of the ‘global’ and the ‘glocal’ or have subsumed the ‘glocal’ under other concepts – such as cosmopolitanization. Moreover, theorists have failed to give ‘local’ due attention in their theorizing. The book argues that the terms ‘global’, the ‘local’ and the ‘glocal’ are in need of unambiguous and theoretically and methodologically sound definitions. This is a prerequisite for their effective operationalization and application into social research. Glocalization is structured in two parts: Part I introduces the term, seeking to provide a history and critical assessment of theorists' past use of glocalization and offering an alternative perspective and a clear, effective and applicable definition of the term, explaining the limitations of the term globalization and the value of defining glocalization. Part II then moves on to illustrate how the concept of glocalization can be used to broaden our understanding and analysis of a wide range of issues in world politics including the 21st century culture of consumption, transnationalism & cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and religious traditions. Utilizing a wide range of historical, ethnographic and real-life examples from various domains this work will be essential reading for students and scholars of Globalization and will be of great interest to those in the field of Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Studies.

Rethinking Ideology In The Age Of Global Discontent

Author : Barrie Axford
ISBN : 9781351611749
Genre : Political Science
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Over the last decade, anti-government demonstrations worldwide have brought together individuals and groups that were often assumed unlikely to unite for a common cause due to differences in ideological tendencies. They have particularly highlighted the role of youth, women, social media, and football clubs in establishing unusual alliances between far left and far right groups and/or secular and religious segments of the society. In this wide-ranging volume, the contributors question to what extent political ideologies have lost their explanatory power in contemporary politics and society. This book aims to contribute to the ongoing debates about the relationship between ideology and public protests by introducing the global context that allows the comparison of societies in different parts of the world in order to reveal the general patterns underlying the global era. Tackling a highly topical issue, this book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of international relations, social movements and globalization.

Re Living The Global City

Author : John Eade
ISBN : 9781317510420
Genre : Political Science
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Living the Global City (1996) was a landmark text in the field of Global Studies, offering an analysis of globalization and global/local processes by focussing on specific issues and themes which include community, culture, milieu, socioscapes and sociospheres, microglobalization, poverty, ethnic identity and carnival. In this new collection Eade and Rumford draw together scholars whose work has engaged with the original volume over the last 15 years and the result is a unique and thematically coherent collection of essays which both complements the original book and challenges some of its core assumptions. Re-Living the Global City both pays homage to a key text and pushes its agenda into important new areas. After reflecting upon how debates in the field have developed since the original publication, the contributors seek to drive the debate forward through discussion of contemporary themes and issues such as borders and bordering, social movements, community and global connectivity. They consider the ways in which the city produces different experiences of globalization for different people and examine the various accounts of the ways in which new forms of sociality are definitive of contemporary globalization and cosmopolitanism. Drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines including international relations, politics, sociology, urban studies and anthropology, this work will be of great interest to all students and scholars of global studies and globalization.

Human Rights And The Reinvention Of Freedom

Author : Nick Stevenson
ISBN : 9781317585558
Genre : Political Science
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This volume seeks to propose a reinvention of freedom under contemporary conditions of globalization, cross-border mobility, and neo-liberal dominance. There are currently two predominant myths circulating about freedom. The first is that in a global age growing numbers of citizens are less concerned with freedom than they are with security. Secondly, there is the presumption that freedom only refers to market freedom and consumerism, implying that the ideas of choice and consumption are interchangeable with ideas of freedom. Stevenson argues that while these arguments are significant, they are deeply misleading. More ‘authentic’ ideas of freedom such as self-realisation, participating in politics and seeking a meaningful life of self-reflection have not been entirely displaced but have instead become reinvented in our global times. The cries of freedom can still be heard in a multitude of places from the Arab Spring to the Occupy Movement and from the protests against European austerity to the current popularity of human rights. Stevenson also argues that the idea of freedom has become increasingly mobile in our interconnected and transnational society. The spaces and places of civil society are more complex in this global age, pushing ideas of freedom far beyond the usual arena of national politics. This volume brings together a diverse range of cultural interpretations in respect of freedom related to the idea of the commons, cosmopolitanism, contemporary documentary cinema and the history of jazz music. Exploring the ways in which notions of freedom are being re-made within the context of the present, and looking more precisely at the current threats to freedom, it will be of interest to students and scholars of globalization, human rights and cultural sociology.

Die Globalisierung Des Nichts

Author : George Ritzer
ISBN : 3896695363
Genre : Globalization
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Teaching In Transnational Higher Education

Author : Lee Dunn
ISBN : 0415420547
Genre : Education
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This book provides theoretical perspectives and practical guidelines for professionals involved in the delivery of programmes for transnational students, in line with that of the Higher Education Policy Institute. Including; increased transnational provision including e-learning and offshore campuses, the rise of professional subjects, and the internationalization of science. It focuses upon the current and emerging issues in transnational teaching and learning, discusses the implications for learners in transnational higher education. Contributors from across the globe include Jude Carroll and Betty Leask cover key topics such as: cultural politics communities of practice student attitudes plagiarism effective teaching language barriers reflective practice technology quality assurance planning andmanagement. Teaching and Learning in Transnational Education provides sounds theory and practical advice for HE administrators and managers involved in running offshore programmes and managing increased cultural diversity within universities, and provides educational developers and HE lecturers with practical advice on improving the experience of the international students.

Interkulturelle Theologie

Author : Cilliers Breytenbach
ISBN : 3374041914
Genre : Christianity and culture
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Die Berliner Theologische Zeitschrift (BThZ) informiert uber gegenwartige theologische Entwicklungen, stellt sich aktuellen Fragen zur Situation der Kirche und der Gesellschaft und bietet ein Forum fur das Gesprach uber neue Einsichten und Forschungsresultate. Sie ist uber ihre Bedeutung fur das Profil der Theologie in Deutschland hinaus fur die theologische Fortbildung von Pfarrerinnen und Pfarrern, Religionspadagoginnen und Religionspadagogen ausserordentlich geeignet und wendet sich an alle theologisch Interessierten. Die Hefte haben entweder einen thematischen Schwerpunkt (z.B. Kirche, Asthetik, Theodizee) oder sind einer einzelnen theologischen Disziplin gewidmet (z. B. Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Kirchengeschichte, Systematische Theologie, Praktische Theologie, Religionswissenschaft).

Die Welt Ist Flach

Author : Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN : 3518459643
Genre : Diffusion of innovations
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Globales Amerika

Author : Ulrich Beck
ISBN : 9783839401729
Genre : Social Science
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Seit einigen Jahren wird in den Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften international kaum ein Phänomen so lebhaft diskutiert wie das der Globalisierung. Nachdem die zu Anfang vorherrschende Sichtweise von Globalisierung als Entwicklung einer homogenen Weltkultur zunehmend an Evidenz verlor, rücken die lokal unterschiedlichen kulturellen Praktiken und Perspektiven als Teil von Globalisierung ins Zentrum des Interesses. Diese Neujustierung des Fokus erlaubt auch längst überfällige neue Lesarten des vermeintlich einfachen Verhältnisses von »Amerikanisierung« und Globalisierung. Dabei wird deutlich, dass die oft als »Amerikanisierung« wahrgenommene Globalisierung weltweit heterogene Resonanzen erzeugt, hybride Kulturen, Fluchtlinien und Gegenbewegungen treten gleichermaßen hervor. Der Band »Globales Amerika«, in dem sich einige der prominentesten Denker der Globalisierung zu Wort melden, präsentiert anregende Lektüren dieser bislang wenig beleuchteten Seite der Globalisierung und leistet damit einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Verständnis des Problems insgesamt. Für das 21. Jahrhundert erweist sich die Perspektive eines »methodologischen Kosmopolitismus« (Ulrich Beck) als richtungsweisend.

Feminist Politics Activism And Vision

Author : Luciana Ricciutelli
ISBN : UVA:X004833035
Genre : Social Science
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This volume brings together essays of remarkable variety and fresh insight by leading feminists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe and Scandinavia. With clear-eyed realism and passionate optimism these articles raise crucial historical, organizational, ethical, conceptual, strategic and practical issues facing feminists today. The personal accounts, political speeches and academic articles collected here reveal a vibrant and multifaceted transnational feminist community redefining wealth, work, peace, democracy, sexuality, family, human rights, development, community, and citizenship. They provide a sense of inter-related issues being addressed at local, national, regional and global levels in generative ways which both honor local and global movements.

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