IThe Limits of Globalization criticizes the idea that globalization is an unstoppable historical force in the face of which politics are helpless and calls for a renewal of political projects which can defend society against markets. The limitations of the globalizing forces operating in the world today can best be understood through an analysis of their concrete manifestations. Using examples from the people's art of Potsdammer Platz to the ways in which Western cultural icons are reinterpreted in Asian magazines, this collection of essays unpicks the rhetoric of globalization in political analysis, cultural theory and urban and economic sociology and exposes the myth of the global society as in many cases a dangerous exaggeration.
"The interest of the volume lies, in fact, not only in the high level of the essays, but also in the variety of its themes and the exploration of specific cases and problems.."
-"Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol.32, 2000
..."[T]here is something in this novel for everyone....this volume aptly demonstrates that there is no single globalization."
Series: International Library of Sociology (Paperback)
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 381
Published: 13th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 15.8
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1