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The Limits Of Globalization : International Library of Sociology (Paperback) - Alan Scott

The Limits Of Globalization

International Library of Sociology (Paperback)

By: Alan Scott (Editor), John Scott (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th November 1997
ISBN: 9780415105668
Number Of Pages: 381

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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.

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"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." -"Critical Sociology

Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Contesting Global Forcesp. 23
The Futures of Berlin's Potsdamer Platzp. 25
The Global Commonp. 55
Homogenized Culture or Enduring Diversity?p. 73
'across the Universe'p. 75
An Asian Orientalism?p. 90
Elvis in Zanzibarp. 116
Chinese Entrepreneurshipp. 143
The National, the International and the Globalp. 179
Globalization, Urban Change and Urban Policies in Britain and Francep. 181
Air Transport and Globalizationp. 202
Globalization, the Company and the Workplacep. 223
Nationalism and the Fall of the Ussrp. 238
Theoretical Reflections: Social Theory, Cultural Subjectivism and Disembedded Marketsp. 255
Globalization as an Emergent Conceptp. 257
Wider Horizons with Larger Detailsp. 284
The World Market Unboundp. 306
Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 350
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ISBN: 9780415105668
ISBN-10: 0415105668
Series: International Library of Sociology (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 381
Published: 13th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 15.8  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1