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Geographies of Global Change. Remapping the World. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2247841
  • Book
  • August 2002
  • Region: Global
  • 540 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The second edition of this popular collection presents 28 specially commissioned essays by leading geographers from across the world, addressing questions about how and why the world has changed, is changing, and will continue to change. The volume provides students with a series of critical insights into the economic, political, social, cultural and ecological dimensions of change at every geographical scale from the global to the local.

For the updated edition, several new topics have been added in order to keep the text contemporary. New material has been incorporated on economic changes relating to world trade and labour, on political changes in the post cold–war era and geopolitics, on social and cultural changes relating to children, race, consumption, and cyberspace, and on changes in environmental governance. In addition, the editors have written a new essay to introduce the volume by providing a distinctive geographical take on globalization. Existing chapters have been revised or rewritten as necessary.

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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.



1. Geography/Globalization. (Peter J. Taylor, Michael J Watts, and R J Johnston).

Part I: Geoeconomic Change.

2. A Hyperactive World. (Nigel Thrift).

3. Trading Worlds. (Peter Dicken).

4. From Farming to Agribusiness: Global Agri–food Networks. (Sarah Whatmore).

5. Transnational Corporations and Global Divisions of Labor. (Richard Wright).

6. Global Change in a World of Organized Labor. (Andrew Herod).

7. Trajectories of Development Theory: Capitalism, Socialism and Beyond. (David Slater).

Part II: Geopolitical Change.

8. Democracy and Human Rights After the Cold War. (John Agnew).

9. The Renaissance of Nationalism. (Nuala C. Johnson).

10. Global Regulation and Trans–state Organization. (Susan M. Roberts).

11. The Rise of the Workfare State. (Joe Painter).

12. Post–Cold War Geopolitics: Contrasting Superpowers in a World of Global Dangers. (Gerard OTualhail).

Part III: Geosocial Change.

13. Population Crisis: From Global to Local. (Elspeth Graham and Paul Boyle).

14. Global Change and Patterns of Death and Disease. (John Eyles).

15. Changing Women′s Status in a Global Economy. (Susan Christopherson).

16. Stuck in Place: Children in the Globalization of Social Reproduction. (Cindi Katz).

17. Race and Globalization. (Ruth Wilson Gilmore).

Part IV: Geocultural Change.

18. Consumption in the Globalizing World. (Peter Jackson).

19. Understanding Diversity: The Problem of/for Theory . (Linda McDowell).

20. Resisting and Reshaping Destructive Development: Social Movements and Globalizing Networks. (Paul Routledge).

21. World Cities and the Organization of Global Space. (Paul L. Knox).

22. The Emerging Geographies of Cyberspace. (Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge).

Part V: Geoenvironmental Change.

23.The Earth Transformed: Trends, Trajectories, and Patterns. (William B. Meyer and B. L. Turner II).

24.The Earth as Input: Resources. (Jody Emel, Gavin Bridge, and Rob Krueger).

25.The Earth as Output: Pollution. (David K. C. Jones).

26.Sustainable Development? (W.M Adams).

27.Environmental Governance. (Simon Dalby).

Part VI: Conclusion.

28. Remapping the World. What sort of map? What sort of world? (Peter J Taylor, Michael J Watts, and R J Johnston).



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R. J. Johnston
Peter J. Taylor
Michael Watts
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