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Geographies of Globalization. A Critical Introduction. Critical Introductions to Geography

  • ID: 2250349
  • Book
  • December 2008
  • 296 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Challenging such neoliberal assumptions as the death of distance and suggestions that geography no longer matters within a shrinking globe,
Geographies of Globalization is a critical introduction to the concepts and realities surrounding what has become the leitmotif of our contemporary world.

The book shows that whatever else they may be, the contemporary processes that are impacting on the world economy and which are variously represented as globalization and/or internationalization are fundamentally geographical processes, for they are tying the planet together in new and different ways.

Exploring a wide range of issues, from the integration of the world economy to how contemporary processes are shaping and shaped by nation–states and how workers are organizing transnationally in response to on–going transformations in the planet s economic geography, Geographies of Globalization illuminates the many, often contradictory, facets of globalization.

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List of Figures.

List of Tables.


A Note on Terminology, Naming, and the Calculation of Historical Monetary Values.

List of Abbreviations.

1. Introduction.

2. Envisioning Global Visions.

3. Interpreting Globalization.

4. Talking Globalization.

5. Globalizing Empires.

6. Manufacturing Globalization.

7. Governing Globalization.

8. Globalizing Labor.

9. Conclusion.



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Andrew Herod
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