Globalization and World Society

  • ID: 3743768
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Globalization and World Society traces the early development of global culture through the rise of Western civilization and the impact of that civilization upon the non–industrialized world. Its main concern is to examine the various institutions which emerged from this process – citizenship and the nation–state system, producer/consumers and the global economy, "viewers" and the global communication system, the military and the world order, protesters and global movements.

The emphasis throughout is on reflexive connections between individuals and global institutions. The author considers different theoretical approaches to the analysis of globalization but also discusses a rich variety of more empirical issues and materials.

This book will appeal to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates following courses which deal with processes of globalization.
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List of tables.



1. The European Global View.

2. Mass Society and the American Dream.

3. The Citzen and the Nation–State System.

4. The Producer–Consumer in the Global Economy.

5. The Viewer in the Global Communication System.

6. The Soldier in the World Order.

7. Global Social Movements.



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"This multidimensional historical–sociological analysis of globalization offers an enjoyable read. I liked this book very much ... Spybey offers a sweeping yet careful analysis. Unlike many works on globalization, this contribution is rich in empirical substantiation. Throughout, Spybey writes in an engaging and refreshingly unpretentious manner ... it will help students develop an acute sense of their lives as reflexive global agents. This reviewer, too, was left with a satisfying sense of having learned something."
International Affairs

"This book will be welcomed by those who are sympathetic to the idea of globalization but have found most accounts of it excessively stucturalist and abstract." British Journal of Sociology
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