- Provides a rich introduction to the subject
- Grounds the study of globalization ethnographically by locating global processes in everyday practice
- Addresses the global flow of capital, people, commodities, media, and ideologies
- Offers extensive geographic coverage: from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean, Europe, and North America
- Updated edition includes new selections, section introductions, and recommendations for further reading
Overture: Thinking the Global:.
1. Tracking Global Flows: Jonathan Xavier Inda (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Renato Rosaldo (New York University).
2. Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy: Arjun Appadurai (The New School).
3. The Global Situation: Anna Tsing (University of California, Santa Cruz).
Part I: Itinerant Capital:.
4. Notes on Mayan Youth and Rural Industrialization in Guatemala: Linda Green (University of Arizona).
5. Thai Love Thai: Financing Emotion in Post-crash Thailand: Alan Klima (University of California, Davis).
6. Situating Global Capitalisms: A View from Wall Street Investment Banks: Karen Ho (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities).
Part II: Mobile Subjects:.
7. Cyberpublics and Diaspora Politics among Transnational Chinese: Aihwa Ong (University of California, Berkeley).
8. Between Cinema and Social Work: Diasporic Turkish Women and the (Dis)Pleasures of Hybridity: Katherine Pratt Ewing (Duke University).
9. Compassion and Repression: The Moral Economy of Immigration Policies in France: Didier Fassin (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris).
Part III: Roving Commodities:.
10. Domesticating the French Fry: McDonald's and Consumerism in Moscow: Melissa L. Caldwell (University of California, Santa Cruz).
11. Copyrighting Che: Art and Authorship under Cuban Late Socialism: Ariana Hernández-Reguant (University of California, San Diego).
12. Diagnostic Liquidity: Mental Illness and the Global Trade in DNA: Andrew Lakoff (University of California, San Diego).
Part IV: Traveling Media:.
13. Dubbing Culture: Indonesian Gay and Lesbi Subjectivities and Ethnography in an Already Globalized World: Tom Boellstorff (University of California, Irvine).
14. Itineraries of Indian Cinema: African Videos, Bollywood, and Global Media: Brian Larkin (Barnard College).
15. The New Digital Media and Activist Networking within Anti-Corporate Globalization Movements: Jeffrey S. Juris (Arizona State University).
Part V: Nomadic Ideologies:.
16. The Female Inheritance Movement in Hong Kong: Theorizing the Local/Global Interface: Sally Engle Merry (New York University) and Rachel E. Stern (University of California, Berkeley).
17. Disorderly Development: Globalization and the Idea of “Culture”: Renée Sylvain (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada).
18. Politico-moral Transactions in Indian AIDS Service: Confidentiality, Rights, and New Modalities of Governance: Kavita Misra (Yale University).