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Geographies of Globalization (09 Edition)

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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 transformations in the planet’s economic geography, Geographies of Globalization is a critical examination of what has become the leitmotif of our contemporary world.
  • Challenges neoliberal assumptions on the nature of globalization

  • Provides a conceptual overview of how globalization is a spatial process and of its relation to capitalism

  • Explores whether we are in fact living in a more ‘globalized’ world or only in a more ‘internationalized’ one

  • Considers arguments concerning whether ‘globalization’ is a new phenomenon or simply the latest manifestation of processes many hundreds of years in the making

  • Focuses on how nation-states have shaped, and been shaped by, contemporary processes of ‘globalization’, how ‘globalization’ has been imagined discursively, and how workers are responding to such processes

  • Explores how workers are creating new organizing strategies in response to ‘globalization’

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

?Herod presents in a concise manner a number of critical perspectives on globalization in a way that makes them easily accessible without dumbing them down.? (CHOICE, October 2009)

"An important introduction to the debates about the geography of globalization. Critical but never shrill, the book works unerringly to expose and render intelligible the intellectual and practical pressure points that are the result of the multiple processes of globalization. As good a starting point as any you'll find."

Nigel Thrift, University of Warwick

"Writing for an upper level undergraduate readership, Andrew Herod has produced a challenging critical interpretation of geographies of globalization that is both historically informed and geographically sensitive."

Peter Dicken, University of Manchester

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Preface.

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.

References.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405110525
Subtitle:
A Critical Introduction
Author:
Herod, Andrew
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
International economic integration
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Economic geography
Copyright:
Series:
Critical Introductions to Geography
Publication Date:
20090120
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
254 x 180.3 x 22.9 mm 24 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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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