Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture

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SAGE, 27 jul. 1992 - 224 pagina's
A stimulating appraisal of a crucial contemporary theme, this comprehensive analysis of globalizaton offers a distinctively cultural perspective on the social theory of the contemporary world.

This perspective considers the world as a whole, going beyond conventional distinctions between the global and the local and between the universal and the particular. Its cultural approach emphasizes the political and economic significance of shifting conceptions of, and forms of participation in, an increasingly compressed world. At the same time the book shows why culture has become a globally contested issue - why, for example, competing conceptions of 'world order' have political and economic consequences.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Prologue
1
Chapter 1 Globalization as a Problem
8
Chapter 2 The Cultural Turn
32
Chapter 3 Mapping the Global Condition
49
Chapter 4 WorldSystems Theory Culture and Images of World Order
61
Chapter 5 Japanese Globality and Japanese Religion
85
Chapter 6 The UniversalismParticularism Issue
97
Chapter 7 Civilization Civility and the Civilizing Process
115
Chapter 8 Globalization Theory and Civilization Analysis
129
Chapter 9 Globality Modernity and the Issue of Postmodernity
138
Chapter 10 Globalization and the Nostalgic Paradigm
146
Chapter 11 The Search for Fundamentals in Global Perspective
164
Chapter 12 Concluding Reflections
182
Bibliography
189
Index
205
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Over de auteur (1992)

Roland Robertson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. His books include International Systems and the Modernization of Societies (with J P Nettl, 1968) The Sociological Interpretation of Religion (1970) Meaning and Change: Explorations in the Cultural Sociology of Modern Societies (1978), Religion and Global Order (co-edited with William R Garrett, 1991) and Talcott Parsons: Theorist of Modernity (co-edited with Bryan S Turner

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