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Many Globalizations

Author : Peter L. Berger
ISBN : 0195168828
Genre : Political Science
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'Many Globalizations' is an attempt to account for the cultural impact of globalisation in the lives of ordinary citizens from ten countries. The results of the study portray vast numbers of people intermixing participation in a global economy with indigenous values and lifestyles.

Many Globalizations

Author : Peter L. Berger
ISBN : 0198235488
Genre : Culture
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Author : Bettina Heintz
ISBN : 9783110509441
Genre : Social Science
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Dieser Sonderband der "Zeitschrift fr Soziologie" ist der Thematik der "Weltgesellschaft" gewidmet, der Frage also nach den Grenzen und der Reichweite der Gesellschaft heute. Umfassend behandelt der Band die Theorie und Theoriegeschichte der Weltgesellschaft und setzt sich detailliert mit dem Problem von Differenzierung und Integration der Weltgesellschaft auseinander und ebenso mit empirischen Fragen wie Welthandel, Region, Nationalitt, Lokalitt, der Rolle Europas u.a.

Global Webshop

Author : Oliver Meidl
ISBN : 9783658083274
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ausgehend von Merkmalen erfolgreicher Online-Geschäftsmodelle erläutert Oliver Meidl zentrale Exzellenzfaktoren globaler Webseiten im Retailsegment. Dazu untersucht er Webdesign im elektronischen Handel, internetbasierten Direktvertrieb und länderübergreifende Online-Vertriebsprozesse. Der Autor diskutiert einen ausgewogenen „Glokalisierungsansatz“ des Webangebotes und entwickelt daraus ein E-Commerce-Hierarchiemodell, welches die Erfolgsansprüche an globale Webshops entsprechend ihrer Bedeutung im Kundenkaufzyklus strukturiert.

The New Sociology Of Knowledge

Author : Michaela Pfadenhauer
ISBN : 9781412850957
Genre : Social Science
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A classical sociologist can be defined as someone whose "works occupied a central position among the sociological ideas and notions of an era." Following this criterion, Michaela Pfadenhauer demonstrates the relevance of Peter L. Berger’s work to the sociology of knowledge. Pfadenhauer shows that Berger is not only a sociologist of religion, but one whose works are characterized by a sociology-of-knowledge perspective. Berger stands out among his fellow social scientists both quantitatively and qualitatively. He has written numerous books, which have been translated into many languages, and a multitude of essays in scholarly journals and popular magazines. For decades, he has played a role in shaping both public debate and social scientific discourse in America and far beyond. As a sociologist of knowledge, Berger has played three roles: he has been a theoretician of modern life, an analyst of modern religiosity, and an empiricist of global economic culture. In all areas, the focus on processes rather than status quo is characteristic of Berger’s thinking. This book provides an in-depth view on the critical thinking of one of the most important sociologists that present times has to offer. It includes four written essays by Berger.

Iberian Worlds

Author : Gary McDonogh
ISBN : 9781135936969
Genre : Social Science
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Iberian Worlds is an imaginative, short text that dramatically depicts important globalization themes and processes through the important flows and impacts Spain and Portugal have had with many important regions of the world for many centuries. Spain and Portugal have long histories at the cutting-edge of world relations, managing far-flung empires, and author Gary McDonogh stresses this historical perspective as well as foregrounding the vast present world fostered by the "Iberian project" - Latin America, Southern Europe, parts of Asia and Africa, in which Spain and Portugal possess enormous power.

Challenges In Human Rights

Author : Elisabeth Reichert
ISBN : 9780231510349
Genre : Social Science
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By using human rights as a guidepost, social workers can help create social welfare policies that better serve societal needs. However, in applying human rights to contemporary situations, social workers often encounter challenges that require thinking outside the box. Bringing together provocative essays from a diverse range of authors, Elisabeth Reichert demonstrates how approaching social work from a human rights perspective can profoundly affect legislation, resource management, and enforcement of policies. Topics include the reconciliation of cultural relativism with universal human rights; the debate over whether human rights truly promote economic and social development or simply allow economically developed societies to exploit underdeveloped countries; the role of gender in the practice of human rights; the tendency to promote political and civil rights over economic and social rights; and the surprising connection between the social work and legal professions.

Prophecies And Protests

Author : Henk van den Heuvel
ISBN : 9789051709490
Genre : Business & Economics
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What can managers around the globe learn from the indigenous African term ""Ubuntu"" (humane-ness)?For the first time ever, ""African management"" advocates, interpretative scholars, and academic skeptics, are brought together in a unique book, displaying the richness of the debate on Afrocentric management vision. This debate is characterized by polarization, cultural protest, emancipatory aspiration, mystification and opportunism. Prophecies and Protests offers a broad spectrum of remarkably diverse views from different backgrounds, and could be seen as an important step to foster the dialogue between protagonists and critics, between practitioners and academics. Especially today, the central theme of the book is relevant, in an era of worldwide cultural diffusion, and a longing for authenticity and romanticized histories.

Fifty Key Thinkers On Development

Author : David Simon
ISBN : 9781134304882
Genre : Business & Economics
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The essential guide to the world’s most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies. Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on: * modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow * dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin * progressives like Prebisch, Helleiner and Streeten * political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere * progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi and Ariyaratne * development-environment thinkers like Blaikie, Brookfield and Shiva. This is a fascinating and readable introduction to the major figures that have shaped the field, ideal for anyone studying or working in the area.

Chinese Ancestor Worship

Author : William Lakos
ISBN : 9781443825283
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a new approach to how we in the West understand China and Chinese culture. It challenges the master narrative of Confucianism and shows that ancestor worship has underpinned Chinese culture in many influential and vital ways and provides a nuanced and more efficacious paradigm through which Chinese culture may be viewed. It is an exposition and analysis of Chinese ancestor worship and its correlations, especially filial piety and ritual, and it shows the intrinsic importance of ancestor worship to Chinese culture. By using a practice theory—ritual—and communication theory approach this work highlights the relationship between the rituals of ancestor worship and their meaning within Chinese culture. In emphasizing the efficacy of ritual to cultural meaning it also questions and compares the master narrative of Confucianism in its role as the prime cultural symbol and paradigm of Chinese culture. China and Chinese culture is conventionally understood by the West through the paradigm and its articulated discourse of Confucianism. In order to ameliorate and overcome the epistemological problematic of a cross-cultural understanding of China, a new approach to the understanding of China and Chinese culture is proposed. The thesis approach is ‘meta-disciplinary’ and multi-viewed, and draws on a range of evidence and theories which focus on the problematic of ‘cross-cultural understanding.’

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