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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.

Nationalism In A Global World

Author : Sam Pryke
ISBN : 9781137092847
Genre : Social Science
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What can globalization studies tell us about national identity? This text looks at historical and contemporary debates to assess the key issues of nationalism and national identity, from economic nationalism to cultural homogenisation. Setting issues in a global context and packed with examples, this is an important and engaging student text.

Sociological Research Exercises For The Global Age

Author : JoAnn Chirico
ISBN : 9781412977654
Genre : Social Science
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Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age is a manual that links the most fundamental theories and concepts of sociology with students' everyday experience of the world. Stressing aspects of globalization in nearly every research exercise, the manual leads students through a balanced array of qualitative and quantitative methods as they test and apply theories and concepts. This supplement follows the format of the standard sociology text and has been geared in particular to pick up on content from the Ballantine and Roberts text. Students can complete the exercises independently or they can be done in class. Each exercise is 'ready to go', meaning that it requires no extra work from the instructor. Where appropriate, there are short essays to introduce the theory behind the exercise.

Political Culture Political Science And Identity Politics

Author : Howard J. Wiarda
ISBN : 9781317078852
Genre : Political Science
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Political Culture (defined as the values, beliefs, and behavioral patterns underlying the political system) has long had an uneasy relationship with political science. Identity politics is the latest incarnation of this conflict. Everyone agrees that culture and identity are important, specifically political culture, is important in understanding other countries and global regions, but no one agrees how much or how precisely to measure it. In this important book, well known Comparativist, Howard J. Wiarda, traces the long and controversial history of culture studies, and the relations of political culture and identity politics to political science. Under attack from structuralists, institutionalists, Marxists, and dependency writers, Wiarda examines and assesses the reasons for these attacks and why political culture went into decline only to have a new and transcendent renaissance and revival in the writings of Inglehart, Fukuyama, Putnam, Huntington and many others. Today, political culture, now updated to include identity politics, stands as one of these great explanatory paradigms in political science, the others being structuralism and institutionalism. Rather than seeing them as diametrically exposed, Howard Wiarda shows how they may be made complementary and woven together in more complex, multicausal explanations. This book is brief, highly readable, provocative and certain to stimulate discussion. It will be of interest to general readers and as a text in courses in international relations, comparative politics, foreign policy, and Third World studies.

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.

Contextual Theology

Author : Paul Duane Matheny
ISBN : 9781630877828
Genre : Religion
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It has been almost fifty years since theological educators first began talking about contextual theology. Today, in every country of the global South, their home schools require them to contextualize theological education and construct contextual theologies that would be helpful for their local churches. In spite of this expectation there are few helps available. The expectation is clear, but an understanding of the process by which this may occur is lacking. Educators often complain that they are led to adapt Western theology to their context rather than developing theology for their churches. Arguments for contextual theology are proposed often, but there has been little debate explaining and defending the methods involved. This book is intended to enter that debate and invite others who should help appreciate the gravity of our situation and join the conversation. The epicenter of Christianity has shifted to the global South. Yet, contextual theology, which seeks to preserve the integrity of the faith, has not been met with generosity among scholars in the US and Europe. This book intends to forge helpful bridges that encourage mutual regard to develop among scholars across the globe. The bubble of the Western academy needs to be breached.

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.

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