Globalization: The Key Concepts

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CONTENTS
Prefaceix
Introduction1
1 Globalization Today3
2 What Globalization Is Not5
3 Globalizers and Sceptics6
4 Dimensions of Globalization7
Chapter Summary14
1Disembedding15
Introduction15
1 Globalization and Distance16
2 Towards a More Abstract World17
3 Abstract Time and Temperature19
4 Money as a Means of Communication20
5 Abstract Music21
6 Watersheds23
7 Nationalism as a Template for Globalization25
8 Other Disembedding Mechanisms27
9 Critics of Disembedding29
Chapter Summary31
2Acceleration33
Introduction33
1 Time-Space Compression35
2 Accelerated Change37
3 Acceleration in the Media40
4 Simultaneity43
5 Some Further Implications of Acceleration46
Chapter Summary49

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: Disembedding 15
  • 2: Acceleration 33
  • 3: Standardization 51
  • 4: Interconnectedness 69
  • 5: Movement 91
  • 6: Mixing 107
  • 7: Vulnerability 123
  • 8: Re-Embedding 141
  • Questions for Essays and Class Discussion 155
  • Annotated Guide for Further Reading 159
  • General Bibliography 163
  • Index 171
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