Geographies of Globalization: A Critical Introduction (Critical Introductions to Geography)
By: Andrew Herod (author)Paperback
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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'
Andrew Herod is Professor of Geography, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, at the University of Georgia, USA. He has written widely on issues of globalization and labour politics. His books include The Dirty Work of Neoliberalism: Cleaners in the Global Economy (with Luis Aguiar) (Blackwell, 2006), Geographies of Power: Placing Scale (with Melissa Wright) (Blackwell, 2002), Labor Geographies: Workers and the Landscapes of Capitalism (2001), Organizing the Landscape: Geographical Perspectives on Labor Unionism (1998), and An Unruly World? Globalization, Governance and Geography (with Gearoid O Tuathail, and Susan Roberts) (1998). He is also an elected official, being a member of the government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.
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
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