How are global forces impacting on local lifestyles? Where does the personal stand in relation to globalization? Global Forces and Local Life-Worlds explores these questions using a mixture of sociological and anthropological analysis and case study methods. Demonstrating the tensions between retaining cultural integrity in the face of the levelling processes associated with modernity, this book: locates the problems of globalization and localization in the appropriate anthropological and sociological dimensions; examines the relationship between culture and identity; and explores the varieties of modernity.
Preface - Willfried Spohn Social Transformations Between Global Forces and Local Life-Worlds - Ulrike Schuerkens Introduction The Sociological and Anthropological Study of Globalization and Localization - Ulrike Schuerkens PART ONE: SYSTEMATIC COMPARISONS ACROSS EMPIRICAL CASE STUDIES Culture, Identity, and Hegemony - Lauren Langman The Body in a Global Age `Ethnicity is Everywhere' - Helmuth Berking On Globalization and the Transformation of Cultural Identity Multiple Modernity, Nationalism and Religion - A Global Perspective - Willfried Spohn Structural Change in Western Africa as a Legacy of European Colonialism - Ulrike Schuerkens The Labour System in Ghana and the Ivory Coast Glocalization of Law - Shalini Randeria Environmental Justice, World Bank, NGOs and the Cunning State in India Knowledge between Globalization and Localization - Christine M[um]uller The Dynamics of Female Spaces in Ghana PART TWO: REGIONAL CASE STUDIES Transnational Migration and Development in Postwar Peripheral States - Eric Popkin An Examination of Guatemalan and Salvadoran State Linkages with their Migrant Populations in Los Angeles Particularizing the Global - Nina Bandelj Reception of Foreign Direct Investment in Slovenia Disintegration and Resilience of Agrarian Societies in Africa - the Importance of Social and Genetic Resources - Marina Padr[ti}ao Temudo and Ulrich Schiefer A Case Study on the Reception of Urban War Refugees in the South of Guinea-Bissau Paradise Lost? Social Change and Fa'afafine in Samoa - Johanna Schmidt Autochthonous Australian Syncretism - George Morgan