Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners.
Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency
Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics
Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research
Supported by additional web resources available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/sparke including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects
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Matthew Sparke is Professor of Geography and International Studies at the University of Washington, where he also serves as the Director of the undergraduate program in Global Health. He has authored over 60 scholarly publications, including the book In the Space of Theory (2005), but he is also dedicated to teaching about globalization as well as writing about it. He has multiple awards for his work as a teacher, including the lifetime Distinguished Teaching award from the University of Washington.
List of Figures vii List of Tables ix Preface xi 1 Globalization 1 2 Discourse 27 3 Commodities 57 4 Labor 99 5 Money 139 6 Law 181 7 Governance 227 8 Space 279 9 Health 337 10 Responses 389 Glossary 417 Index 473