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Author: George Ritzer

ISBN: 9780470655603
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 21 January 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.38 x 17.55 x 2.45
"Among social sciences, sociology offers the widest angle on globalization and among sociology texts this book covers most bases. Wide in coverage, ranging from economics to cultural trends, broad in approach, conceptually clear and fluent, this ranks as the most comprehensive overview text of globalization so far." Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Opening vistas illuminating the vicissitudes of globalization, Ritzer shines a bright light on these processes. His text offers an erudite, nuanced, and accessible analysis, with vital insights." Fran Tonkiss, London School of Economics

This compact alternative to Ritzer's Globalization: A Basic Text (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) draws on material from the larger volume and presents a more concise, yet still comprehensive, introduction to the major topics in globalization studies. Making use of both academic and popular sources, the book examines the key events in the history of globalization, and the principle flows and structures it has produced. It pinpoints the big questions and maps out alternative futures, whilst covering a range of theories f...

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