Geographies of Globalization
A Critical Introduction
By (author) Andrew Herod
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Geographies of Globalization by Andrew Herod
Book DescriptionExploring 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'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405110525
(249mm x 174mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Herod
Scale, Paperback (August 2010)
Geographical scale is a central concept enabling us to make sense of the world we inhabit. This book provides a structured investigation of the debates concerning the concept of scale and how various geographical scales have been thought about within critical social theory.
Geographies of Globalization, Paperback (September 2007)
Challenging such neoliberal assumptions as the "death of distance" and suggestions that geography no longer matters within a shrinking globe, Geographies of Globalization is a critical introduction to the concepts and realities surrounding what has become the leitmotif of our contemporary world.
Dirty Work of Neoliberalism, Paperback (December 2006)
* This book provides the first intensive study focusing on building cleaners and their global experiences. * Brings together an international group of scholars and experts to investigate different national contexts and examples. * Draws out important commonalities and highlights significant differences in these experiences.
Geographies of Power, Paperback (September 2002)» View all books by Andrew Herod
The issue of geographic scale has fundamentally shaped the intellectual agenda of critical human geography over the last decade and this text aims to provide a synthesis of the growing literature on the "problem of scale".
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Author Biography - Andrew Herod
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.
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