Globalization and Everyday Life
By (author) Larry Ray
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Globalization and Everyday Life by Larry Ray
Book DescriptionGlobalization and Everyday Life provides an accessible account of globalization by developing two themes in particular. First, globalization is an outcome of structural and cultural processes that manifest in different ways in economy, politics, culture and organizations. So the globalized world is increasingly heterogeneous, unequal and conflictual rather than integrated and ordered. Secondly, globalization is sustained and created by the everyday actions of people and institutions. Both of these have far-reaching consequences for everyday life and are fully explored in this volume. Larry Ray skilfully guides students through the various aspects of the globalization debate and illustrates key arguments with reference to specific topics including nation, state and cosmopolitanism, virtual societies, transnationals and development. This innovative book provides this information in a clear and concise manner suitable for the undergraduate student studying sociology, social geography, globalization and development studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415340953
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Larry Ray
Violence and Society, Paperback (January 2015)
Violence and Society features a multidisciplinary collection of readings by leading national and international experts that set a new agenda for our understanding of interpersonal and state violence in contemporary society.
Globalization and Everyday Life, Paperback (June 2006)
Giving an account of globalization, this work develops two themes. It first looks at globalization as an outcome of structural and cultural processes that manifest in different ways in economy, politics, culture and organizations. It then explores globalization as sustained and created by the everyday actions of people and institutions.
Social Theory and Postcommunism, Hardback (December 2004)
Presents a study of the implications of post-communism for sociological theory. This book discusses the thesis that the fall of communism has decimated alternative conceptions of social organizations other than capitalism. It also analyzes the implications of the fall of communism on social theory.
Key Contemporary Social Theorists, Paperback (September 2002)» View all books by Larry Ray
* Contains up-to-date coverage of key theorists in sociology, social theory, philosophy, cultural studies, feminism, psychoanalysis and philosophy. * Theorists covered include Benjamin, Elias, Goffman, Lacan, Said, Jameson, Heidegger, Giddens, Bauman, Williams, and many others.
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Author Biography - Larry Ray
Larry Ray is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent. His research interests include social theory, globalization, postcommunism, race, ethnicity and violence. Recent books include Social Theory and Postcommunism with William Outhwaite (2005) and Theorizing Classical Sociology (1999).
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