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World Culture by Frank J. Lechner
Book DescriptionThis book explores the development, content, and impact of world culture. Combining several of the most fruitful theoretical perspectives on world culture, including the world polity approach and globalization theory, the book gives a historical treatment of the development of world culture and assesses the complex impact of world culture on people, organizations, and societies. This is a provocative, synthetic, and grounded interpretation of world culture that is essential for any student or scholar of globalization and world affairs. This book traces world culture back from the mid-19th century to the present day. It includes numerous illustrations of key issues and empirical research. Written in lively, accessible language for the student and general scholar.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631226765
(243mm x 164mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frank J. Lechner
Globalization Reader, Paperback (December 2014)
Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition of The Globalization Reader charts key topics and recent research in globalization along with the latest complexities and controversies in the field.
Globalization, Hardback (February 2009)
Written in a lively and accessible style, Globalization: The Making of World Society shows how globalization affects everyday experience, creates new institutions, and presents new challenges. With many examples, Lechner describes how the process unfolds in a wide range of fields, from sports and media to law and religion.
Netherlands, Paperback (November 2007)
Along with providing a broad overview of the contemporary Netherlands, this book focuses on how globalization is generating various discourses, cultures, and state policies. It features chapters on soccer culture, religion (and the lack thereof), the media, the welfare state, multiculturalism, and the Netherlands place in the European Union.
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* Explores the development, content, and impact of world culture * Traces world culture back from the mid-19th century to the present day * Includes numerous illustrations of key issues and empirical research * Written in lively, accessible language for the student and general scholar .
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Author Biography - Frank J. Lechner
Frank J. Lechner is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published numerous papers on global change, fundamentalism, secularization, and sociological theory. He is co-editor, with L. van Vucht-Tijssen and J. Berting, of The Search for Fundamentals (1995). John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published extensively on global culture and organizations, education, citizenship, and state power and authority. His books include New Citizens for a New Society (1989) and Constructing World Culture (with George M. Thomas, 1999). They are the co-editors of The Globalization Reader (2nd edition, Blackwell, 2003).
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