Description - Geographies of Globalization by Warwick E. Murray
Approaching the topic of globalization from a human geography viewpoint, this informative text analyzes the geographical work of non-geographers, and illustrates how an appreciation of the principles of globalization is fundamental to its understanding. Written in four distinct sections, Part 1 introduces the concept of globalization, whilst discussing various theories and perspectives. Part 2 breaks down and analyzes the process in overlapping economic, political and socio-economic spheres. Part 3 uses case studies from the UK, USA, Argentina and Mozambique to ground these processes, and Part 4 draws together theoretical, historical and empirical analysis in order to reflect on the changing nature of globalization, resistance to it and the implications of this for human geography. Boxed sections highlight and explain 'key concepts' in a jargon free manner and showcase classic and innovative work by geographers in the field. The book is highly illustrated with figures and photographs, as well as chapter summaries and annotated further reading.
In summarizing and analyzing the main arguments put forward to explain, promote and criticize globalization, this informative book provides a valuable resource through which sense can be made of the various competing perspectives.
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Author Biography - Warwick E. Murray
Warwick Murray is professor of human geography and development studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has held University positions in the UK and Fiji and has been a visiting professor at universities in Europe and South America. He is president of the Australasian Iberian and Latin American Studies Association. He is has served as editor on a number of journals including Asia Pacific Viewpoint and Journal of Rural Studies. Much of his published research has focused on Latin America, the Pacific and the Asia Pacific region as well as Australia, New Zealand the UK. He has won national awards for his teaching, including the Prime Minsters award for excellence in tertiary teaching in New Zealand. John Overton is professor of development studies and human geography at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has held university positions at four other institutions including the Australian National University. He is current President of the New Zealand Geographical Society and former Director of the Commonwealth Geographical Bureau. He has served as an editor for a range of journals including Asia Pacific Viewpoint. He has undertaken and published research in Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. He has supervised over 150 postgraduate students to successful completion.