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Description - The Social Process of Globalization by Douglas W. Blum

It is often argued that globalization fosters 'hybridity', as some cultural imports are accepted, while others are 'localized', and others still are rejected outright. Yet we know relatively little about the social processes and mechanisms involved in cultural globalization. This book offers an empirically rich and theoretically compelling analysis of how cultural globalization occurs, including the structural conditions, personal meanings and social interactions associated with various outcomes. Providing a detailed analysis of the experiences of young people from Kazakhstan who lived in the United States temporarily, the author asks, how do return migrants react to cultural differences in America, and what changes do they try to incorporate into their lives back in Kazakhstan? What kinds of negotiations ensue, and what explains their success or failure? In answering these questions, Douglas W. Blum combines insights from sociology and anthropology along with specialized research on globalization, migration and post-Soviet studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781107129689
ISBN-10: 1107129680
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 160mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Douglas W. Blum

Douglas W. Blum is Professor of Political Science at Providence College. His current research focuses on the connections between globalization and identity in the former USSR, and his publications include National Identity and Globalization: Youth, State, and Society in Post-Soviet Eurasia (Cambridge, 2007).

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