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Geographies of Globalisation

Geographies of Globalisation
A Demanding World

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April 2008 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Geographies of Globalization explores the geographies of proximity and distance that shape globalization, and considers the politics of responsibility that it brings. It examines globalization in terms of:

o economy - patterns of trade, work and finance

o politics - political institutions and the role of political campaigns

o technology - how technologies are networking the world

o migration - the dynamics of mobility.

Including key readings, summary boxes, activities, and illustrative case-study material throughout, the book explains how the geographies of globalization - the ways in which things are brought closer together or kept apart - are critical to our understanding of how globalization works now, and how we respond to it.

Jennifer Robinson, Gillian Rose & Clive Barnett
John Allen
Claiming Connections: a distant world of sweatshops?
Roger Silverstone
Media and Communication in a Globalized World
Clive Barnett
Reaching Out: the demands of citizenship in a globalised world
Karim Murji
A Place in the World: geographies of belonging
Gillian Rose
Envisioning Demands: photographs, families and strangers
Steve Pile
A Haunted World: the unsettling demands of a globalised past
David Lambert
Making the Past Present: historical wrongs and demands for reparation
Jennifer Robinson
The Geopolitics of Intervention: presence and power in global politics

A comprehensive and clearly structured text covering the main issues and accessible to undergrad students.

Dr Karin White
Business and Humanities, Sligo Institute of Technology
May 22, 2019

Invaluable insights are offered and neatly categorised for undergrad students that focuses on individual and collective responsibility and restorative measures for historical injustices imposed. a Great global overview.

Mr Gwilym Sion ap Gruffudd
School of Education, Bangor University
November 4, 2015

All chapters are worth to read. But the best article is "Media and communication in globalised world".

Mr Ahmad Izzo
Institute of Geography, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
June 18, 2015

This book mostly addresses topics that are not included in the course on Globalization as taught in the Geography curriculum over here. Only limited parts can be used by the students as additional reading besides core readings

Dr L. Van Grunsven
Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University
June 30, 2011

This is a very useful text for undergraduates with a clear sense of direction and a range of interesting topics covered. Students will get a feel for the breadth of the topic of globalisation by exploring a range of detailed ways in which global processes challenge us to think and live differently.

Dr Nick Gill
Department of Geography, Exeter University
September 30, 2010

I loved the book; it's excellent. And I have used small parts of it in my class. But overall I felt my students wouldn't be prepared for the level of reader expected here.

Dr Alistair Fraser
Geography , national university of ireland maynooth
November 13, 2009

Clive Barnett

Clive Barnett works on the geographies of democracy and public life. He is author and editor of books and scholarly articles on colonial and postcolonial discourses, critical theory and the public sphere, political philosophy, popular media cultures, poststructuralism, and social movements. This includes empirical research on the UK, South Africa, USA, and Europe. His current research focuses on emergent forms of public action and their implications for understandings of democracy. Clive is a member of the OpenSpace Research Centre, and is Co-Director of the Publics Research Programme in the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and... More About Author

Jennifer Robinson, RN, PhD

Current research builds on my book, Ordinary Cities: Between Modernity and Development (Routledge, 2006) which develops a postcolonial critique of urban studies, presenting resources for cutting across the thinking which has divided understandings of Western and Third World Cities. I argue against perspectives which categorize cities as Global, Third World, Mega, African etc. and suggest instead an attentiveness to the diverse trajectories of 'ordinary cities'. This work has strong implications for the practices of urban studies internationally, and invites a regrounding of comparative urbanism in rigorous practices able to encompass both... More About Author

Gillian Rose

My research interests lie broadly within the field of visual culture. I'm interested in visuality as a kind of practice, done by human subjects in collaboration with different kinds of objects and technologies.One long-term project, which resulted in a book from Ashgate Press in 2010, looked at family photos. I approached family snaps by thinking of them as objects embedded in a wide range of practices. I interviewed women with young children about their photos, and also looked at the politics and ethics of family snaps moving into more public arenas of display when the people they picture are the victims of violence. The book explores the... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781847874719