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Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity

Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity

1st Edition

Roland Robertson, Didem Buhari-Gulmez
August 14, 2018

The current discourse of globalization is overwhelmingly centred upon the interconnectedness, or connectivity, of the contemporary world; to the great neglect of the issues of global culture and global consciousness. With contemporary worldwide culture increasingly characterized by such themes as...

The Socio-Political Practice of Human Rights: Between the Universal and the Particular

The Socio-Political Practice of Human Rights: Between the Universal and the Particular

1st Edition

Kiran Kaur Grewal
August 14, 2018

This book examines discourses of rights and practices of resistance in post-conflict societies, exploring the interaction between the international human rights framework and different actors seeking political and social change. Presenting detailed new case studies from Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and...

Civilized Rebels: An Inside Story of the West’s Retreat from Global Power

Civilized Rebels: An Inside Story of the West’s Retreat from Global Power

1st Edition

Dennis Smith
May 15, 2018

Civilized Rebels compares in depth four very well-known literary and political figures, who all opposed arrogant regimes and became prisoners. Through comparative biographies of Oscar Wilde, Jean Améry, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi, it explores the long-term process of the retreat of the...

The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An integrated approach

The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An integrated approach

1st Edition

Ugo Dessi
May 24, 2017

The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach explores how Japanese religions respond to the relativizing effects of globalization, thereby repositioning themselves as global players. Organized around concrete case studies focusing on the engagement of Japanese Buddhism,...

Community, Competition and Citizen Science: Voluntary Distributed Computing in a Globalized World

Community, Competition and Citizen Science: Voluntary Distributed Computing in a Globalized World

1st Edition

Anne Holohan
November 28, 2016

Voluntary distributed computing projects divide large computational tasks into small pieces of data or work that are sent out over the Internet to be processed by individual users, who participate voluntarily in order to provide solutions that would ordinarily require investments of millions of...

Reimagining Social Movements: From Collectives to Individuals

Reimagining Social Movements: From Collectives to Individuals

1st Edition

Antimo L. Farro, Henri Lustiger-Thaler
November 16, 2016

The social scientific study of social movements remains largely shaped by categories, concepts and debates that emerged in North Atlantic societies in the late 1960s and early 1970s, namely resource mobilization, framing, collective identity, and new social movements. It is now, however,...

Decolonizing European Sociology: Transdisciplinary Approaches

Decolonizing European Sociology: Transdisciplinary Approaches

1st Edition

Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez, Manuela Boatcă, Sérgio Costa
October 03, 2016

Decolonizing European Sociology builds on the work challenging the androcentric, colonial and ethnocentric perspectives eminent in mainstream European sociology by identifying and describing the processes at work in its current critical transformation. Divided into sections organized around themes...

Glocal Pharma (Open Access): International Brands and the Imagination of Local Masculinity

Glocal Pharma (Open Access): International Brands and the Imagination of Local Masculinity

1st Edition

Ericka Johnson, Ebba Sjögren, Cecilia Åsberg
May 27, 2016

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. An exploration of how global pharmaceutical products are localized - of what happens when they become ‘glocal’ -...

Eurocentrism at the Margins: Encounters, Critics and Going Beyond

Eurocentrism at the Margins: Encounters, Critics and Going Beyond

1st Edition

Lutfi Sunar
May 20, 2016

Eurocentrism remains a prevailing feature of Western-dominated social scientific perspectives, tending to ignore alternative views originating outside the West and thus maintaining a form of scholarly hegemony. As such, there is an urgent need to reconsider Eurocentrism in social science, to ask...

Violence and Gender in the Globalized World: The Intimate and the Extimate

Violence and Gender in the Globalized World: The Intimate and the Extimate

2nd Edition

Sanja Bahun, V.G. Julie Rajan
March 09, 2016

Violence and Gender in the Globalized World expands the critical picture of gender and violence in the age of globalization by introducing a variety of uncommonly discussed geo-political sites and dynamics. The volume hosts methodologically and disciplinarily diverse contributions from around the...

Violence and Gender in the Globalized World: The Intimate and the Extimate

Violence and Gender in the Globalized World: The Intimate and the Extimate

2nd Edition

Sanja Bahun, V.G. Julie Rajan
September 11, 2015

Violence and Gender in the Globalized World expands the critical picture of gender and violence in the age of globalization by introducing a variety of uncommonly discussed geo-political sites and dynamics. The volume hosts methodologically and disciplinarily diverse contributions from around the...

Global Exposure in East Asia: A Comparative Study of Microglobalization

Global Exposure in East Asia: A Comparative Study of Microglobalization

1st Edition

Ming-Chang Tsai
June 28, 2015

In contrast to speculative, sweeping literature on globalization Global Exposure in East Asia grounds globalization theories in a detailed empirical analysis, providing a systematic investigation of what until now have been grand narratives of huge global phenomena. This book presents a micro-level...

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