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Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds
This popular and thought-provoking reader collects 42 interesting and highly relevant articles that explore the process of globalization and how it shapes societies and groups. Particular focus is placed on the United States, its role in the globalization process, and whether the effects of globalization can be viewed as beneficial or harmful to society. The articles, whic ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published 2005)
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Jan 18, 2009 suz added it
Recommends it for: those interested in starting to think about social problems globally
The short readings in this book are a good way to start discussions on how globalization effects the US. Lifting the veil of socialization so that the larger picture of world trends can be seen is difficult. The readings in this book bring focus to such common social aspects, e.g. economics, politics, and social relations.