Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture
Presents a multidimensional, complex approach to sociological theory that focuses on culture. This title develops the theme of globalization in relation to the cultural turn, world-systems theory, the civilizing process, modernity and postmodernity, nostalgia politics and fundamentalism.
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Globalization as a Problem
The Cultural Turn
Mapping the Global Condition
WorldSystems Theory Culture and Images
Japanese Globality and Japanese Religion
The UniversalismParticularism Issue
Civilization Civility and the Civilizing Process
Globalization Theory and Civilization Analysis
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