Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture

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SAGE Publications, 1992 - Social Science - 211 pages
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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Contents

Globalization as a Problem
8
The Cultural Turn
32
Mapping the Global Condition
49
WorldSystems Theory Culture and Images
61
Japanese Globality and Japanese Religion
85
The UniversalismParticularism Issue
97
Civilization Civility and the Civilizing Process
115
Globalization Theory and Civilization Analysis
129
Globality Modernity and the Issue of Postmodernity
138
Globalization and the Nostalgic Paradigm
146
The Search for Fundamentals in Global Perspective
164
Concluding Reflections
182
Bibliography
189
Index
205
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Roland Robertson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. His books include International Systems and the Modernization of Societies (with J P Nettl, 1968) The Sociological Interpretation of Religion (1970) Meaning and Change: Explorations in the Cultural Sociology of Modern Societies (1978), Religion and Global Order (co-edited with William R Garrett, 1991) and Talcott Parsons: Theorist of Modernity (co-edited with Bryan S Turner