Global Shaping and its Alternatives

Edited by Yildiz Atasoy and William K. Carroll

© 2003

Global Shaping and its Alternatives offers a unique series of reflections on the connections between market capitalism, the politics of alternatives, and the cultural elaboration of social change. It argues that there is a need for an alternative explanatory framework on globalization - one that rejects fatalism and highlights the dynamic roles of states, NGOs, local fractions of capital, democrative movements and gendered social relations. Without understanding how global shaping is taking place and how it affects human life across the globe, there can be no transformational possibility for humanizing our conditions of existence.

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Global Shaping and its Alternatives offers a unique series of reflections on the connections between market capitalism, the politics of alternatives, and the cultural elaboration of social change.

Global Shaping and its Alternatives

Edited by Yildiz Atasoy and William K. Carroll

© 2003

Global Shaping and its Alternatives offers a unique series of reflections on the connections between market capitalism, the politics of alternatives, and the cultural elaboration of social change. It argues that there is a need for an alternative explanatory framework on globalization - one that rejects fatalism and highlights the dynamic roles of states, NGOs, local fractions of capital, democrative movements and gendered social relations. Without understanding how global shaping is taking place and how it affects human life across the globe, there can be no transformational possibility for humanizing our conditions of existence.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.6in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Yildiz Atasoy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. She specializes in transnational political economy, political sociology, and gender relations.



    William K. Carroll teaches sociology and participates in the graduate program in contemporary social and political thought at the University of Victoria. He is the author of Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism.

  • Table of contents

    Preface - Vanaja Dhruvarajan

    Part I: Sociology of Globalization

    Chapter 1: Explaining Globalization - Yildiz Atasoy

    Part II: Economic Shaping of Globalization

    Chapter 2: Is Globalization a Reality, a Tendency or a Rationale for Neoliberal Economic Policies? - Robert Chernomas and Ardeshir Sepehri

    Chpater 3: Undoing the End of History: Canada-centred Reflections on the Challenge of Globalization - William K. Carroll

    Chapter 4: Explaining Local-Global Nexus: Muslim Politics in Turkey - Yildiz Atasoy

    Part III: Global Politics: The Role of Non-Governmental and Governmental International Organizations

    Chapter 5: Globalization, Competitiveness and Human Security: Revisited - Helen O'Neill

    Chapter 6: Interrogating Globalization: Emerging Contradictions and Conflicts - Elaine Coburn

    Part IV: Politics of Alternatives

    Chapter 7: Women and Globalization in the Economic North and South - Ann Denis

    Chapter 8: Two Faces of Globalization in Mexico: Maquiladoras and Zapatistas - Jean-Luc Chodkiewicz

    Chapter 9: Feminism and Resistance to Globalization of Capitalism - Vanaja Dhruvarajan

    Afterword: September 11 and the Reorganization of the World Economy - Yildiz Atasoy

    Selected Bibliography

    Index

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