Global Shaping and its Alternatives
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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- Page Count: 224 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.6in x 9.0in
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
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