Asia Journal of Global Studies Book

Asia Journal of Global Studies


  • Author : Derrick M. Nault
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612330877

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Asia Journal of Global Studies Excerpt :

Published twice yearly, the Asia Journal of Global Studies (AJGS) is the official journal of the Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS). The journal features research articles on Asia and other world regions from an Asian perspective. Multidisciplinary in scope, AJGS accepts contributions from authors with backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences. The journal encourages historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, linguists, philosophers and others to submit their work for consideration. It particularly welcomes research that dissolves academic boundaries, looks beyond traditional notions of the nation state, and aims for a holistic view of the past, present and future.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies Book

The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies


  • Author : Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190630584

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The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies Excerpt :

The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies provides an overview of the emerging field of global studies. Since the end of the Cold War, globalization has been reshaping the modern world, and an array of new scholarship has risen to make sense of it in its various transnational manifestations-including economic, social, cultural, ideological, technological, environmental, and in new communications. The editors--Mark Juergensmeyer, Saskia Sassen, and Manfred Steger--are recognized authorities in this emerging field and have gathered an esteemed cast of contributors to discuss various aspects in the field through a broad range of approaches. Several essays focus on the emergence of the field and its historical antecedents. Other essays explore analytic and conceptual approaches to teaching and research in global studies, and the largest section will deal with the subject matter of global studies, challenges from diasporas and pandemics to the global city and the emergence of a transnational capitalist class. The final two sections feature essays that take a critical view of globalization from diverse perspectives and essays on global citizenship-the ideas and institutions that guide an emerging global civil society. This Handbook focuses on global studies more than on the phenomenon of globalization itself, though the various aspects of globalization are central to understanding how the field is currently being shaped.

South Asian Migrations in Global History Book

South Asian Migrations in Global History


  • Author : Neilesh Bose
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350124691

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South Asian Migrations in Global History Excerpt :

This collection explores how South Asian migrations in modern history have shaped key aspects of globalization since the 1830s. Including original research from colonial India, Fiji, Mexico, South Africa, North America and the Middle East, the essays explore indentured labour and its legacies, law as a site of regulation and historical biography. Including recent scholarship on the legacy of issues such as consent, sovereignty and skilled/unskilled labour distinctions from the history of indentured labour migrations, this volume brings together a range of historical changes that can only be understood by studying South Asian migrants within a globalized world system. Centering south Asian migrations as a site of analysis in global history, the contributors offer a lens into the ongoing regulation of labourers after the abolition of slavery that intersect with histories in the Global North and Global South. The use of historical biography showcases experiences from below, and showcases a world history outside empire and nation.

Encyclopedia of Global Studies Book

Encyclopedia of Global Studies


  • Author : Helmut K. Anheier
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-03-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 2072
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506338224

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Encyclopedia of Global Studies Excerpt :

"With all entries followed by cross-references and further reading lists, this current resource is ideal for high school and college students looking for connecting ideas and additional sources on them. The work brings together the many facets of global studies into a solid reference tool and will help those developing and articulating an ideological perspective." — Library Journal The Encyclopedia of Global Studies is the reference work for the emerging field of global studies. It covers both transnational topics and intellectual approaches to the study of global themes, including the globalization of economies and technologies; the diaspora of cultures and dispersion of peoples; the transnational aspects of social and political change; the global impact of environmental, technological, and health changes; and the organizations and issues related to global civil society. Key Themes: • Global civil society • Global communications, transportation, technology • Global conflict and security • Global culture, media • Global demographic change • Global economic issues • Global environmental and energy issues • Global governance and world order • Global health and nutrition • Global historical antecedents • Global justice and legal issues • Global religions, beliefs, ideologies • Global studies • Identities in global society Readership: Students and academics in the fields of politics and international relations, international business, geography and environmental studies, sociology and cultural studies, and health.

Global Studies Book

Global Studies


  • Author : Tuo Cai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351263184

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Global Studies Excerpt :

Since the 1950s, globalization has been an increasingly irresistible trend and one that has exerted a tremendous impact on the political, economic, military, environmental, and social fortunes of mankind – and yet, the existing theories in humanities and social sciences have been fundamentally built upon the traditional “nation-state” model. These two volumes, a pioneering work on global studies to be published out of China, aims at creating a new theoretical framework against the backdrop of globalization. This volume introduces core concepts and critical issues, deploying globalization as a theoretical framework and redefining the interrelationship between politics, economics, law, and globality. The two volumes are an essential reference for scholars and students in politics, economics, international relations, and law.

Introduction to Global Studies Book

Introduction to Global Studies


  • Author : John McCormick
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350311626

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Introduction to Global Studies Excerpt :

This textbook provides a multidisciplinary introduction to global and international studies. Offering unrivalled breadth and depth, it covers all the key dimensions of the topic, including broad introductions to international politics and economics, and focused surveys of topics from human rights and migration to conflict and the environment. John McCormick's lucid writing style renders complex information understandable to all students. Full-colour photographs, maps, tables and figures bring the subject to life and innovative pedagogical features emphasize the importance of understanding perspectives and experiences different from one's own worldview. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate students worldwide who are taking introductory modules in global and international studies. The text can also be used by undergraduate students taking courses on globalization.

The Global Turn Book

The Global Turn


  • Author : Eve Darian-Smith
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520293038

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The Global Turn Excerpt :

The ability to deploy interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives that speak to interconnected global dimensions is critical if one’s work is to be relevant and applicable to the emerging global-scale issues of our time. The Global Turn is a guide for students and scholars across all areas of the social sciences and humanities who wish to embark on global-studies research projects. The authors demonstrate how the global can be studied from a local perspective and vice versa. They show how global processes manifest at multiple levels—transnational, regional, national, and local—all of which are interconnected and mutually constitutive. This book takes readers through the steps of thinking like a global scholar in theoretical, methodological, and practical terms, and it explains the implications of global perspectives for research design.

Central Asia Book

Central Asia


  • Author : Reuel R. Hanks
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN 10 : 9781851096565

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Central Asia Excerpt :

Covers the countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhistan and Kyrgyzstan, giving information about their geography, history and economy; their institutions of religion, government and education; and their society and contemporary issues.

Asia and China in the Global Era Book

Asia and China in the Global Era


  • Author : Adrian J. Bailey
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2021-01-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501505591

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Asia and China in the Global Era Excerpt :

China's strong economic growth occurring alongside modernization across the great majority of Asian societies has created what many see as a transnational space through and by which not only economic, social and cultural resources, but also threats and crises flow over traditional political boundaries. The first section of the work lays out a clear conceptual framework. It draws on arguments about nation no longer being the only container of society, about trans-disciplinary thinking, and about knowledge being context-bound. It identifies and discusses distinctive features of China and Asia in the global era. These include population, urbanization and climate change; the continuing reach of Orientalist shadows; cultural politics of knowledge. It closes by arguing how global studies adds value to existing accounts. The second, and longer, section applies this framework through a series of original empirical case-studies in three areas: migration/poverty/gender; culture/education; well-being. Both the conceptual framework and case-studies are drawn from research presented at HKBU since 2011 under the auspices of the Global Social Sciences Conference Series and supplemented by additional papers.

Globalization and Human Rights in the Developing World Book

Globalization and Human Rights in the Developing World


  • Author : Derrick M. Nault
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230316966

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Globalization and Human Rights in the Developing World Excerpt :

Focusing on world regions where human rights abuses are the most serious, extensive and sustained; this book fills a crucial gap in our knowledge of the difficulties and promise of promoting human rights in our global age.

Social Work in a Glocalised World Book

Social Work in a Glocalised World


  • Author : Mona Livholts
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-04-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317240952

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Social Work in a Glocalised World Excerpt :

This engaging and timely volume contributes new knowledge to the rapidly emerging field of globalisation and social work. The volume brings together cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship from countries such as Australia, Finland, Japan, South Africa, the Philippines and Sweden. It proposes ‘glocalisation’ as a useful concept for re-framing conditions, methodologies and practices for social work in a world perspective. Part I of the volume, 'The Glocalisation of Social Issues', deals with major environmental, social and cultural issues – migration and human rights, environmental problems and gendered violence. Part II, 'Methodological Re-Shaping and Spatial Transgression in Glocalised Social Work', develops an epistemology of situated knowledge and methodologies inspired by art, creative writing and cultural geography, focusing on physical, material and emotional spatial dimensions of relevance to social work. Part III, 'Responses from Social Work as a Glocalised Profession', examines how social work has responded to specific social problems, crises and vulnerabilities in a glocalised world.

A History of Modern Japan Book

A History of Modern Japan


  • Author : Christopher Harding
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462922512

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A History of Modern Japan Excerpt :

"Lucid and lyrical…a vivid history of Japan's turbocharged (and painful) modernization." --The Daily Telegraph In A History of Modern Japan, cultural historian Christopher Harding delves into the untold stories of Japan's recent history--from a pop star's nuclear power protest song in 2011, to Japanese feminists who fought for an equal political voice in the 1890s. Though highly successful, and typically portrayed as a unified effort, Japan's rebuilding throughout the 20th century faced a lot of domestic criticism. This story-led account gives a voice to those who felt they didn't fit in with what Japan was becoming. It's that push and pull that made the country what it is today. This book will be a fascinating read for anyone interested in Japanese culture--whether film and literature, or pop culture and manga--as big shifts in Japanese ideology and society tend to come from culture and the arts, rather than being politically-driven. It will also be of interest to those traveling to Japan who want a better sense of the place, or anyone seeking to better understand Japan's role on the global stage. With over 100 photographs, maps and prints, A History of Modern Japan showcases the compelling story of Japan's amazing growth and its resulting struggles. For all the country's advancement, the Japanese people continue to wrestle with the notion of what it means to be Japanese in a changing world.

Development in Asia Book

Development in Asia


  • Author : Derrick M. Nault
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599424880

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Development in Asia Excerpt :

"Development" is one of the most ubiquitous yet least understood concepts of our age. It is something all governments claim to be engaged in and is considered desirable by scholars, activists, policymakers, and laypeople alike. Yet it is also a highly contested term. For some, development is simply a matter of economic growth. Others maintain that it must entail improving life expectancy, literacy, education levels, and access to resources. Others yet, disillusioned by the results of development initiatives, have rejected development altogether, equating it with a self-serving aid industry that entraps the poor in a vicious cycle of dependency. Still, critics argue these "post-development" theorists merely replicate earlier doctrines of development and have themselves become part of the problem they wish to transcend. This book, a collection of works by scholars of development, examines the theory and practice of development and its implications and varied meanings in Asian contexts. It attempts to understand development both in its objective and constructivist senses. That is, it examines how societies and nations have developed over time and how leaders, experts and governments have attempted to shape these same societies and nations. It also analyzes development in civil society and how non-state actors have conceived, participated in and been affected by the process. Has true development been occurring in Asia? Is it possible to direct development? How are real people affected by development? Should the concept of development be retained or discarded? These are a few key questions covered in this book.

The Asia Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility Book

The Asia Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility


  • Author : Catherine Gomes
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783085941

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The Asia Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility Excerpt :

The growing mobility of people within and into the Asia Pacific region has created environments of increasing diversity as nations become hosts to both permanent and temporary multicultural societies. How do we begin to gauge the impact of mobility and multiculturalism on individuals and groups in this diverse region today? The authors of The Asia Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility turn to social media as a tool of inquiry to map how mobile subjects and minorities articulate their sense of community and identity. The authors see social media as a platform that allows users to document and express their individual and collective identities, sometimes in restrictive communication environments, while providing a sense of belonging and agency. They present original empirical work that attempts to help readers understand how mobile subjects who circulate in the Asia Pacific create a sense of community for themselves and articulate their ethnic, ideological and national identities.

Trade  Labour and Transformation of Community in Asia Book

Trade Labour and Transformation of Community in Asia


  • Author : M. Gillan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-11-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230274105

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Trade Labour and Transformation of Community in Asia Excerpt :

This book considers the transformative impact of global trade and production networks on local economies, work and labour organization, and various forms and meanings of 'community'. It examines the socio-economic transformation in Asia and the restructuring of manufacturing industries, ports and the information technology sector.