Sociology of Globalization:
Cultures, Economies, and Politics
by Keri Iyall Smith
JZ1318 .S636 2013
New Arrivals, 2nd floor
Our state and nation was rocked by a senseless tragedy over the weekend with the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek. The event brings to light the mixing of cultures and the negative effects of racism and xenophobia in the United States. With that in mind, this week’s New Stuff Tuesday takes a look at globalization from other angles that solely focus on business.
The editor, a professor of sociology at Suffolk University, has compiled articles from leading scholars and journalists that revolve around social, economic, and political aspects with respect to globalization. The text introduces each of the major topics and presents six to seven essays, both classic and contemporary, that cover theories and case studies of the effects of becoming an increasingly global society. Written primarily as a reader for students, this book provides an excellent overview of our world today, and in addition, provides additional resources for further research.