The Blackwell Companion to Globalization

The Blackwell Companion to Globalization

Editor(s): George Ritzer

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405132749

Online ISBN: 9780470691939

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691939

About this Book

This companion features original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations.

  • Introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies
  • Explores the major areas of impact, including the environment, cities, outsourcing, consumerism, global media, politics, religion, and public health
  • Addresses the foremost concerns of global inequality, corruption, international terrorism, war, and the future of globalization
  • Wide-ranging and comprehensive, an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

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  2. Part II: The Major Domains

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  3. Part III: Major Issues and Conclusions

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