Published Online: 29 FEB 2012
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The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization
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Inda, J. X. 2012. Flows. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. .
- Published Online: 29 FEB 2012
One of the key concepts in scholarly thinking about globalization is the idea of flows. Indeed, it is quite common to characterize globalization as involving flows of various kinds – from capital and people to goods, images, and ideologies. Significantly, these flows are said to be producing an intensely interconnected world – one where borders and boundaries have become increasingly porous, allowing more and more peoples and cultures to be cast into intense and immediate contact with each other.