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Author Lechner, Frank J.
Title Globalization : the making of world society / Frank J. Lechner.
Imprint Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Author Lechner, Frank J.
Subject Globalization.
Description xviii, 317 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [288]-310) and index.
Summary "Globalization: The Making of World Society shows how globalization affects everyday experience, creates new institutions, and presents new challenges." "With many examples, Lechner describes how the process unfolds in a wide range of fields, from sports and media to law and religion. While sketching the outlines of a world society in the making, the book also demonstrates that globalization is inherently diverse and contentious. In this concise analysis of a complex subject, Lechner presents some of the best work in the social sciences in clear and readable fashion." "Globalization: The Making of World Society will serve as a stimulating, state-of-the-art text for any student of globalization, beginner or advanced."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN 9781405169066 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405169060 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405169059 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1405169052 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 270230702
Table of Contents
 List of Plates 
 List of Figures 
 List of Tables 
 List of Boxes 
Pt. IGlobal Experience11
2Global Food and the History of Globalization13
3Global Sports and the Direction of Globalization34
4Global Media and the Varieties of Globalization56
Pt. IIGlobal Institutions77
5The Global Economy and the Power of the Market79
6Global States and the Specter of Retreat103
7Global Governance and the Prospects of World Law124
8Global Civil Society and the Voices of Change148
9Global Religion and the Impact of Faith168
Pt. IIIGlobal Problems193
10Global Migration: How New People Change Old Places195
11Global Inequality: Winners and Losers in Globalization219
12The Global Environment: Saving the Planet?243
13Global Justice: Is Another World Possible?266