Thinking Globally (Paperback)
A Global Studies Reader
University of California Press, 9780520278448, 456pp.
Publication Date: December 20, 2013
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In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer’s own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as:
• Challenges of the global economy
• Fading of the nation-state
• Emerging nationalisms and transnational ideologies
• Hidden economies of sex trafficking and the illegal drug trade
• New communications media
• Environmental crises
• Human rights abuses
Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students, and an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study.
About the Author
Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Global Studies and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A scholar and writer best known for his studies of religious violence and global religion, he has also written on conflict resolution and on South Asian religion and society. He has authored or edited over twenty books, including Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State and the UC Press best-seller Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence.