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North Korea: The Politics of Regime Survival, Kihl, Young W; Kim, Hong Nack , 2006///, Issue Armonk, N., p. - 322, (2006)

Featuring contributions by some of the leading experts in Korean studies, this book explores the political content of Kim Jong-II's regime maintenance, including both the domestic strategy for regime survival and North Korea's foreign relations with South Korea, Russia, China, Japan, and the United States. It explores how and why the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) became a "hermit kingdom" in the name of Juche (self-reliance) ideology, and the potential for the barriers of isolationism to endure. The book also includes a discussion of the ongoing North Korean nuclear standoff in the region.

Neoliberalism As Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty, Ong,Aihwa , 2006///, Issue Durham [N., Durham, p. - 292, (2006)

Neoliberalism is commonly viewed as an economic doctrine that seeks to limit the scope of government. Some consider it a form of predatory capitalism with adverse effects on the South. In this groundbreaking work, Aihwa Ong offers an alternative view of neoliberalism as an extraordinarily malleable technology of governing that is taken up in different ways by different regimes, be they authoritarian, democratic, or communist. Ong shows how East and Southeast Asian states are making exceptions to their usual practices of governing in order to position themselves to compete in the global economy. As she demonstrates, a variety of neoliberal strategies of governing are re-engineering political spaces and populations. Ong's ethnographic case studies illuminate experiments and developments such as China's creation of special market zones within its socialist economy; pro-capitalist Islam and women's rights in Malaysia; Singapore's re-positioning as a hub of scientific expertise; and flexible labour and knowledge regimes that span the Pacific. Ong traces how these and other neoliberal exceptions to business as usual are reconfiguring relationships between governing and the governed, power and knowledge, and sovereignty and territoriality. She argues that an interactive mode of citizenship is emerging, one that organizes people-and distributes rights and benefits to them-according to their marketable skills rather than according to their membership within nation-states. Those whose knowledge and skills are not assigned significant market value-such as migrant women working as domestic maids in many Asian cities-are denied citizenship. Nevertheless, Ong suggests that as the seam between sovereignty and citizenship is pried apart, a new space is emerging for NGOs to advocate for the human rights of those excluded by neoliberal measures of human worthiness.

Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to "global Culture" in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan, Lynch,Daniel C , 2006///, Issue Stanford, , p. - 299, (2006)

This book argues that states democratize through a process of socialization to a liberal global culture. This can be seen in Taiwan and Thailand, whereas in China the Communist party resists democratization.

Religions in Global Society, Beyer, Peter , 2006///, Issue London, London, p.323, (2006)

This book offers a way of understanding religion in contemporary global society, by analyzing it as a dimension of the historical process of globalization. Written with clarity, it introduces theories of globalization, show how they can be applied to world religions, and illustrates the discussion with examples ranging from Islam and Hinduism to African traditional religions and new age spirituality.

Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to "global Culture" in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan, Lynch,Daniel C , 2006///, Issue Stanford, , p. - 299, (2006)

This book argues that democratization is inherently international: states democratize through a process of socialization to a liberal-rational global culture. This can clearly be seen in Taiwan and Thailand, where the elites and attentive public now accept democracy as universally valid. But in China, the ruling communist party resists democratization, in part because its leaders believe it would lead to China's "permanent decentering" in world history. As China's power increases, the party could begin restructuring global culture by inspiring actors in other Asian countries to uphold or restore authoritarian rule.

Transnational Migration and Work in Asia, Hewison, Kevin; Young, Ken , 2006///, New York and London, p.238, (2006)

The essays in this collection focus on issues associated with migration for work both in and from the Asian region. With contributions from an international team of well-known scholars, the text sets labor migration firmly within the context of globalization, providing a focused, contemporary discussion of what is undoubtedly a major twenty-first century concern.

The Ambivalent Consumer: Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West, Garon, Sheldon M.; Maclachlan, Patricia L. , 2006///, Issue Ithaca, N., Ithaca, p.314, (2006)

In The Ambivalent Consumer, Abe Fellows Sheldon Garon and Patricia L. Maclachlan of the University of Texas, Austin bring together an array of scholars who explore the ambivalence provoked by the global spread of "American" consumer culture. The first comparative volume to examine global phenomena of consumer culture from the perspective of East Asia, this book analyzes not only the attractions of mass consumption but also the many discontents and dilemmas that arise from consumerism. The Ambivalent Consumer offers a useful perspective on the political economies of consumption to address such pressing topics as movements against genetically modified foods; shifting relations among consumers, producers, and states; the differential influence of gender on consumption; and conflicting consumer attitudes toward globalization. The volume is the result of a seminar series organized by the Abe Fellowship Program of the SSRC with funding provided by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

Wearing Cultural Styles in Japan: Concepts of Tradition and Modernity in Practice, Thompson,Christopher; Traphagan,John W. , 2006///, p. - 216, (2006)

This collection examines the regional dynamics of state societies, looking at how people use the concepts of urban and rural, traditional and modern, and industrial and agricultural to define their existence and the experience of living in contemporary Japanese society. The book focuses on the Tohoku (Northeast) region, which many Japanese consider rural, agrarian, undeveloped economically, and the epitome of the traditional way of life. While this stereotype overstates the case—the region is home to one of Japan’s largest cities—most Japanese contrast Tohoku (everything traditional) with Tokyo (everything modern). However, the contributors show how various regional phenomena—internationalization, lacquerware production, farming, enka (modern Japanese ballads), women’s roles, and professional dance —combine the traditional, the modern, and the global. Wearing Cultural Styles in Japan demonstrates that while people use the dichotomies of urban! /rural and traditional/modern in order to define their experiences, these categories are no longer useful in analyzing contemporary Japan.

From Crisis to Opportunity: Financial Globalization and East Asian Capitalism, Mo, Jongryn; Okimoto, Daniel I. , 2006, Issue Shorenstei, (2006)
Food and Globalization, Phillips, Lynne , Annual Review of Anthropology, 10/2006, Volume 35, p.37-57, (2006) Abstract
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, Appiah, Kwame Anthony , New York, (2006)

Interview with Appiah is available on Philosophy Bites (podcast) website:

Globalisation and the Politics of Forgetting, Yeoh, Brenda S. A.; Lee, Yong-Sook , London, (2006)

In both academic scholarship and the popular imagination, the globality of modern society has been represented by global cities as the corporate and financial epicenters for capital accumulation, cosmopolitan cultures and innovative change. This has created an image of the globalized world as empty beyond cities which make it into the global league as paradigmatic "celebrity" cities. As a counterpoint this book give interpretive weight elsewhere, in "other" places, cities and regions, drawing on a range of examples from both the developed and developing worlds.

Globalization, Negotiation, and the Failure of Transformation in South Africa: Revolution at a Bargain, Allen, Michael H. , New York, (2006)

From Book Review by Franco Barchiesi, Published on HSAfrica (October, 2008)

"The book ’s aim is to examine the political economy of South Africa in transition to democracy, as the autarchic, inward looking apartheid model of growth and governance collapsed and the country entered a “post Westphalian” world, where sovereignty is no longer contained in nationstates but operates through networks of negotiating relations involving domestic political and economic actors and international organizations" (Barchiesi's review available here). 

Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists, Wilk, Richard , (2006)

Winner of Society for Economic Anthropology 2008 Book Prize

This book conveys the workings of globalization through a careful description of changes in everyday life in Belize. Wilk shows how local politics are related to international relations through food; how local diet, culture and economy interact with larger transnational processes. Using various notions of cultural crossovers, such as creolization, blending and fusion, Wilk shows how the Caribbean is unique but also like every other part of the world – simultaneously local, distinct and individual, and typical, global and anonymous... (Quote:

Political Science Resources: International Relations, University of Michigan , (2006) Abstract
Rediscovering Confucianism: A Major Philosophy of Life in East Asia, Loden, Torbjorn , Folkestone, (2006)

The main purpose of this book is to provide both an outline and an appraisal of Confucianism as a system of ideas and beliefs that evolved during the past three millennia and continue to do so. Confucianism has not only been a philosophy of life for hundreds of millions of people, it has also been a guiding ideology for states, including the Chinese empire and the governments of contemporary Singapore and South Korea.

The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical: Scientific Management and the Rise of Modernist Architecture, Mauro F. Guillén , (2006) Abstract
The anatomy of the transnation: The globalization of the Isma`ili Muslim community (Pakistan, Tajikistan), Steinberg, Jonah , Anthropology, Philadelphia, (2006) Abstract

This dissertation is available from the ScholarlyCommons@Penn.

Electric Energy-Saving Education Guidelines for Senior High School Students in Honduras, Martinez, Jos\'e Jorge Canales , Master of Environmental Studies Capstone Projects, (2006) Abstract
Learning to label: Disability narratives in Clear River, United States of America, Smardon, Regina , p.1-230, (2006) Abstract
The Discourse of Globalization: Framing and Sensemaking of an Emerging Concept, Fiss, Peer C; Hirsch, Paul M , American Sociological Review, feb, Volume 70, p.29-52, (2005) Abstract
Asian Medicine And Globalization, Alter, Joseph S. , 2005/05/15/, Philadelphia, p.187, (2005)

Medical systems function in specific cultural contexts. It is common to speak of the medicine of China, Japan, India, and other nation-states. Yet almost all formalized medical systems claim universal applicability and, thus, are ready to cross the cultural boundaries that contain them. There is a critical tension, in theory and practice, in the ways regional medical systems are conceptualized as "nationalistic" or inherently transnational. This volume is concerned with questions and problems created by the friction between nationalism and transnationalism at a time when globalization has greatly complicated the notion of cultural, political, and economic boundedness.

Offering a range of perspectives, the contributors address questions such as: How do states concern themselves with the modernization of "traditional" medicine? How does the global hegemony of science enable the nationalist articulation of alternative medicine? How do global discourses of science and "new age" spirituality facilitate the transnationalization of "Asian" medicine? As more and more Asian medical practices cross boundaries into Western culture through the popularity of yoga and herbalism, and as Western medicine finds its way east, these systems of meaning become inextricably interrelated. These essays consider the larger implications of transmissions between cultures.

Critical Globalization Studies, Appelbaum, Richard P.; Robinson, William I. , 2005///, p. - 528, (2005)

Critical Globalization Studies is the first volume to map out a critical approach to the rapidly growing field of gloablization studies. Centrally concerned with global justice, the contributors both scrutinze and recast the subject. As well, the volume serves as a bridge connecting scholars of globalization, the policy world, and the gloabla justice movement. The essays examine a wide range of topics too oftern left at the margin of globalization studies and in the process raise a host of crucial questions.

Democratic Development in East Asia, Shelley,Becky , 2005///, Issue London, p. - 205, (2005)

Democratic Development in East Asia explores an important but neglected topic in the literature on democratization in East Asia: the international dimension of democratization. It presents a coherent and comprehensive analysis of the impact of external political, economic and cultural factors on China, South Korea and Taiwan's political development since World War II. The author analyzes the circumstances under which the international context affects domestic actors' choice of political institutions and actions and concentrates on a selection of key international structures and actors that make up this complex picture. Shelley also examines the international political economy, aspects of the United Nations system, diffuse cultural factors and processes, democracy movements, and a number of international non-government organizations.

Democracy, History, and Migrant Labor in South Korea: Korean Chinese, North Koreans, and Guest Workers, Park,Hyun Ok , 2005///, (2005)