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Debate: States of Discord, Friedman, Thomas; Kaplan, Robert , Foreign Policy, apr, p.64-70, (2002) Abstract
A Global Network? Transnational Cooperation among Environmental Groups, Rohrschneider,Robert; Dalton,Russell J. , The Journal of Politics, 2002///, Volume 64, Issue 2, p.510 - 533, (2002)
Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization, Wesoky,Sharon R , 2002///, Issue New York, p. - 302, (2002)

Examining Chinese domestic as well as international circumstances surrounding the emergence of an independent women's movement in Beijing in the 1990s, this book seeks to explain how such a movement could have arisen after the repression of student activists in Tiananmen Square in 1989. It also places this emergence in the context of theories of social movements, civil society and globalization.

Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland China, Lu,Tonglin , 2002///, Issue Cambridge,, p. - 246, (2002)

Despite differences in the political, social, and economic systems of Taiwan and mainland China, the process of modernization in both has challenged traditional cultural norms. Tonglin Lu examines how differences in cultural formation between Taiwan and China have influenced reactions to modernity and how cultural identity has taken different forms on both sides of the Taiwan straits. She illustrates how these differences in the experience of modernity are expressed through analysis of paradigmatic films produced in both countries, with a particular emphasis on their formal experiments.

Globalization and Democratization in Asia: The Construction of Identity, Kinnvall,Catarina; J , 2002///, p. - 272, (2002)

Globalization is a defining feature of our times, covering everything from economic and political issues to the spread of American culture. However, its status is controversial, with some viewing it as leading to greater development for all, and others as a threat to national cultures and democratic political life. This book shows how simplified such binary views are and examines how various globalizing forces have affected Asian societies. It discusses the relationship between globalization, identity and democratic developments in Asia both theoretically and empirically, and aims at understanding how economic, political and social forces interact and are mutually reinforced in Asian societies.

Global Goes Local: Popular Culture in Asia, King, Richard; Craig, Timothy J. , 2002///, Issue Vancouver, Vancouver, p.309, (2002)

Global Goes Local examines popular culture from pop music in contemporary Korea and pre-war Shanghai to television dramas in China and TV commercials in Malaysia. International scholars with varying disciplinary perspectives show how imported cultural forms can be invested with fresh meaning and transformed by local artists to assert identity and express resistance. This collection tackles significant questions about popular culture and offers case studies of how culture suffers, survives, or prospers in Asian communities in an age of global communication.

Globalization and Language Teaching, Block, David; Cameron, Deborah , 2002///, Issue London, London, p.196, (2002)

This book considers the issues globalization raises for second language learning and teaching. Block and Cameron's collection shows how, in an economy based on services and information, the linguistic skills of workers become increasingly important. New technologies make possible new kinds of language teaching, and language becomes an economic commodity with a value in the global marketplace. This has implications for how and why people learn languages, and for which languages they learn.Drawing together the various strands of the globalization debate, this rich and varied collection of contributions explores many issues, including:* the commodification of language(s) and language skills* the use of new media and new technologies in language learning and teaching* the effects of globalization on the language teaching industry* new forms of power and resistance.

Identity, Culture and Globalization, Sternberg,Yitzhak; Rafael,Eliezer Ben , 2002///, p. - 700, (2002)

This book is about contemporary sociological analysis: its discussions, contradictions and controversies. Authors from various backgrounds discuss developments on all continents. The 34 contributions are centered on six themes. The first is multiple modernities, showing us that there is no single road to the modernization of societies. The second theme is globalization, with new concepts like spatialization, world languages and new social movements. In part three, multiculturalism and diaspora movements are viewed as the pivotal factors for change in many societies. The fourth theme is the decline of the accountability of the state, concentrating on the shortcomings of traditional states and the emergence of new resources. In part five, the concept of postmodernity is discussed from the angles of identity, social reality, detachment and legacy. Finally, the sixth part, 'Toward a New Agenda' looks into the future and lets sociology (or rather social knowledge) play a major part in today's society. This volume is a rich collection of practical examples and solid arguments by some of the best sociologists in the world.

Islamic Modern: Religious Courts and Cultural Politics in Malaysia, Peletz,Michael G. , 2002///, p. - 360, (2002)
Media in China: Consumption, Content and Crisis, Donald, Stephanie Hemelryk; Keane, Michael; Hong, Yin , 2002///, Issue London, London, (2002)

This book is about a new kind of revolution in China - a revolution in which rapidly commercializing media industries confront slow-changing power relations between political, social and economic spheres.

Modernization, Globalization, and Confucianism in Chinese Societies, Tamney,Joseph B.; Chiang,Linda Hsueh-Ling , 2002///, Issue Westport, , (2002)

Confucianism has influenced Chinese societies for more than 2,000 years, and such influence is likely to continue in the future. However, during the preceding centuries, the nature of what was understood to be Confucianism has changed, and this process will also continue. Today, the scholarly tradition is adapting both to the modernization of Chinese societies--mainland China, Singapore, and Taiwan--and to the emergence of global society. Tamney and Chiang focus on current social changes, their implications for the Chinese scholarly tradition, and the responses of Confucianists to these changes. Special topics include the response of Confucian scholars to the democracy movement, how politicians are using Confucian beliefs and values, the role of the scholarly tradition in contemporary Chinese popular culture, the challenges to Confucianism resulting from the changing role of women, and how competition with world religions is affecting the scholarly tradition. Throughout the book two themes are explored: the division of Confucianism into traditionalist and modernist forms and the nature of ideological convergence in the contemporary world. Scholars, students, and researchers interested in the ways Confucianism is becoming more similar to Western beliefs and values and in the ways Confucianism is likely to remain distinctive will find the volume invaluable.

Negotiating Ethnicity in China: Citizenship as a Response to the State, Shih,Chih-yu , 2002///, p. - 272, (2002)

This challenging study brings together anthropology and political science to examine how ethnic minorities are constructed by the state, and how they respond to such constructions.
Disclosing endless mini negotiations between those acting in the name of the Chinese state and those carrying the images of ethnic minority, this book provides an image of the framing of ethnicity by modern state building processes. It will be of vital interest to scholars of political science, anthropology and sociology, and is essential reading to those engaged in studying Chinese society.

Performing Africa, Ebron,Paulla A , 2002///, Issue Princeton,, Princeton, p.244, (2002)

The jali--a member of a hereditary group of Mandinka professional performers--is a charismatic but contradictory figure. He is at once the repository of his people's history, the voice of contemporary political authority, the inspiration for African American dreams of an African homeland, and the chief entertainment for the burgeoning transnational tourist industry. Numerous journalists, scholars, politicians, and culture aficionados have tried to pin him down. This book shows how the jali's talents at performance make him a genius at representation--the ideal figure to tell us about the "Africa" that the world imagines, which is always a thing of illusion, magic, and contradiction.

Africa often enters the global imagination through news accounts of ethnic war, famine, and despotic political regimes. Those interested in countering such dystopic images--be they cultural nationalists in the African diaspora or connoisseurs of "global culture"--often found their representations of an emancipatory Africa on an enthusiasm for West African popular culture and performance arts. Based on extensive field research in The Gambia and focusing on the figure of the jali, Performing Africa interrogates these representations together with their cultural and political implications. It explores how Africa is produced, circulated, and consumed through performance and how encounters through performance create the place of Africa in the world. Innovative and discerning, Performing Africa is a provocative contribution to debates over cultural nationalism and the construction of identity and history in Africa and elsewhere.

Recentering Globalization: Popular Culture and Japanese Transnationalism, Iwabuchi,Koichi , 2002///, Issue Durham, (2002)

Globalization is usually thought of as the worldwide spread of Western-particularly American-popular culture. Yet if one nation stands out in the dissemination of pop culture in East and Southeast Asia, it is Japan. Pokémon, anime, pop music, television dramas such as Tokyo Love Story and Long Vacation-the export of Japanese media and culture is big business. In Recentering Globalization Koichi Iwabuchi explores how Japanese popular culture circulates in Asia. He situates the rise of Japan's cultural power in light of decentering globalization processes and demonstrates how Japan's extensive cultural interactions with the other parts of Asia complicate its sense of being "in but above" or "similar but superior to" the region. Iwabuchi has conducted extensive interviews with producers, promoters, and consumers of popular culture in Japan and East Asia. Drawing upon this research, he analyzes Japan's "localizing" strategy of repackaging Western pop culture for Asian consumption and the ways Japanese popular culture arouses regional cultural resonances. He considers how transnational cultural flows are experienced differently in various geographic areas by looking at bilateral cultural flows in East Asia. He shows how Japanese popular music and television dramas are promoted and understood in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and how "Asian" (especially Hong Kong's) popular culture is received in Japan. Rich in empirical detail and theoretical insight, Recentering Globalization is a significant contribution to thinking about cultural globalization and transnationalism, particularly in the context of East Asian cultural studies.

Screening Asian Americans, Feng, Peter X. , 2002///, New Brunswick, NJ, p.308, (2002)

This essay collection explores Asian American cinematic representations historically and socially, on and off screen, as they contribute to the definition of American character. Asian American cinema is charted in its diversity, ranging across activist, documentary, experimental, and fictional modes, and encompassing a wide range of ethnicities (Filipino, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Taiwanese). Covered in the discussion are filmmakers -- Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Ang Lee, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Wayne Wang -- and films such as The Wedding Banquet, Surname Viet Given Name Nam, and Chan is Missing.

Under Construction: The Gendering of Modernity, Class, and Consumption in the Republic of Korea, Kendall, Laurel , 2002///, Issue Honolulu, Honolulu, p.206, (2002)

Under Construction provides an illuminating portrait of south Koreans in the 1990s -- a decade that saw a return to civilian rule, a loosening of censorship and social control, and the emergence of a full-blown consumer culture. It shows how these changes impacted the lives of Korean men and women and the very definition of what it means to be "male" and "female" in Korea.

NGOs and the Internet in Nepal, Montgomery, Layton , Journal of Computer-Mediated communication, 01/2002, Volume 7(2), (2002)
Cultures of Circulation: The Imaginations of Modernity, Lee, Benjamin; LiPuma, Edward , Public Culture, Volume 14, Issue 1, p.191-213, (2002)

"If circulation is to serve as a useful analytic construct for cultural analysis, it must be conceived as more than simply the movement of people, ideas, and commodities from one culture to another. Instead, recent work indicates that circulation is a cultural process with its own forms of abstraction, evaluation, and constraint, which are created by the interactions between specific types of circulating forms and the interpretive communities built around them. It is in these structured circulations that we identify cultures of circulation. Our idea draws from a variety of contemporary sources, including Benedict Anderson's (1991) account of nation, narration, and imagination; Jürgen Habermas's (1989) work on public opinion and the public sphere; Arjun Appadurai's (1996) conceptualizations of cultural flows and "-scapes"; and Charles Taylor's essay, in this issue, on the self-reflexive creation of modern social imaginaries. But our project also harks back to classic anthropological work on gifts and exchange such as studies by Marcel Mauss (1967) and Bronislaw Malinowski (1966), and their updatings by Pierre Bourdieu (1977), Annette Weiner (1992), and Jacques Derrida (1992), as well as Marxist analyses of money and capital (Postone 1993; Harvey 1982). The broad range of this legacy suggests that developing a critical perspective on circulation will require moving beyond disciplinary boundaries and placing it in a conceptual space that encompasses some of the most difficult and troubling issues in contemporary cultural and philosophical analysis: self-reflexivity, performativity, indexicality, metalanguage, objectification, and foundationalism, to name just a few.

Cultures of circulation are created and animated by the cultural forms that circulate through them, including--critically--the abstract nature of the forms that underwrite and propel the process of circulation itself. The circulation of such forms--whether the novels and newspapers of the imagined community or the equity-based derivatives and currency swaps of the modern market--always presupposes the existence of their respective interpretive communities, with their own forms of interpretation and evaluation. These interpretive communities determine lines of interpretation, found institutions, and set boundaries based principally on their own internal dynamics. [End Page 192]"

Debate: States of Discord, Friedman, Thomas; Kaplan, Rabert , Foreign Policy, Volume 129, (2002) Abstract
Global Networks, Linked Cities, Sassen, S. , (2002)

In her pioneering book The Global City, Saskia Sassen argued that certain cities in the postindustrial world have become central nodes in the new service economy, strategic sites for the acceleration of capital and information flows as well as spaces of increasing socio-economic polarization. One effect has been that such cities have gained in importance and power relative to nation-states.
In this new collection of essays, Sassen and a distinguished group of contributors expand on the author's earlier work in a number of important ways, focusing on two key issues. First, they look at how information flows have bound global cities together in networks, creating a global city web whose constituent cities become "global" through the networks they participate in. Second, they investigate emerging global cities in the developing world-Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Beirut, the Dubai-Iran corridor, and Buenos Aires. They show how these globalizing zones are not only replicating many features of the top tier of global cities, but are also generating new socio-economic patterns as well. These new patterns of development promise to lead to significant changes in the structure of the global economy, as more and more cities worldwide are integrated into globalization's circuitry.
Includes contributions from:Linda Garcia, Patrice Riemens, Geert Lovink, Peter Taylor, David Smith, Michael Timberlake, Stephen Graham, Sueli Schiffer Ramos, Christoff Parnreiter, Felicity Gu, David Meyer, Pablo Ciccolella, Iliana Mignaqui, Eric Huybrechts, Ali Parsa. Also includes six maps.

Global Democracy, Teune, Henry , Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science > Vol. 581, Globalization and Democracy , (2002) Abstract
Globalization and Its Discontents, Green, Duncan; Griffith, Matthew , International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1944-), Volume 78, p.49-68, (2002) Abstract
Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain, eds. Faye Ginsburg; Lila Abu-Lughod; Brian Larkin , Berkeley and Los Angeles, (2002) Abstract
Missing Links: Post-Terror Surprises, Naim, Moises , Foreign Policy > No. 132 , (2002) Abstract
Privatization and Elite Mobility: Rural China, 1979-1996, Walder,Andrew G. , (2002) Abstract