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Spectacles of Modernity: Transnational Imagination and Local Hegemonies in Neoliberal Buenos Aires, Emanuela Guano , Cultural Anthropology, Volume 17, Issue 2, p.181-209, (2002) Abstract
Second cities: Globalization, institutions and political culture in struggling regions (Pennsylvania, England), Hodos, Jerome Isaac , Sociology, Philadelphia, (2002) Abstract

This dissertation is available from the ScholarlyCommons@Penn.

The Anthropology of Media: A Reader, eds. Kelly Askew; Richard R. Wilk , Malden, MA, (2002) Abstract
An Interview with Paul D. Miller a. k. a. Dj Spooky--That Subliminal Kid, Becker, Carol; Crawford, Romi; Miller, Paul D , Art Journal, Volume 61, p.82-91, (2002)
Current events in insurance: Three essays on capital, learning, and geography, Nini, Gregory Paul , p.1-183, (2002) Abstract
Global Breakdancing and the Intercultural Body, Osumare, Halifu , Dance Research Journal, Volume 34, p.30-45, (2002)
Hip-Hop Drumming: The Rhyme May Define, but the Groove Makes You Move, Greenwald, Jeff , Black Music Research Journal, Volume 22, p.259-271, (2002)
Linguistic anthropology of education: An Introduction, Wortham, Stanton , GSE Publications, (2002) Abstract
On the verge of the world: Internationalism in the text of modernism (Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Ireland, C. L. R. James), Kintzele, Paul Gerard , p.1-228, (2002) Abstract
Talking Sheng: The role of a hybrid language in the construction of identity and youth culture in Nairobi, Kenya, Samper, David Arthur , p.1-301, (2002) Abstract
The Globalization Backlash, Micklethwait, John; Wooldridge, Adrian , Foreign Policy, oct, p.16-18+20+22+24+26, (2001) Abstract
Will Globalization Go Bankrupt?, Pettis, Michael , Foreign Policy, oct, p.52-59, (2001) Abstract
China Faces, Debates, the Contradictions of Globalization, Garrett, Banning , Asian Survey, jun, Volume 41, p.409-427, (2001)
Changing Chinese Foodways in Asia, Wu, David Y. H.; Tan, Chee-Beng , 2001///, Issue Sha Tin, H, Hong Kong, (2001)

This book examines Chinese food and the culture of food consumption in East and Southeast Asia. Through the lens of food, the authors address recent theories in social science concerning cultural identity, ethnicity, boundary formation, consumerism and globalization, and the invention of local cuisine in the context of rapid culture change. Written by distinguished anthropologist who have years of research experience in their respective countries and regions, this book shows how human preparation and consumption of food carry important social, economic, political, and spiritual meanings. The book describes many interesting Chinese foodways in contemporary Asia, including rice porridge culture and changing diet in rural Pearl River delta, South China; tea cafes, Hakka restaurants, and dim sum eating in Hong Kong; ethnic relations and Chinese food in Southeast Asia; localization of Chinese food in South Korea; adaptation of Chinese noodles in Japanese daily meals; distribution of pork eating in Asia; and globalization and breakfast in Taiwan. This volume concludes with a commentary by a renowned anthropologist, Professor Sidney Mintz.

Constructing Nationhood in Modern East Asia, Chow, Kai-wing; Doak, Kevin; Fu, Poshek , 2001///, Issue Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, p.404, (2001)

This is an interdisciplinary study of the cultural politics of nationalism and national identities in modern East Asia. Combining theoretical insights with empirical research, it explores the cultural dimensions of nationhood and identity-making in China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The essays address issues ranging from the complex relations between popular culture and national consciousness to the representation of ethnic/racial identity and gendered discourse on nationalism. The cutting-edge research on the diverse forms of cultural preacceptance and the various ways in which this participates in the construction and projection of national and ethnic identities in East Asia illuminates several understudied issues in Asian studies, including the ambiguity of Hong Kong identity during World War II and the intricate politics of the post-war Taiwanese trial of collaboration.

Facets of Globalization: International and Local Dimensions of Development, Yusuf, Shahid; Evenett, Simon J.; Wu, Weiping , 2001///, Issue Washington, p.278, (2001)

This study evaluates recent labor market developments in Poland and examines the factors behind the rise in unemployment. It also proposes actions that could increase the rate of job creation in Poland. The study finds that the recent rise in unemployment results primarily from an increase in job destruction and this rise of employment has highlighted important barriers in the transition from old to new jobs.

Globalization and Environmental Reform: The Ecological Modernization of the Global Economy, Mol,Arthur P. J. , 2001///, Issue Cambridge,, (2001)

In this book environmental sociologist Arthur Mol provides a more balanced understanding of the relationship between globalization and environmental quality. Mol bases his arguments on his theory of ecological modernization, which holds that although processes of modernization and globalization often result in environmental degradation, they also can encourage policies and programs designed to arrest degradation and improve environmental quality.

Building on earlier ecological modernization studies that focused on Europe, North America, and East and Southeast Asia, Mol takes here a more global perspective. He also addresses the increasing roles of nonstate actors, especially international institutions, nongovernmental organizations, popular movements, and transnational corporations.

After examining the confusion created by the failure to distinguish among globalization, global capitalism, and neoliberalism, Mol analyzes both globalization?s destructive environmental consequences and its contribution to global environmental reform. Elaborating on the subject of reform, he focuses on three case studies, one involving the economic triad of the European Union, the NAFTA region, and Japan; one involving the relationship between the triad and developing countries; and one involving three developing countries: Vietnam, the Netherlands Antilles, and Kenya.

Healing Powers and Modernity: Traditional Medicine, Shamanism, and Science in Asian Societies, Connor, Linda; Samuel, Geoffrey , 2001///, Issue Westport, , p.283, (2001)

What is the current state of traditional healing practices in contemporary Asian societies? How are their practitioners faring in the encounter with Western science and its biomedical approach? How are traditional healing practices being transformed by the politics of health within the modern nation-state and by the processes of commodification typical of modern economies? How do patients in Asian societies see the various healing options now open to them? The authors, all of whom are anthropologists, observe the clashes and complementarities between traditional therapies and biomedicine, which, in its many manifestations, is the dominant form of medicine supported by national governments, and is emblematic of the modernity to which they aspire. Some of the medical traditions, such as the sophisticated herbal-humoral systems of Tibetan medicine and Indian Ayurveda, are becoming well known in the West, both through scholarly study and through their increasing popularity with Western patients interested in their healing potential. This book adds a new dimension to their study, being focused unlike most previous writing on practice rather than textual tradition.

Industrial Restructuring in East Asia: Towards the 21st Century, Masuyama,Seiichi; Vandenbrink,Donna; Chia,Siow Yue , 2001///, p. - 352, (2001)

Papers from a conference held January 2000 as a joint project of the Tokyo Club Foundation for Global Studies and the members of the AT10 network of East Asian think-tanks.

Language Planning and Language Change in Japan: East Asian Perspectives, Carroll, Tessa , 2001///, Issue Richmond, , (2001)

Highlights the shift in language planning and language change in Japan at the end of the 20th century against a background of significant socio-cultural, political, and economic change and places them in a comparative context. Issues investigated include the concept of disorder in language; changes in official language; changing attitudes to regional dialects; and the impact of globalisation and technological advances.

Media and Globalization: Why the State Matters, Morris, Nancy; Waisbord, Silvio R , 2001///, Issue Lanham, MD, p.197, (2001)

Media and Globalization shows why the state matters to media and telecommunications industries in a globalizing world: governments control and regulate these industries in important ways and states remain central arenas for policymaking and international agreements. Using case studies drawn from around the world, this book sheds light on the extent of state power in the face of transnational pressures and explores policy, economics, and culture as they factor into media globalization.

Mayan Visions: The Quest for Autonomy in an Age of Globalization, Nash,June C , 2001///, Issue New York, p. - 303, (2001)
The Chinese Legal System: Globalization and Local Legal Culture, Potter,Pitman B. , 2001///, (2001)

The legal system of the People's Republic of China has seen significant changes since legal reforms were begun in 1978. At the end of the second decade of legal reform, law-making and institution-building have reached impressive levels. This book analyses the major features of the Chinese legal system, on the eve of its accession to the World Trade Organization.

The World Ageing Situation: Exploring a Society for All Ages, United Nations, , 2001///, Issue New York, p. - 125, (2001)

The World Ageing Situation seeks to take the reader through various experiences of ageing throughout the world and the wide range of challenges, opportunities, responses and suggestions profiled by its authors. It covers ageing in different situations and transitions, by looking at development, rural ageing, older women, inter-generational equity, and rewriting life-maps.

The North Korean System in the Post-Cold War Era, Kim,Samuel S. , 2001///, p. - 288, (2001)

Despite famine and economic catastrophe, the North Korean system has persisted in the face of predictions of collapse. This collection examines the North Korean state from political, economic, strategic, and legal perspectives to determine how this system has continued to survive in the post-Cold War era, what its current condition is, and what its future might be. The contributors, all leading scholars from the US and Korea, use the latest research available to paint the fullest picture yet of the North Korean state system in a time of great change on the Korean peninsula.