Narratives of Globalization explores how a range of key ideas in the study of globalization are made manifest in the lives of people all over the world. Each chapter explores a key theme in globalization studies that is explored through a narrative that draws on the contributors own personal experience. It draws together a collection of experiences from across the globe including Chinese migration to Australia, the influence of the internet on education and the popularity of K-pop. These personal perspectives on culture, identity, development and politics attempt to better understand contemporary issues within the global frame and illustrate how ordinary people can engage with and influence processes of globalization.
This cutting-edge study succeeds in linking the subjective dimensions of globalization--ideas, identities, and consciousness--to crucial political, economic, and cultural aspects of today's globalized world. Penned by notable scholars, this unique anthology will appeal to both students and instructors of globalization interested in how the global expansion and intensification of social relations is playing itself out in the lives of 'real people' around the world. Highly recommended!