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Title Globalization in practice / edited by Nigel Thrift, Adam Tickell, Steve Woolgar, and William H. Rupp.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.


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Edition First edition.
Description xxiv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The concept of globalization has become ubiquitous in social science and in the public consciousness and is often invoked as an explanation for a diverse range of changes to economies, societies, politics and cultures - both as a positive liberating force and as a wholly negative one.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I TRAVEL, TOURISM, AND MOBILITY -- Airports / Peter Adey -- Backpacking / Nick Clarke -- Walking / Tim Ingold -- Mobile Phone / Eric Laurier -- Mobility / Peter Merriman -- World Maps / Annemarie Mol -- Airport Security / Harvey Molotch -- Passports / John Torpey -- Sex Workers / Jackie West -- The Gap Year / Alexandra Woolgar -- pt. II INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT -- Pipelines / Andrew Barry -- Pipes and Wires / Stephen J. Collier and Nino Kemoklidze -- Automated Repair and Backup Systems / Stephen Graham -- Road Safety and Traffic Management / Daniel Neyland and Steve Woolgar -- Containers / Susan M. Roberts -- Resisting the Global / Paul Routledge -- The Globalization of a Labour Market: The Case of Seafarers / Helen Sampson -- Banal Globalization: The Deep Structure of Oil and Gas / Michael J. Watts -- Putting Standards to Work: Water and the Taste and Smell of Globalization / Ragna Zeiss -- pt. III FINANCE AND BUSINESS.
Contents note continued: Flowers / Alex Hughes -- The Bureau de Change / Michael Levi -- LIBOR / Donald MacKenzie -- Taking Note of Export Earnings / Kris Olds -- Filthy Lucre: Urine for Sale / Barbara Penner -- Moody's, Emotions, and Uncertainty in Finance / Jocelyn Pixley -- Credit Rating Agencies / Timothy J. Sinclair -- Globalization's Freelancers, Democracy's Decline: Harvard, the Chubais Clan, and US Aid to Russia / Janine R. Wedel -- Of Pits and Screens / Caitlin Zaloom -- pt. IV MEDIA, CONSUMPTION, AND LEISURE -- Cigarette Packages: The Big Red Chevron and the 282 Little Kids / Franck Cochoy -- Collecting and Consumption in the Era of eBay / Rebecca M. Ellis -- The Interaction Order of Auctions of Fine Art and Antiques / Christian Heath -- Intellectual Property / Adrian Johns -- The Curvature of Global Brand Space / Celia Lury -- Bollywood / Vijay Mishra -- Global News (Service) Networks / Gerard Toal.
Contents note continued: How Rounders Goes around the World / Sumei Wang and Elizabeth Shove -- Biodiversity and globalization / Geoffrey C. Bowker -- Mobility and the medical image / Catelijne Coopmans -- e-Solutions to Sharing Information in Child Protection: The Rise and Fall of ContactPoint / Christopher Hall, Sue Peckover, and Sue White -- Globalizing of Bananas: Of Rhizomes, Fungi, and Mobility / Mimi Sheller -- pt. VI ORDER AND CONTROL -- Forms that Form / Nicholas Gill -- Accounting for the Calculating Self / Peter Miller -- Replaying Society to the World through CCTV / Daniel Neyland -- The AK-47 as a Material Global Artefact / Tom Osborne -- Human Rights / Sharyn Roach Anleu -- pt. VII CLASSIFICATIONS -- Area-Based Classifications / Roger Burrows -- First Names: Examples from Germany / Jürgen Gerhards -- One of My Top Ten Days / Lucy Kimbell -- Barcodes and RFIDs / Martin Dodge -- ISO 9000 / Wendy Larner -- Number / Helen Verran.
Summary "The concept of globalization has become ubiquitous in social science and in the public consciousness and is often invoked as an explanation for a diverse range of changes to economies, societies, politics and cultures - both as a positive liberating force and as a wholly negative one. While our understanding of the politics, economics, and social resonance of the phenomenon has become increasingly sophisticated at the macro-level, this book argues that globalization too often continues to be depicted as a set of extra-terrestrial forces with no real physical manifestation, except as effects. The essays challenge this dominant understanding of 'globalization from above' through explorations of the mundane means by which globalization has been achieved. Instead of a focus on the meta-political economy of global capitalism, the book concentrates on the everyday life of capitalism, the not-so-'little' things that keep the 'large' forces of globalization ticking over. With its eye on the mundane, the book demonstrates that a series of everyday and, consequently, all but invisible formations critically facilitate and create the conditions under which globalization has flourished. The emphasis is on concrete moments in the history of capitalism when these new means of regular reproduction were invented and deployed. Only by understanding these infrastructures can we understand the dynamics of globalization. In short, punchy essays by distinguished researchers from across a range of disciplines, this book provides a new way of understanding globalization, moving away from the standard accounts of global forces, economic flows, and capitalist dynamics, to show how ordinary practices and artefacts are crucial elements and symbols of globalization." -- Publisher's description.
Subject Globalization.
Globalization. (OCoLC)fst00943532
Added Author Thrift, N. J., editor.
Tickell, Adam, editor.
Woolgar, Steve, editor.
Rupp, William H., editor.
ISBN 9780199212637 (paperback)
0199212635 (paperback)
9780199212620 (hardback)
0199212627 (hardback)

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