Contending With Globalization In World Englishes

Author: Mukul Saxena
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Contending With Globalization In World Englishes from the Author: Mukul Saxena. This book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use. The chapters contained in this book weave together four inter-related themes that define the role of English in the global context: the `centrality of structure', `relationships of interdependence', `social constructions of difference' and `reproduction of inequality'. These themes enable the authors to draw attention to the dynamics of the contemporary realities of the `English-speaking' and `English-using' nations, especially as they compete for cultural, social, economic and symbolic capital in global networks. In engaging World Englishes with the sociolinguistics of globalization, the authors raise some fundamental questions about the status, structure, and functions of World Englishes. "What roles are English and World Englishes playing in globalization? What effect is globalization having on English and World Englishes? What effect is globalization having on other languages? Anyone interested in exploring these crucial questions will find this book a most helpful and stimulating companion. The editors have assembled an appropriately diverse all-star cast of contributors, each of whom approaches the topic from a refreshingly innovative standpoint To paraphrase OmoniyVspoem which opens the book, readers will learn to `waltz, salsa and lion-dance' (and hip-hop) their way through the complex cultural and linguistic steps of globalization."Andy Kirkpatrick, Hong Kong Institute of Education

The Dialectics Of Globalization

Author: Jerry Harris
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443802204
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The Dialectics Of Globalization from the Author: Jerry Harris. Combining bold theortical analysis and careful empirical investigation Harris provides a critical framework to understand the political and economic underpinnings of globalization. In an unique historical approach the book examines how the revolution in information technologies and the break-up of the Soviet Union intertwined to present new global opportunities to reorganize capitalism as a unified world system headed by an emerging transnational capitalist class. The book challenges the common view that nation states still define international relations, with the United States as hegemonic leader of the world system. Instead Harris offers a more complex analysis of world affairs that sees the current period as one of transition between nationally based industrial capitalism and a global system based on revolutionary methods of production and new class relationships. He argues this conflict appears in every country as national economies realigned to fit new patterns of world accumulation creating a host of political tensions within and between nations. This analysis is detailed in a distinctive interpretation of the US military/industrial complex, as well as the contemporary class struggles in Germany and the emerging powers of China, India and Brazil. The book concludes by investigating alternative trends which are currently challenging the inequalities of global capitalism, unfolding a fresh approach to the relationship between the state, market and civil society.

Arabic Self And Identity

Author: Yasir Suleiman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199908435
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Arabic Self And Identity from the Author: Yasir Suleiman. Arabic, Self, and Identity uses autoethnography, autobiography, and a detailed study of names to investigate the links between conflict and displacement, and between the Self and group identity.

The Territorial Factor

Author: Gertjan Dijkink
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789056291884
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The Territorial Factor from the Author: Gertjan Dijkink. Nowadays political territoriality is profoundly put to the test by globalization, the rise of the network-society, international migration and new types of risk that state governments find hard to control. Yet, new political configurations do not invalidate the relevance of territory and territorial identity right away. Moreover, people who want to escape or forget foreign dominace still reach for the traditionally sovereign state (Eastern Europe, Asia). In this book an international group of political geographers analyse the meaning of post-modern transfromation in territoriality at different geographical scales: global, (inter) national and local. They cover such varied topics as the probability of a clash between civilizations, the rise of World-cities, the disintegration of African States, ethnic conflicts and politics in Europe, the meaning of a supranational territorial order (European Union), the end of the welfare state, nation-building and its symbols, Israeli cultural politics, urban regimes and local conflict-defense mechanisms. The perspectives put forward, match more general theoretical geography and political science and involve case studies from different parts of the World. This important new study is of immediate interest to students of all levels of politcial science, sociology, social geography, administrative science, international relations, contermpoary history, and to policy makers and politicians.

Promoting Polyarchy

Author: William I. Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521566919
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Promoting Polyarchy from the Author: William I. Robinson. Promoting Polyarchy is an exciting, detailed and controversial work on the apparent change in US foreign policy from supporting dictatorships to promoting "democratic" regimes. William I. Robinson argues that behind this facade, US policy upholds the undemocratic status quo of Third World countries. He addresses the theoretical and historical issues at stake, and uncovers a wealth of information from field work and hitherto unpublished government documents. Promoting Polyarchy is an essential book for anyone concerned with democracy, globalization and international affairs.

Reading Subaltern Studies

Author: David Ludden
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1843310597
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Reading Subaltern Studies from the Author: David Ludden. The volume provides a reliable point of departure for new readers of Subaltern Studies and a resource base for experienced readers who want to revive critical debates. In his introduction, David Ludden traces the intellectual history of subalternity and analyses trends in the globalization of academic discourse that account for the changing character of Subaltern Studies as well as for the shifting debates around it.

Transnational Cinema

Author: Elizabeth Ezra
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415371582
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Transnational Cinema from the Author: Elizabeth Ezra. Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader provides an overview of the key concepts and debates within the developing field of transnational cinema. Bringing together seminal essays from a wide range of sources, this volume engages with films that fashion their narrative and aesthetic dynamics in relation to more than one national or cultural community. The reader is divided into four sections: From National to Transnational Cinema Global Cinema in the Digital Age Motion Pictures: Film, Migration and Diaspora Tourists and Terrorists.

Instant Nationalism

Author: Khalil Rinnawi
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761834397
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Instant Nationalism from the Author: Khalil Rinnawi. Discusses the role of the media in the promotion of nationalism in the Arab world.

Law And Globalization From Below

Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521607353
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Law And Globalization From Below from the Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos. An unprecedented attempt to analyze the role of the law in the global movement for social justice.

International Political Economy

Author: Frederic S. Pearson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
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International Political Economy from the Author: Frederic S. Pearson. Takes up the important human impact questions of the global economy. With examples, this title links: domestic consequences to international trends, local and regional to global developments, and the formal to the informal economy. It also presents the political dimension of economic interaction.