Globalization and Diversity

Globalization and Diversity
  • Author : Lester Rowntree
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Pages : 458
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0321690761

Globalization and Diversity Book Review:

This exciting, contemporary approach to World Regional Geography acknowledges the geographic changes that accompany today's rapid rate of globalization. The authors' unique approach gives you access to the latest ideas, concepts and theories in geography while also developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of world regions, including a strong sense of place and an understanding of the connections within and between world regions. Globalization and Diversity is a briefer version of the popular Diversity Amid Globalization by the same authors.

Globalization and Identity

Globalization and Identity
  • Author : B. Lum
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 114
  • Relase : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781351517331

Globalization and Identity Book Review:

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, globalization and identity have emerged as the most critical challenges to world peace. This volume of Peace & Policy addresses the overarching question, "What are the effects of globalization in the areas of culture, ethnic diversity, religion, and citizenship, and how does terrorism help groups attain a sense of global identity?"Part I, "Citizenship in a Globalizing World," reexamines globalization in light of the traditions from which human civilizations have evolved. Linda Groff focuses on Samuel R. Huntington's thesis that the Cold War would be followed by a clash of civilizations. Joseph A. Camilleri traces the history of the concept of citizenship and its transformation through the ages to modern times. Kamran Mofid argues that the marketplace is not just an economic sphere but one where economic and business interests must embrace the spiritual assets of the community. Majid Tehranian raises the problem of identity and advocates the assumption of global identity, responsibility, and citizenship. Part II, "Convergence in Global Cultures," explores the complex issues of diversity in religions. Christopher Leeds, Vladimir Korobov, and Bharapt Gupt show how the reconceptualization of the world both geographically and regionally can recreate new sensibilities needed to overcome differences. Part III, "Divergence in Global Conflicts," discusses the multiple dimensions of the globalizing effects of economic expansion and political strife experienced by different cultures at local and regional levels. Audrey Kitigawa and Ade Ogunrinade use Nigeria as an example of political manipulation of religious and ethnic groups to divert attention from the real problems of social and economic marginalization. Fred Riggs looks at how the Web has become a medium in the globalization of religious movements.The authors maintain that continuing efforts for dialogue across cultural and religious boundaries in today's

Selling Diversity

Selling Diversity
  • Author : Yasmeen Abu-Laban,Christina Gabriel
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Pages : 202
  • Relase : 2002-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781442600720

Selling Diversity Book Review:

Using gender, race/ethnicity, and class lenses to frame their analysis, the authors review Canadian immigration, multiculturalism, and employment equity policies, including their different historical origins, to illustrate how a preference for selling diversity has emerged in the last decade.

Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature

Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature
  • Author : Danilo J. Anton
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Pages : 223
  • Relase : 1995-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781552501504

Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature Book Review:

Amidst all the literature and discussion supporting globalization, author and geographer, Danilo J. Anton, argues against it. In his newest book, Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature, Anton demonstrates how diversity is necessary for both natural and cultural survival. He is not against progress, rather he illustrates how the "informatics revolution" can be used to promote public participation, capture traditional knowledge, and provide new methods for the defense of the natural environment.

Economic Clusters and Globalization

Economic Clusters and Globalization
  • Author : Francisco Puig,Berrbizne Urzelai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 204
  • Relase : 2019-03-22
  • ISBN : 9780429816703

Economic Clusters and Globalization Book Review:

This volume shows that in today’s globalized world, clusters are an important factor in explaining the different growth rates of firms, cities and regions. Drawing on the expertise of an international contributor team, it covers topics such as clusters and small and medium-sized enterprise competitiveness, innovation and science parks, clusters and multinationals, and information and communication technology clusters. It reveals great diversity in terms of the origin of clusters, the organizational relationships at play, and the characteristics of the firms involved. Taking lessons from a rich variety of literature and empirical cases, the book provides valuable insights for regional development and industrial policy. Economic Clusters and Globalization will be of interest to scholars and policymakers in economic geography, regional studies, entrepreneurship and international business.

Diversity Amid Globalization

Diversity Amid Globalization
  • Author : Lester Rowntree,Martin Lewis,William Wyckoff,Marie Price
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 688
  • Relase : 2017-01-30
  • ISBN : 0134539427

Diversity Amid Globalization Book Review:

For introductory courses in world regional and regional geography. The sights, sounds, and tastes of world regions Diversity Amid Globalization uses interactive learning tools to take readers on a journey through the diverse regions of the world. The 7th Edition supports the most comprehensive world regional program, helping individuals explore the various sights, sounds, and tastes of different parts of the world. With deeper mobile integration, web maps, video tours, and geoscience animations enhance readers' virtual, active learning experience. Links and online supplements provide insight into world regional geography, including explorations of space, language, music, and cooking traditions. Focusing on globalization, the text's arresting visual layout and updated content combine to give readers an accurate portrayal of the world's evolving regional landscapes. Also available with Mastering Geography Mastering(tm) Geography is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced coaching activities that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geography, search for: 0134667093 / 9780134667096 Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development Plus Mastering Geography -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134642082 / 9780134642086 Modified Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development 0134539427 / 9780134539423 Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development

Globalization

Globalization
  • Author : Hector Cuadra-Montiel
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2012-08-22
  • ISBN : 9789535107095

Globalization Book Review:

The book Globalization - Approaches to Diversity takes the ambitious undertaking of presenting a series of global issues that range from historic to contemporary, from transnational to local, and from cultural to institutional. It consists of twelve chapters divided into three sections: Globalization Agendas, Globalization Policies, Globalization Experiences. Its authors embody a global research culture. One that is plural, growing and dynamic, as it is evidenced in their respective agendas and methodological approaches. The value of this book lies in its diversity, and its merit will be appreciated by a global community of scholars.

Youth in Superdiverse Societies

Youth in Superdiverse Societies
  • Author : Peter F. Titzmann,Philipp Jugert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 314
  • Relase : 2019-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781000712018

Youth in Superdiverse Societies Book Review:

Youth in Superdiverse Societies brings together theoretical, methodological and international approaches to the study of globalization, diversity, and acculturation in adolescence. It examines vital issues including migration, integration, cultural identities, ethnic minorities, and the interplay of ethnic and cultural diversity with experiences of growing up as an adolescent. This important volume focuses on understanding the experiences and consequences of multicultural societies and offers valuable new insights in the field of intergroup relations and the complexity of growingly heterogeneous societies. The book comprises four sections. The first includes fresh theoretical perspectives for studying youth development in multicultural societies, exploring topics such as superdiversity, globalization, bicultural identity development, polyculturalism, the interplay of acculturation and development, as well as developmental-ecological approaches. The second section highlights innovative methods in studying multicultural societies. It contains innovative dynamic concepts (e.g., experience-based sampling), methods for studying the nested structure of acculturative contexts, and suggestions for cross-comparative research to differentiate universal and context-specific processes. The third section examines social relations and social networks in diverse societies and features developmentally crucial contexts (e.g., family, peers, schools) and contributions on interethnic interactions in real-life contexts. The final section presents applications in natural settings and includes contributions on participatory action research and teachers dealings' with ethnic diversity. Each chapter provides a thorough overview of current research trends and findings, followed by detailed recommendations for future research, suggesting how the approaches can be cited, applied and improved. Youth in Superdiverse Societies is valuable reading for students studying adolescent acculturation and development in psychology, sociology, education, anthropology, linguistics and political science. It will also be of interest to scholars and researchers in social and developmental psychology, and related disciplines, as well as professionals in the field of migration.

Sameness in Diversity

Sameness in Diversity
  • Author : Laresh Jayasanker
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2020-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780520343962

Sameness in Diversity Book Review:

Americans of the 1960s would have trouble navigating the grocery aisles and restaurant menus of today. Once-exotic ingredients—like mangoes, hot sauces, kale, kimchi, and coconut milk—have become standard in the contemporary American diet. Laresh Jayasanker explains how food choices have expanded since the 1960s: immigrants have created demand for produce and other foods from their homelands; grocers and food processors have sought to market new foods; and transportation improvements have enabled food companies to bring those foods from afar. Yet, even as choices within stores have exploded, supermarket chains have consolidated. Throughout the food industry, fewer companies manage production and distribution, controlling what American consumers can access. Mining a wealth of menus, cookbooks, trade publications, interviews, and company records, Jayasanker explores Americans’ changing eating habits to shed light on the impact of immigration and globalization on American culture.

Globalization, Employment and the Workplace

Globalization, Employment and the Workplace
  • Author : Yaw A. Debrah,Ian G. Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2003-12-08
  • ISBN : 9781134527977

Globalization, Employment and the Workplace Book Review:

The globalization of business is a relatively new process. Although its influence on work, employment, the labour process and the management process has become increasingly significant, little is known about these developments. In order to redress this imbalance, this book provides evidence of the nature and degree of significance that globalization holds for nation states, cultures, trade unions, employees and business management. Underlying the various contributions is a focus upon the varied and complex nature of internationalism in the business world.

Globalization and Diversity

Globalization and Diversity
  • Author : Lester Rowntree,Martin Lewis,William Wyckoff,Marie Price
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 495
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 0321821467

Globalization and Diversity Book Review:

This exciting contemporary approach to World Regional Geography introduces the latest ideas, concepts, and theories in geography while also developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of world regions. It helps professors convey a strong sense of place and an understanding of the connections within and between world regions. Globalization and Diversity is a briefer version of the popular Diversity Amid Globalization by the same authors; this distillation focuses on the core materials that students need in a World Regional Geography course. The Fourth Edition features a new and unique focus on sustainability.

Globalization and Diversity

Globalization and Diversity
  • Author : Lester Rowntree,Martin Lewis,Marie Price,William Wyckoff
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2013-04-08
  • ISBN : 9780321861375

Globalization and Diversity Book Review:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This contemporary approach to World Regional Geography introduces the latest ideas, concepts, and theories in geography while also developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of world regions. It helps professors convey a strong sense of place and an understanding of the connections within and between world regions. Globalization and Diversity is a briefer version of the popular Diversity Amid Globalization by the same authors; this distillation focuses on the core materials that students need in a World Regional Geography course. The Fourth Edition features a new and unique focus on sustainability.

Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction
  • Author : Tyler Cowen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2009-01-10
  • ISBN : 9781400825189

Creative Destruction Book Review:

A Frenchman rents a Hollywood movie. A Thai schoolgirl mimics Madonna. Saddam Hussein chooses Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as the theme song for his fifty-fourth birthday. It is a commonplace that globalization is subverting local culture. But is it helping as much as it hurts? In this strikingly original treatment of a fiercely debated issue, Tyler Cowen makes a bold new case for a more sympathetic understanding of cross-cultural trade. Creative Destruction brings not stale suppositions but an economist's eye to bear on an age-old question: Are market exchange and aesthetic quality friends or foes? On the whole, argues Cowen in clear and vigorous prose, they are friends. Cultural "destruction" breeds not artistic demise but diversity. Through an array of colorful examples from the areas where globalization's critics have been most vocal, Cowen asks what happens when cultures collide through trade, whether technology destroys native arts, why (and whether) Hollywood movies rule the world, whether "globalized" culture is dumbing down societies everywhere, and if national cultures matter at all. Scrutinizing such manifestations of "indigenous" culture as the steel band ensembles of Trinidad, Indian handweaving, and music from Zaire, Cowen finds that they are more vibrant than ever--thanks largely to cross-cultural trade. For all the pressures that market forces exert on individual cultures, diversity typically increases within society, even when cultures become more like each other. Trade enhances the range of individual choice, yielding forms of expression within cultures that flower as never before. While some see cultural decline as a half-empty glass, Cowen sees it as a glass half-full with the stirrings of cultural brilliance. Not all readers will agree, but all will want a say in the debate this exceptional book will stir.

Transitions from School to Work

Transitions from School to Work
  • Author : Ingrid Schoon,Rainer K. Silbereisen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2009-08-24
  • ISBN : 9780521490689

Transitions from School to Work Book Review:

This volume makes an important contribution to the growing literature on the transition from school to work. It provides a unique perspective on the global changes that have transformed school-to-work transitions since the 1970s; offers an integrative conceptual framework for analysis; and promotes a comparative, cross-national understanding of school-to-work transitions in a changing social context. The articles assembled in this volume compare and assess variations in school-to-work transitions across Europe and North America, providing empirical evidence on how young people negotiate the different options and opportunities available and assessing the costs and returns associated with different transition strategies. Unlike many other volumes on this subject - which are pitched at either the macro or micro level - this volume attempts to integrate both perspectives, capturing the complexity of this critical life course transition. Furthermore, the authors address policies aimed at improving the capacity of individuals to make effective transitions and at enabling societies to better coordinate educational and occupational institutions.

From Here to Diversity

From Here to Diversity
  • Author : Clara Sarmento
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Pub
  • Pages : 365
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : NWU:35556040784829

From Here to Diversity Book Review:

Contemporary intercultural travel is a global journey, a circumnavigation at the speed of light that underwrites all the comings and goings, the departures and arrivals, the transmissions and receptions that are implicit in this title.

Counterworks

Counterworks
  • Author : Richard Fardon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2003-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781134840809

Counterworks Book Review:

Globalization is often described as the spread of western culture to other parts of the world. How accurate is the depiction of 'cultural flow'? In Counterworks, ten anthropologists examine the ways in which global processes have affected particular localities where they have carried out research. They challenge the validity of anthropological concepts of culture in the light of the pervasive connections which exist between local and global factors everywhere. Rather than assuming that the world is culturally diverse, this book proposes that culture is itself a representation of the similarities and difference recognized between forms of social life. The authors address issues of globalization in terms of diverse histories and traditions of knowledge, which may include the construction of difference as cultural. In its attention to specific local situations, such as Bali, Cuba, Bolivia, Greece, Kenya, and the Maoris in New Zealand, Counterworks argues that the apparent oppositoin between strong westernizing, global forces and weak concept of culture, which supposes cultures to be integrated and possessed of essential properties, needs rethinking in a contemporary world where a marked sense of culture has become a wide-spread property of people's social knowledge. The book will have wide appeal to anthropologists, to students of comparative studies in history, religion and language, and to anyone interested in the phenomenon of postmodernism.

Globalisation, Education and Culture Shock

Globalisation, Education and Culture Shock
  • Author : Stan Gunn
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781351933209

Globalisation, Education and Culture Shock Book Review:

How has globalisation affected educational thought and practice? This volume presents a fascinating exploration of the impact of globalisation on education. The authors consider the changes - sometimes subtle, sometimes revolutionary - that arise when ideas, practices and experiences are discussed and analysed by people of contrasting cultural backgrounds. Through a series of case studies, they examine the dilemmas and contradictions, as well as the new ideas and opportunities, that globalisation offers to individuals, to states and to intellectual cultures. Key areas of discussion include: [ The effects of globalisation on individuals [ The contradictions embedded in the process of globalisation - especially in the economic sphere [ The impact on education of globalising ideas, thoughts and values [ The relationship between globalisation and culture.

Many Globalizations

Many Globalizations
  • Author : Peter L. Berger,Samuel P. Huntington
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2002-06-06
  • ISBN : 9780198034537

Many Globalizations Book Review:

Much discussed but poorly understood, globalization is at once praised as the answer to all the world's problems and blamed for everything from pollution to poverty. Here Berger and Huntington bring together an array of experts who paint a subtle and richly shaded portrait, showing both the power and the unexpected consequences of this great force. The stereotypes of globalization--characterized as American imperialism on the one hand, and as an economic panacea on the other--fall apart under close scrutiny. Surveying globalization from individual countries of the five major continents, Many Globalizations shows that an emerging global culture does indeed exist. While globalization is American in origin and content, the authors point out that it is far from a centrally directed force like classic imperialism. They examine the currents that carry this culture, from a worldwide class of young professionals to non-governmental organizations, and define globalization's many variations as well as sub-globalizations that bind regions together. Analytical, incisive and stimulating, Many Globalizations offers rare insight into perhaps the central issue of modern times, one that is changing the West as much as the developing world. "Provocative.... Taken together, the trenchant, well-written essays included in this collection provide indisputable evidence that an identifiable global culture is indeed emerging."--World Policy Journal "Analytical and penetrating, belongs...on the desks of anyone with an abiding interest in the forces shaping the world."--Publishers Weekly

Diversity in Multinational Corporations

Diversity in Multinational Corporations
  • Author : Roxana Maiorescu,Brenda Wrigley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 182
  • Relase : 2016-10-26
  • ISBN : 9781317282570

Diversity in Multinational Corporations Book Review:

Globalization, information and communication technologies, and the millennials who have entered the workforce, compelled corporations to change their resistant and defensive approaches to diversity and to proactively address differences. Companies determined that embracing diversity positively impacts their bottom line, as a result of the variety of perspectives and skills that derive from fostering a diverse workforce. To date, the majority of the studies in the business and communication fields shed light on diversity engagement in the US and leave room for the further exploration of how diversity is construed and approached in international milieus. There is a paucity of recent studies on diversity engagement in the US and the topic requires current investigation of the newest corporate engagement in diversity. Diversity in Multinational Corporations aims to address the two gaps in the literature. For this purpose, the book analyzes the diversity approaches of twenty-eight US companies from ten industries to develop a theoretical framework whose practical application enables companies to make significant contributions to the environments in which they operate. The framework addresses the present challenges that American corporations face in their diversity engagement, namely low employee engagement and "diversity fatigue," and proposes the implementation of a new social responsibility approach, whose aim is to address inequality at a global scale by adaption to the local environment and less focus on immediate business benefits. Finally, because the book discusses diversity engagement in global business environments, its results can be applied by international companies that operate at a global scale.

Globalization and Culture at Work

Globalization and Culture at Work
  • Author : Stuart C. Carr
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2006-01-16
  • ISBN : 9781402079436

Globalization and Culture at Work Book Review:

Behaviour at work can no longer be stereotyped as global or local – modern or traditional – with very little in-between. Instead work behaviour is a complex interplay between Global and Local values. It takes place in a Glocality. Thus individual achievement co-exists with group aspirations, pay diversity takes place in a social context, teamwork reflects cultural narrative, and labour mobility is bound by community bias. Globalization and Culture at Work: Exploring their Combined Glocality breaks new ground by exploring such glocalities, and the implications they create for managing human potential better. The volume is essential reading for researchers, managers, culturalists and consultants of work behaviour alike.