Research Handbook on the Sociology of Globalization


Research Handbook on the Sociology of Globalization

9781839101564 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Christian Karner, Professor of Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln, UK and Dirk Hofäcker, Professor of Quantitative Research Methods, Institute for Social Work and Social Policy, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 83910 156 4 Extent: 384 pp
This Research Handbook takes stock of the state of the art in sociological research on globalization and the contributors outline future trajectories for this, one of the most pressing and challenging sociological themes of our time.

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Talk about globalization is all around us. It is far rarer that suitable definitions of what globalization is, and accounts of the many ways in which global connections and interdependencies affect and shape us, are provided. This is precisely what this Research Handbook offers: sociological conceptualizations of what globalization entails; interdisciplinary approaches to its many dimensions; critical analyses of today’s complex interplays of the global, the local and the political; up-to-date empirical accounts of the effects of globalization on life courses in contemporary societies and cutting-edge discussions of the historical, methodological and ethical questions our global interconnections present for the social sciences. This Research Handbook takes stock of the state of the art in sociological research on globalization and the contributors outline future trajectories for this, one of the most pressing and challenging sociological themes of our time.
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‘This Research Handbook dynamically energizes the discipline of sociology while enriching our understanding of the global. The volume opens up discussion of globalization as a study of structured relationships, interactions and interdependencies between people, from the everyday life of individuals to the macro level. Highly recommended to anyone interested in this global reality in which we all somehow live.’
– Bjørn Thomassen, Professor in Social Science, Roskilde University, Denmark
Contributors: Thomas Biegert, Gwendolin Josephine Blossfeld, Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Esther Bott, Ugo Dessì, Esuna Dugarova, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Michael Gebel, Zsuzsa Gille, Moritz Heß, Dirk Hofäcker, Christian Karner, Robert Kissack, Kristian Kloeckl, Caroline Knowles, Stefanie König, Jean-Christophe Le Coze, Matthew Leavesley, Zinovia Lialiouti, José Julián López, Dawn Lyon, Giovanni Marmont, Luke Martell, Craig Martin, Frédéric Moulène, Marcin Napiórkowski, Sam Okyere, Magali Peyrefitte, David Pick, Joshua Skoczylis, Sureyya Sonmez Efe, Gerald J. Steinacher, Inka Stock, Kadri Täht, Amal Treacher Kabesh, Marge Unt, Bernhard Weicht

The sociology of globalization 1
Christian Karner and Dirk Hofäcker

1 When did globalization start? 16
Zinovia Lialiouti
2 Methodological dilemmas or promises? The sociological imagination
and globalization 25
Magali Peyrefitte

3 Work and employment in a globalizing age 34
David Pick
4 Global commodity circuits 45
Craig Martin and Giovanni Marmont
5 Global networks and hybrid cities 60
Kristian Kloeckl
6 Global risks 72
Jean-Christophe Le Coze
7 Global waste 83
Zsuzsa Gille

8 Globalization and forced migration 97
Inka Stock
9 Global tourism 108
Esther Bott
10 Globalization as an extension of the triple movement: care workers’
struggles for emancipation 117
Bernhard Weicht
11 Human rights as ends or means of a global moral horizon 127
José Julián López
12 Memory for the global age 142
Marcin Napiórkowski
13 The globalization of religion as a multilayered phenomenon 151
Ugo Dessì
14 The gendered dynamics of migration deterrence and anti-trafficking
interventions: the case of Nigerian sex workers in Kumasi, Ghana 164
Sam Okyere
15 Glocalized subjectivities: Egyptian female identities 174
Amal Treacher Kabesh
16 The American guitar in the global market: worldwide flows of people,
commodities and symbols 186
Frédéric Moulène

17 Globalization: opportunity or threat to the European Union? 196
Robert Kissack
18 Cosmopolitans versus communitarians? Or something altogether more
nuanced? 206
Christian Karner
19 Alternative globalization 217
Luke Martell
20 The rise of racism and antisemitism in the age of globalization 225
Gerald J. Steinacher
21 The globalization of extremism: An odd paradox 238
Joshua Skoczylis and Matthew Leavesley
22 From multiculturalism to superdiversity and (in)hospitality? Shifting
policy responses to global migratory flows in the UK 248
Sureyya Sonmez Efe

23 Globalization, uncertainty and changing life courses in modern societies 263
Hans-Peter Blossfeld and Gwendolin Josephine Blossfeld
24 Does a higher minimum salary protect youth from in-work poverty?
Cross-national evidence from the EU 274
Kadri Täht, Marge Unt and Thomas Biegert
25 Globalization and the transition from education to employment in the
MENA region 287
Michael Gebel
26 Reimagining globalization through a gender lens 297
Esuna Dugarova
27 Pension governance in a globalizing world 307
Bernhard Ebbinghaus
28 Globalization and the transition from work to retirement 318
Dirk Hofäcker, Stefanie König and Moritz Heß

29 Global – and local – commodity circuits 328
Dawn Lyon
30 Travelling methods 338
Caroline Knowles
Epilogue 347
Christian Karner and Dirk Hofäcker

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