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Age of Globalization [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

John M. Hoberman
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Book Description

Globalization is a fascinating spectacle that can be understood as global systems of competition and connectivity. These man-made systems provide transport, communication, governance, and entertainment on a global scale. International crime networks are also outgrowths of the same systems. In this course, you will learn how to identify and analyze global systems and better understand how they are changing societies around the world.



Product Details

  • File Size: 99281 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Publisher: UTAustinX, The University of Texas at Austin (January 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HQ50T8K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,776 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It not only describes the causes of Globalization but the dangerous and negative effects .
It reminds me of the First Industrial Revolution when everybody was so positive ley surprised at the beginning. Latee on mankind learnt how detrimental it was for so many explotes people.
It is a most original book filled with hard data which I, as International Business Professor had not found before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The global textbook about globalization January 29, 2014
This book about globalization is itself a product of globalization. It is the result of a MOOC, a "Massive Open Online Course", a development that is revolutionizing the delivery of lectures at the University of Texas and elsewhere. 36,000 students from around the world initially registered for this course - many from the United States, but a majority from the so-called developing countries such as India, Brazil and Pakistan. This fact alone makes it worthwhile to download the book: How does one transmit to "the world" shared knowledge that both divides and unites it?
John Hoberman, who teaches in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, is an internationally recognized professor and author who has published widely on performance-enhancing drugs, the sports world, and racial issues. These themes among others inform his history of globalization. In clearly presented and richly illustrated chapters, he presents a history of globalization that digs deep into the social and economic conditions that underlie these global developments. Railroads and container ships have revolutionized the transportation sector, Hollywood has provided the images, today the Internet delivers the information, the idea of the nation-state and human rights have achieved global status, while crime and grossly unequal working conditions constitute parts of the dark side of globalization.
You don't have to be an American to appreciate the enormous significance of sport and popular culture for the globalization process - not just for small countries, as the author emphasizes, but for all of us. Here the author is at the top of his form as one of the world's leading critics of the IOC, FIFA, and the doping culture.
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3.0 out of 5 stars more data analysises needed. September 15, 2014
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gonna be good if it includes some data analysis & visualization. Right now it is just narrative.
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