"Bryan Turner is one of today’s most creative social scientists and it is a treat for the reader that he now has turned his attention also to globalization. The topics that are discussed in this work are all extremely well chosen and cover everything from economics, internet and politics to the climate, Human Rights and the spread of infectious diseases. The Handbook of Globalization Studies is a must for everybody who wants to better understand the contemporary world as well as for every library that wants to serve and educate its visitors." - Professor Richard Swedberg, Cornell University, USA
"This volume provides a valuable overview of contemporary discussions of globalization and what exactly the term means. Bryan Turner's introduction surveys the relevant debates with breadth and sobriety, calling into question some of the reigning shibboleths about this much-discussed but little-understood buzzword of our times. The volume will be useful to the specialist and the student alike." - Professor John Torpey, City University of New York Graduate Center, USA
"The Handbook of Globalization Studies makes a significant contribution to the widely discussed theme of globalization. Bryan Turner has skilfully brought together a variety of scholars from a broad range of social science disciplines, and the reader will be impressed by the rich and insightful arguments that emerge from this diverse range of perspectives." - Professor Mohamed Cherkaoui, CNRS and University of Paris Sorbonne
"It is a timely, well puttogether compendium with an index incorporating key words and authors." - Linda Low, Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi Government and University of United Arab Emirates.
About the Author
Bryan S. Turner was Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge (1998–2005) and at the National University of Singapore (2005–09). He is currently the Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College USA and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, University of Western Sydney, Australia. He has published The New Medical Sociology (2004) and The Body & Society (2008).