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Globalization and Belonging

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December 2004 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Globalization and Belonging's headline message - that place matters, that locality remains vital to people, is arresting' - Frank Webster, Professor of Sociology, City University, London

Drawing on long-term empirical research into cultural practices, lifestyles and identities, Globalization and Belonging explores how far-reaching global changes are articulated locally.

The authors address key sociological issues of stratification as analysis alongside 'cultural' issues of identity, difference, choice and lifestyle. Their original argument:

" Shows how globalisation theory conceives of the 'local'

" Reveals that people have a sense of elective belonging based on where they choose to put down roots

" Suggests that the feel of a place is much more strongly influenced by the values and lifestyles of those migrating to it

" reinvigorates debates in urban and community studies by recovering the 'local' as an intrinsic aspect of globalisation

Theoretically rigorous, the book is brought to life with direct quotations from the authors' research, and appeals to students in urban sociology, urban geography, media studies and cultural studies.


 
Global Change and Local Belonging
 
The Limits of Local Attachment
 
Parenting, Education and Elective Belonging
 
Suburbia and the Aura of Place
 
The Ambivalence of Urban Identity
'Manchester, So Much to Answer For'

 
 
Work Cultures and Social Ties
 
Mediascapes in the Mediation of the Local and the Global
 
Cosmopolitanism, Diaspora and Global Reflexivity

This book.is essential to understand locality facing globalization. .. very important to know such khnowledg before designing processes

Dr Indjy Mohamed shawket
Urban Studies , Modern academy for engineering and technology
July 12, 2016

The empirical examples provide very good materials for students to build links with the debates between globalization and migration with lifestyles and cultural practices.

Dr Sin Yi Cheung
Institute of Applied Social Studies, Birmingham University
October 26, 2010

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