[URBANTH-L]More compiled Globalization stuff

susan mazur susanmazur at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 7 09:53:12 EST 2008

Seems to be a hot topic for a lot of us right now!
More people replied, so here is the updated version of the list. Also, I went to the library yesterday and found these to be very interesting and readable (i.e. I will probably assign a chapter from each):
Jody Heymann, Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy – probably chapter one, “Who cares for preschool children?” (I am concurrently designing a cross-cultural child rearing course and updating my Community Design and Social Change course, so some overlap is a dire necessity. I’ll take suggestions on the Child rearing course as well).
The Global Activist’s Manual: Local Ways to change the world edited by Mike Prokosch and Laura Raymond, intro by Naomi Klein (I like to give my students real options for action)
Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph Steiglitz (probably assign last chapter, “The Way Forward”)
and World on Fire: How exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability by Amy Chua (chapter “The “Ibo of Cameroon”: Market Dominant Minorities in Africa”, looks interesting). 
Big Fave (Mentioned by several folks):
Jonathan Xavier Inda and Renato Rosaldo's The Anthropology of Globalization
Silver Star (couple of mentions):
Marc Edelman and Angelique Haugerud The Anthropology of Development and Globalization 
(grad level).
Honorable Mention (one apiece):
George Spindler and Janice Stockard's Culture Change and Globalization (which I am already using as my textbook). 
James C. Scott's Domination and the Arts of Resistance(1990)
Globalization and Culture: Global Melange by Jan Nederveen Pieterse
The Globalization Reader Third Edition Edited by: Frank Lechner (Emory University) and John Boli (Emory University)
*This looks really good to me. 
Linda Whiteford and Scott Whiteford (eds). 2005. Globalization, Water and Health: Resource Management in Times of Scarcity. School for Advanced Research (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Scott Sernaus Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability
David Maybury-Lewis Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic  Groups, and the State
Jeffry Sachs The End of Poverty
A Culture of Corruption: Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria
M. Steger A very short intro to globalization
Capitalizing on Catastrophe: Neoliberal Strategies in Disaster Reconstruction Alta Mira Press, Globalization and the Environment Series Edited by Nandini Gunewardena & Mark Schuller, Foreward by Alex de Waal, February 2008
Alan Smart's List (That looks quite fun if fun is the word I am looking for)
Readings in Urban Theory, 2nd ed., Susan Fainstein and Scott Campbell, eds. offers a broad spectrum of abridged versions of useful classics.
Friedman, T.L. 2002. The Lexus and the Olive Tree. New York: Anchor Books. Pp xi-xxi and 28-39
Harvey, David. 2002. Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Pp 121-127.
Smith, Michael Peter. 2001. Transnational urbanism. New York: Blackwell. Pp 23-29.
Hannerz, Ulf. 1987. The World is Creolisation. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 57 (4):546-559.
Appadurai, Arjun. 2002. Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy. In The Anthropology of Globalization: A Reader, edited by J. X. Inda and R. Rosaldo. New York: Blackwell. Pp 46-65.
Wolf, Eric. 1982. Europe and People without History. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp 1-35.
Leach, Edmund. 1964. Political Systems of Highland Burma. London: Athlone Press.
Pp 4-11.
Frank, Andre Gunder. 1998. ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp 1-9 and 321-329.
Mintz, Sidney W. 1998. The Localization of Anthropological Practice: from area studies to transnationalism. Critique of Anthropology 18 (2):117-33.
Watson, James L. 2000. China's Big Mac Attack. Foreign Affairs 79 (3):120-134.
Huntington, Samuel P. 1993. The Clash of Civilizations? Foreign Affairs 72 (3):22-49.
Trocki, Carl A.  1999. Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy: A study of the Asian Opium Trade 1750-1950, Asia's Transformation Series. New York: Routledge. Pp 166-173.
Prahalad, C.K. and Allen Hammond. 2002. Serving the World's Poor, Profitably. Harvard Business Review, 4-11.
Mintz, Sidney W. 1985. Sweetness and Power. New York: Penguin Books. Pp xv-xxviii and 44-61.
Ferguson, James. 2002. Global Disconnect: Abjection and the Aftermath of Modernism. In The Anthropology of Globalization: A Reader, edited by J. X. Inda and R. Rosaldo. New York: Blackwell. Pp 136-149.
Collins, Jane L. 2000. Tracing Social Relations in Commodity Chains: The Case of Grapes in Brazil. In Commodities and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives, edited by A. Haugerud, Stone, M. P. and P. D. Little. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Pp 97-109
Milgram, B. Lynne. 2004. Refashioning Commodities: Women and the Sourcing of Secondhand Clothing in the Philippines. Anthropologica 46:189-202.
Robbins, Richard H. 2002. Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Pp 32-47.
Smart, Alan and James Lee. 2003. Housing and Regulation Theory: Domestic Demand and Global Financialization. In Housing and Social Change, edited by R. Forrest and L. J. London: Routledge. Pp 87-104.
Boo, Katherine. 2004. The Best Job in Town: The Americanization of Chennai. The New Yorker, July 5 2004, 56-62. 
Rothstein, Frances Abrahamer. 2005. Flexibility for Whom?: Small-Scale Garment Manufacturing in Rural Mexico. In Petty Capitalists and Globalization, edited by A. Smart and Smart. J. New York: State University of New York Press. Pp 67-79.
Glick Schiller, Nina, Linda Basch, and Cristina Szanton-Blanc. 1992. Transnationalism: a new analytical framework for understanding migration. In Towards a transnational perspective on migration, edited by N. G. Schiller, L. Basch and C. Szanton-Blanc. New York: New York Academy of Sciences. Pp 1-24.
Bredin, Marian. 1996. Transforming Images: Communication Technologies and Cultural Identity of Nishnawbe-Aski. In Cross-Cultural Consumption: Global Markets, Local Realities, edited by D. Howes. New York: Routledge. Pp 161-177.
Green, Sarah, Penny Harvey, and Hannah Knox. 2005. Scales of Place and Networks: An Ethnography of the Imperative to Connect through Information and Communications Technologies. Current Anthropology 46 (5):805-817.
Merry, Sally Engle, and Rachel E. Stern. 2005. The Female Inheritance Movement in Hong Kong: Theorizing the Local/Global Interface. Current Anthropology 46 (3):387-402.
Lee, Kelley. 2003. An Introduction to Global Health. In Globalization and Health: An Introduction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp 12-27.
Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: The Penguin Press. Pp 239-261.Thanks to all who took the time to respond. And thanks to those of you who sent me your own papers and articles, I will print them out and look them over.
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