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By Warwick E. Murray

This informative text offers a geographical perspective on globalization. It provides a full of life exploration of its spatial impacts and the distinct contribution of human geography to stories and debates during this field. Fully up to date and interesting, this paintings: significantly appraises the idea that and approaches of globalization from a geographical standpoint  debates the old evolution of globalized society  illustrates how the middle ideas of human geography - reminiscent of house and scale - result in a greater knowing of the phenomenon  analyzes the interconnected monetary, political and cultural geographies of globalization  examines the influence of world variations ‘on the floor’ utilizing examples from six continents  discusses the demanding situations for the surroundings and the 3rd international created by way of globalizing strategies  articulates a human geographical framework for innovative globalization. all through, boxed sections spotlight and obviously clarify 'key strategies' and show off vintage and cutting edge paintings. hugely illustrated with figures, pictures and maps, this ebook additionally contains bankruptcy summaries and annotated additional examining. It will be essential for human geography, sociology, political technological know-how and improvement stories undergraduates and postgraduates learning the phenomenon on either committed and associated classes.

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This has caused a surge of innovation, The rise of globalization • 27 as new technologies have developed to link places on the internet with places in the real world – stitching together the supposedly separate virtual and physical worlds. This argument is echoed in the groundbreaking work of geographers such as Kitchin and Dodge (2002) in their article ‘The emerging geographies of cyberspace’, which argues that cyberspace exhibits uneven and real geographies where ‘online interactions are not divorced from those offline, but rather are contexted by them’ (p.

Anti-globalization – what is all the fuss about? Every reader will be aware that globalization has been a site of enormous struggle over recent years. Images of ‘anti-globalization’ protests have been flashed across our television screens, beginning with Seattle in 1999. Predictably, mainstream media have often portrayed such protests as violent and anarchistic. 1). Although this is complex, diverse and incoherent in many respects (see Chapter 5), there can be no doubt that the movement has fulfilled a major purpose in bringing the issue of globalization and its perceived regressive impacts to the attention of the global public.

In particular it is claimed: Actually, geography is far from dead. Although it is often helpful to think of the internet as a parallel universe, or an omnipresent cloud, its users live in the real world where limitations of geography still apply. And these limitations extend online. Finding information relevant to a particular place, or the location associated with a specific piece of information is not always easy. This has caused a surge of innovation, The rise of globalization • 27 as new technologies have developed to link places on the internet with places in the real world – stitching together the supposedly separate virtual and physical worlds.

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