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Roland Robertson & Kathleen E. White

In: The SAGE Handbook of Sociology

Chapter 21: Globalization: Sociology and Cross-Disciplinarity

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Globalization: Sociology and Cross-Disciplinarity
Globalization: Sociology and cross-disciplinarity

[W]e are going through [a] major intellectual sea change, a shift in perspective. Somehow, the world appears to have changed: people everywhere seem to accept the once preposterous notion that local events can only be understood through a global lens and to view social processes primarily as local manifestations of global patterns. Internationally, human character and social relations appear to be going through a dramatic upheaval – judging by a sudden and overwhelming concern with the way local lives are shaped by global flows, as politicians, business leaders, and academics assume that globalization is a primary dynamic in all our lives. (Seidman, 2000: 339)

Introduction: Cross-Disciplinarity

Since the early 1980s the theme of globalization has had an increasingly significant presence ...

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