Section Information for Spring 2017
While globalization most simply means becoming more like a globe, the deep integration of societies, economies, polities, and cultures has fundamentally changed social life. Sociologists have sought to study the transnational institutions and communities that have emerged. In this course, we will read the major sociological works in globalization studies, as well as significant works by other social scientists.
Addresses the social, political, cultural, and economic process of globalization. Explores the limits on globalization during the precapitalist era, the relation between empire and the internal structure of imperialist societies, theoretical debates over the contemporary world system, the relation between cities and globalization, and the link between globalization and social inequality within both developed and developing societies.