Publisher description for The Blackwell companion to globalization / edited by George Ritzer.

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This Companion features original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations.

Introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies

Explores the major areas of impact, including the environment, cities, outsourcing, consumerism, global media, politics, religion, and public health

Addresses the foremost concerns of global inequality, corruption, international terrorism, war, and the future of globalization

Wide-ranging and comprehensive, an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines

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