The Impact of Globalization on the United States, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313083193
  • ISBN-13: 9780313083198
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Over the past decade, a virtual cottage industry has arisen to produce books and articles describing the nature, origins, and impact of globalization. Largely and surprisingly absent from this literature, however, has been extensive discussion of how globalization is affecting the United States itself. Indeed, it is rarely even acknowledged that while the United States may be providing a crucial impetus to globalization, the process of globalization -- once set in motion -- has become a force unto itself. Thus globalization has its own logic and demands that are having a profound impact within the United States, often in ways that are unanticipated.

This set offers the first in-depth, systematic effort at assessing the United States not as a globalizing force but as a nation being transformed by globalization. Among the topics studied are globalization in the form of intensified international linkages; globalization as a universalizing and/or Westernizing force; globalization in the form of liberalized flows of trade, capital, and labor; and globalization as a force for the creation of transnational and superterritorial entities and allegiances. These volumes examine how each of these facets of globalization affects American government, law, business, economy, society, and culture.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction Globalization's Impact on American Culture and Society: An Overview.
1: Fragmentation and Transformation of American Society.
2: Capitalism's Churn and Cultural Conflict: How Globalization Has Fractured American Society and Why It Will Be Difficult to Put the Pieces Back Together.
3: Transnational Migrant Networks, Citizenship Rights, and the Future of the Nation-State: The Case of Latin American Migration to the United States.
4: From Mother Africa to Blacks with Accents: Diaspora and African American Studies in the United States.
5: Racial Politics and Racial Theory in the Twenty-First-Century United States.
6: Globalization and Fears.
7: Globalization, Race, and the Politics of Fear in the United States.
8: Un-American Gothic: The Fear of Globalization in Popular Culture.
9: Cultural Globalization and American Culture: The Availability of Foreign Cultural Goods in the United States.
10: Globalization as a Source of Creativity and Innovation in Civil Society.
11: Art on the Borderline.
12: “True Things That Bind Us”: Globalization, U.S. Language Pluralism, and Gay Men's English.
13: The Globalization of U.S. Sports: From the Pros to the Playgrounds.
14: Retaining Faith in the Land of the Free.
Index Volume 1.
About the Editor and Contributors.