The Psychology of Globalization

The Psychology of Globalization
Author: Gerhard Reese,Amir Rosenmann,James E. Cameron
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN 10: 0128121092
ISBN 13: 9780128121092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Globalization Book Review:

The Psychology of Globalization: Identity, Ideology, and Action underpins the necessity to focus on the psychological dimensions of globalization. Overviewing the theory and empirical research as it relates to globalization and psychology, the book focuses on two key domains: social identity and collective action, and political ideology and attitudes. These provide frameworks for addressing four specific topics: (a) environmental challenges, (b) consumer culture, (c) international security, and (d) transnational migration and intra-national cultural diversification. Arguing that individual social representation and behavior are altered by globalizing processes while they simultaneously contribute to these processes, the authors explore economic, political and cultural dimensions. Discusses how globalization affects our social identity and relations to people from other cultures Examines how individuals and groups influence processes of globalization through consumer choice Investigates how people deal with global challenges, such as climate change, mass migration and security issues Discusses terrorism in globalized culture Covers the environmental crises and our responses to them

Cultural DNA

Cultural DNA
Author: Gurnek Bains
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 1118928938
ISBN 13: 9781118928936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural DNA Book Review:

Develop deeper cultural intelligence to thrive in a globalized world. Cultural DNA is a thought provoking book for successful engagement with cultures around the world. Written by Gurnek Bains, founder and chairman of a global business psychology consultancy, this book guides leaders through the essential soft skills required to get under the skin and engage an increasingly connected world. Presenting ground breaking original research and the latest evidence from neuroscience, behavioral genetics, and psychology, the deepest instincts of eight key global cultures are dissected. Readers will understand the psychological themes at play in regions such as the U.S., Latin America, Europe, China, India, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. Additionally, an extensive database of 30,000 leaders provides insights to inform the reader. The book addresses questions such as: What are the challenges for leaders from different regions as they move into onto the global stage? Why are Americans so positive? Why is China a world leader in manufacturing and India in IT? Why do overseas firms struggle in the U.S. market place? What are the emotional forces driving current events in the Middle East? Each culture has attributes that developed over thousands of years to address unique environmental challenges. This DNA drumbeat from the past reverberates through each society affecting everything. As globalization marches on we can also learn important lessons from the world’s distinct societies. Globalization demands that cultures learn to work within each other's needs and expectations, and the right mix of people skills, business acumen, and cultural awareness is key. Business and Political leaders will understand how each regions’ cultural DNA influences: Its economic and political institutions. People’s underlying consumer psychology. The soft skills needed to lead in that environment. How to best release people’s potential. The issues that need to be managed to anticipate and solve problems before they arise Every now and again a new book comes along, that is a must read: Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point or a Seth Godin’s Tribes. Cultural DNA by Gurnek Bains, by virtue of its depth, originality and ambition, is that very book for all global leaders.

Decolonizing Psychology

Decolonizing Psychology
Author: Sunil Bhatia
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0199964726
ISBN 13: 9780199964727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decolonizing Psychology Book Review:

In recent years, the news media has directed a significant amount of attention to the effect of globalization on the second most populous nation in the world: India. With the emergence of new economic opportunities and the influx of foreign popular culture and commodities, India has experienced an enormous sea of change in the last few decades. In Decolonizing Psychology: Globalization, Social Justice, and Indian Youth Identities, author Sunil Bhatia focuses on the psychological tensions that these changes have brought upon Indian youth today. Drawing on dozens of interviews, Bhatia offers readers a compelling glimpse and analysis of how these youth populations are engaging with the emerging presence of globalization in their day-to-day lives. As Bhatia explains, young Indians use the term 'world class selves' as a way to identify and describe the ways in which globalization has strengthened their standing in the world. By frequenting urban cafes and bars, watching American television and cinema, traveling abroad, and regularly consuming foreign commodities, Indian youth absorb the westernized culture and view themselves as peers to their western counterparts. At the same time, however, these young Indians proudly hold onto their homeland's traditions governing family and religious values. With remarkable clarity and nuance, Bhatia sheds an important light on the universalizing power and the colonizing dimensions of Euro-American psychology. By integrating insights from postcolonial, narrative, and cultural psychologies to explore how Euro-American scientific psychology became the standard approach, Bhatia reminds readers of whose stories are not being told, what knowledge is not being considered, and whose lives are not included in the central understanding of psychology today.

The Political Psychology of Globalization

The Political Psychology of Globalization
Author: Catarina Kinnvall,Paul Nesbitt-Larking
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2011-07-29
ISBN 10: 0199747547
ISBN 13: 9780199747542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Psychology of Globalization Book Review:

In an increasingly globalized world, there are new economic, strategic, cultural, and political forces at work. The Political Psychology of Globalization: Muslims in the West explores how these shifts and shocks have influenced the way in which Muslim minorities in western countries form their identities as political actors. Catarina Kinnvall and Paul Nesbitt-Larking uncover three identity strategies adopted by Muslims in the West: retreatism, essentialism, and engagement. Six western countries - Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom - serve as places for exploration of the emergence of these Muslim political identities. These countries are discussed in light of their colonial histories, patterns of immigration, and citizenship regimes. Although retreatism, essentialism, and engagement occur in Muslim citizens of each of the six western nations discussed in this book, the countries that are best able to balance individual and community rights are most successful in promoting the politics of engagement. In contrast, regimes that focus on anti-terrorist legislation and discourses, and support majority political cultures that are exclusionary, also promote retreatism and essentialist identity strategies in both minority and majority communities. The authors discuss the importance of a climate of engagement that is based on recognition, dialogue, deep multiculturalism, a new global and "cosmopolitical" consciousness, and a sense of political identity that transcends national boundaries and regimes.

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity
Author: Verónica Benet-Martínez,Ying-yi Hong
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 543
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199796696
ISBN 13: 9780199796694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity Book Review:

Multiculturalism is a prevalent worldwide societal phenomenon. Aspects of our modern life, such as migration, economic globalization, multicultural policies, and cross-border travel and communication have made intercultural contacts inevitable. High numbers of multicultural individuals (23-43% of the population by some estimates) can be found in many nations where migration has been strong (e.g., Australia, U.S., Western Europe, Singapore) or where there is a history of colonization (e.g., Hong Kong). Many multicultural individuals are also ethnic and cultural minorities who are descendants of immigrants, majority individuals with extensive multicultural experiences, or people with culturally mixed families; all people for whom identification and/or involvement with multiple cultures is the norm. Despite the prevalence of multicultural identity and experiences, until the publication of this volume, there has not yet been a comprehensive review of scholarly research on the psychological underpinning of multiculturalism. The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity fills this void. It reviews cutting-edge empirical and theoretical work on the psychology of multicultural identities and experiences. As a whole, the volume addresses some important basic issues, such as measurement of multicultural identity, links between multilingualism and multiculturalism, the social psychology of multiculturalism and globalization, as well as applied issues such as multiculturalism in counseling, education, policy, marketing and organizational science, to mention a few. This handbook will be useful for students, researchers, and teachers in cultural, social, personality, developmental, acculturation, and ethnic psychology. It can also be used as a source book in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on identity and multiculturalism, and a reference for applied psychologists and researchers in the domains of education, management, and marketing.

A History of Psychology

A History of Psychology
Author: Robert B. Lawson,Jean E. Graham,Kristin M. Baker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 1317351436
ISBN 13: 9781317351436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Psychology Book Review:

This book presents the view of psychology as a global enterprise, the development of which is moderated by the dynamic tension between the move toward globalization and concomitant local forces. It describes the broader intellectual and social context within which psychology has developed.

Crazy Like Us

Crazy Like Us
Author: Ethan Watters
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-01-12
ISBN 10: 9781416587194
ISBN 13: 1416587195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Like Us Book Review:

It is well known that American culture is a dominant force at home and abroad; our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But is it possible America's most troubling impact on the globalizing world has yet to be accounted for? In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been our golden arches or our bomb craters but our bulldozing of the human psyche itself: We are in the process of homogenizing the way the world goes mad. America has been the world leader in generating new mental health treatments and modern theories of the human psyche. We export our psychopharmaceuticals packaged with the certainty that our biomedical knowledge will relieve the suffering and stigma of mental illness. We categorize disorders, thereby defining mental illness and health, and then parade these seemingly scientific certainties in front of the world. The blowback from these efforts is just now coming to light: It turns out that we have not only been changing the way the world talks about and treats mental illness -- we have been changing the mental illnesses themselves. For millennia, local beliefs in different cultures have shaped the experience of mental illness into endless varieties. Crazy Like Us documents how American interventions have discounted and worked to change those indigenous beliefs, often at a dizzying rate. Over the last decades, mental illnesses popularized in America have been spreading across the globe with the speed of contagious diseases. Watters travels from China to Tanzania to bring home the unsettling conclusion that the virus is us: As we introduce Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses, we are in fact spreading the diseases. In post-tsunami Sri Lanka, Watters reports on the Western trauma counselors who, in their rush to help, inadvertently trampled local expressions of grief, suffering, and healing. In Hong Kong, he retraces the last steps of the teenager whose death sparked an epidemic of the American version of anorexia nervosa. Watters reveals the truth about a multi-million-dollar campaign by one of the world's biggest drug companies to change the Japanese experience of depression -- literally marketing the disease along with the drug. But this book is not just about the damage we've caused in faraway places. Looking at our impact on the psyches of people in other cultures is a gut check, a way of forcing ourselves to take a fresh look at our own beliefs about mental health and healing. When we examine our assumptions from a farther shore, we begin to understand how our own culture constantly shapes and sometimes creates the mental illnesses of our time. By setting aside our role as the world's therapist, we may come to accept that we have as much to learn from other cultures' beliefs about the mind as we have to teach.

Work Stress and Coping in the Era of Globalization

Work Stress and Coping in the Era of Globalization
Author: Rabi S. Bhagat,James Segovis,Terry Nelson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1136584358
ISBN 13: 9781136584350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Stress and Coping in the Era of Globalization Book Review:

This book examines the phenomena of how individuals experience work stress and coping in both developed and developing countries in the world. Rabi Bhagat, known for his cross-cultural scholarship in this area, and his co authors, help us recognize the causes and consequences of work stress. They present a systematic, comprehensive review of this topic with plenty of practical insights and case studies examining work stress and coping in the era of globalization. Researchers, practitioners and students in the field of industrial organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and human resources management will find this book of interest.

Cultures of Globalization

Cultures of Globalization
Author: Kevin Archer,M. Martin Bosman,M. Mark Amen,Ella Schmidt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1317996631
ISBN 13: 9781317996637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultures of Globalization Book Review:

Much has been written about the economic and political implications of the contemporary process of globalization. Much less has been written about the specific cultural implications. Previously published as a special issue of Globalizations, this book seeks to add to our knowledge of the latter by bringing together researchers from different disciplines with the common goal of exploring the emerging cultural relations among groups and individuals in terms of coherence and hybridity, identity and allegiance, and cooperation and conflict. As the world’s peoples increasingly travel, work, trade, recreate, and otherwise communicate with each other, relative cultural isolation (and isolationism) is becoming less and less possible. What does this mean for cultural coherence, stability and identity across the planet? What have been the cultural implications of, and reactions to, this increasing global interdependence among peoples? From more global and theoretical perspectives to more empirical and case-specific approaches, the various authors attempt to come to terms with the ever evolving and complex cultural content of contemporary globalization.

Globalization and Religious Nationalism in India

Globalization and Religious Nationalism in India
Author: Catarina Kinnvall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-01-24
ISBN 10: 113413570X
ISBN 13: 9781134135707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization and Religious Nationalism in India Book Review:

Exploring the effects of globalization in India and the problem of identity formation, this book contributes to the theoretical and empirical debate on identity, globalization, religious nationalism and (in)security. The author puts forward a new approach based on political psychology, to interpret identity construction, which is seen as an individualized process where interactions of the global and the local are intimately implicated. Thereby, this book presents a psychological analysis of how increased insecurity affects individuals’ and groups’ attachments to religious nationalism in an era of globalization. Developing an interesting angle on a recognized issue of concern in the politics of South Asia, and much more broadly in the context of the contemporary world and developing global politics, this is a valuable addition to normative critical social theory and the debate on identity and culture in political science and international relations, appealing to an inter-disciplinary audience.

The Origins of Globalization

The Origins of Globalization
Author: Karl Moore,David Charles Lewis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 1135970084
ISBN 13: 9781135970086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Globalization Book Review:

Origins of Globalization draws widely on ancient sources and modern economic theory to detail the concept of “known world” globalization, arguing that a mixed economy--similar in many respects to our own--existed in a variety of forms throughout the ancient world. By analyzing the business practices of the ancient world--phenomena such as resource and market seeking behavior, international trade from China, India and Rome, to Africa and even northern and western parts of Europe, Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) operating internationally and outsourcing production, multicultural workforces, tariff reduced zones, interregional tax issues, and the management of currency risks--the authors provide readers with a unique historical interpretation of the contemporary globalizing economy and a durable theoretical framework for future historical economic analyses.

Global Culture

Global Culture
Author: Diana Crane,Nobuko Kawashima,Ken'ichi Kawasaki
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN 10: 1134955103
ISBN 13: 9781134955107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Culture Book Review:

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Translation and Globalization

Translation and Globalization
Author: Michael Cronin
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780415270656
ISBN 13: 0415270650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translation and Globalization Book Review:

Essential reading for anyone with an interest in translation, or a concern for the future of our world's languages and cultures, this text is a critical exploration of the ways in which radical changes to the world economy have affected contemporary translation.

Globalization The Career of a Concept

Globalization  The Career of a Concept
Author: Manfred B. Steger,Paul James
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 1317500326
ISBN 13: 9781317500322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization The Career of a Concept Book Review:

One of the keywords of our time, ‘globalization’ frames how we understand our interconnected world. An ambiguous signifier carrying multiple meanings, the term is usually used to refer to the extension and intensification of social relations across the world. Many works have been authored that deal with various aspects of globalization. However, it is surprising that no critical history of the concept has yet provided a historical mapping of its conceptual origins, evolution, and genealogical lineages. This book investigates the meaning formation of ‘globalization’ by featuring interviews with twelve prominent academic pioneers of the new trans-disciplinary field of Global Studies, who were central in forging the ‘career ‘of the concept of ‘globalization’. Together with an introductory chapter, these interviews clarify how and why a previously obscure scholarly concept suddenly exploded in the public discourse of the 1990s. In particular, the interviews trace the processes by which economistic discourses of free market economics became the basis for the influential association of the meaning of ‘globalization’ with the dominant neoliberal framework of the 21st century. This book was originally published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Globalization in World History

Globalization in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009-10-20
ISBN 10: 1135259925
ISBN 13: 9781135259921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization in World History Book Review:

The idea of globalization is currently inescapable, though the term and the theory attached date back only to the 1990s. History helps clarify where globalization comes from, how it relates to broad processes of change, and why it rouses controversy. In Globalization in World History, Peter N. Stearns argues that although the term is a relatively new one, the process of globalization has roots much further back in time. He shows how tracing this process of change can also help to define the concept of globalization as we understand it today. The book examines major changes in global interactions from 1000 CE onward, and defines four major turning points that have accelerated the process of globalization. Issues covered include: which factors have shaped the process of globalization – including economics, migration, disease transmission, culture, the environment and politics how and why reactions to globalization differ across societies – regions examined include Japan, the Middle East, Africa and China the advantages and disadvantages brought by globalization. The book is a vital contribution to the study of world history, and is a useful companion for students of politics and sociology.

Everyday Globalization

Everyday Globalization
Author: Timothy Shortell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 1317963253
ISBN 13: 9781317963257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Globalization Book Review:

Everyday Globalization is a micro-sociological study of immigrant neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Paris. Global flows of people bring together cultural practices from distant places and urban dwellers in global cities interpret the signs of collective identity in ascribing particular places as "immigrant neighborhoods." This book examines the spatial semiotics of identity in urban public space that make this possible. Unlike other studies of globalization and cities, this work brings together research on the social psychology of groups, linguistic landscapes, and quotidian mobility to explain how urban dwellers encounter cultural differences. Signs of social identity are always interpreted in the context of group boundaries and the appropriation of public space. The breadth of this analysis contributes to the literature in human geography on the meaningfulness of places. This book will also be of interest to scholars and students in visual sociology. In addition, this research demonstrates an innovative method for studying everyday urban experience.

Marketing and Globalization

Marketing and Globalization
Author: Aurélia Durand
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 1315474158
ISBN 13: 9781315474151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing and Globalization Book Review:

This concise text focuses squarely on the issues facing marketers in an increasingly global world. It identifies several trends, linking them together, and positioning them as marketing practices that companies implement as a way of responding to the major consequences of globalization. The book also includes case studies to illustrate new practices and allow students to discuss issues of market selection, entry modes, segmentation, targeting, and positioning, as well as product, price, distribution, promotion, and corporate communication policies in a globalized world. Durand’s unique approach moves beyond marketing management and strategy issues and provides students with the broader context to understand the marketing practices they’ll use in the real world. This book will prove to be an essential resource for any student of marketing and international business working to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive and global industry.

Landscapes of Globalization

Landscapes of Globalization
Author: Philip F. Kelly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 113465328X
ISBN 13: 9781134653287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes of Globalization Book Review:

In this critical and sophisticated analysis, Philip F. Kelly challenges the conventional definition of globalization as an irresistible and inevitable force to which societies must succumb. By tracing the consequences of global economic integration in the Philippines, he argues that global processes are constituted, accommodated, mediated and resisted in social processes at multiple scales, from the national economy to the village and the household.

Globalization and the Politics of Resistance

Globalization and the Politics of Resistance
Author: B. Gills
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2000-04-07
ISBN 10: 0230519172
ISBN 13: 9780230519176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization and the Politics of Resistance Book Review:

The paradox of 'globalization' is that it both weakens and activates social forces of resistance. This book establishes the centrality of 'the political' in our understanding of globalization and explores the new 'strategies of resistance' emerging on local, national, regional and global scales. Its impressively wide-ranging set of contributors engage in re-thinking what practices now constitute viable political strategies in the world economy, focusing on popular responses to neoliberal globalization and the rearticulation of society, politics and the state.

The G7 Anti Globalism and the Governance of Globalization

The G7  Anti Globalism and the Governance of Globalization
Author: Chiara Oldani,Jan Wouters
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0429014945
ISBN 13: 9780429014949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The G7 Anti Globalism and the Governance of Globalization Book Review:

The G7, a self-selected club of like-minded industrialized countries, looks at first glance ill-suited to address current anti-globalist concerns. Despite this, it has successfully confronted anti-globalization, populist and protectionist pressures by focussing on concerns surrounding the destruction of the natural environment, immigration, transnational crime, drugs, disease and terrorism, thus demonstrating the social and ecological advantages that globalization brings. Exploring how the world’s oldest informal summit institution continues to respond to rising anti-globalisation, populism and protectionism, this book investigates the contribution the G7 makes to global governance through its actions and accountability of its members. The expert contributors analyse from different perspectives the issues that have contributed to the rise of populism and protectionism, and how well the G7 has responded to them. Each contribution identifies avenues that might allow renewing and strengthening the role of the G7 in times of global change, with a view of strengthening its legitimacy and effectiveness. It will be of interest to policy makers, diplomats, scholars of international relations, international political economy, diplomacy, summitry and global governance. The issues discussed will also be particularly relevant to those working for civil society and non-governmental organizations seeking to participate in governance forums or to influence those who do.