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An excellent introduction to Globalization,
This review is from: Runaway World (Paperback)
Having bought and read a number of books on the subject of 'globalization', I found Anthony Giddens' 'Runaway world' brought the subject to life in simple and most comprehensible terms. Giddens lack of the usual pretentious diction that has become synonymous with Sociology texts, truly enhances the enjoyment and interest in the subject.
The book is made up of a series of lectures on a variety of issues surrounding the impact that globalization has had on everyday ideologies. Runaway World deals with globalization, risk, family, tradition and democracy in a most unpretentious way that makes reading enjoyable and an equally enjoyable learning experience. It is aimed at people who are able to form their own opinions of how globalization is affecting our lives, but at the same time, it doesn't assume that we are all experienced sociologists. This book has been my greatest investment since my globalization studies began and I would reccomend it to anyone who finds the whole concept of globalization a difficult one to master.