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Local Lives and Global Transformations


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PART I: GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS Introduction.- Living at the Cutting Edge of Globalization: Capitalists, Migrants, Criminals and Terrorists.- Key Concepts for Understanding Global Life.- PART II: THE CONTINUITY OF LOCAL LIVES Theorizing the Resilience of the Local.- The Appeal of the Local.- Transnational Action and Protecting Local Cultures.- Asserting Local Identity Through Culture.- PART III: PATHS TO WORLD SOCIETY OVERCOMING DIVISIONS Social Movements and Global Civil Society.- Individualization, Lifestyles and Re-shaping Personal Life.- Conclusion: Towards Cosmopolitanism.

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PAUL KENNEDY is Visiting Reader in Sociology at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and is co-author of Global Sociology (with Robin Cohen).

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