Geographies of Globalization
Routledge – 2014 – 368 pages
Geographies of Globalization 2nd edition offers an animated and fully-updated exposition of the geographical impacts of globalization and the contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this area. Energetic and engaging, this book:
• Illustrates how the core principles of human geography – such as space and scale – lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon
• Debates the historical evolution of globalized society
• Analyses the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization
• Examines the impact of global transformations ‘on the ground’ using examples from six continents
• Discusses the three global crises currently facing the world – inequality, the environment and unstable capitalism most recently manifested in the Great Recession
• Articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization and approaching solutions to the problems we face
Boxed sections highlight key concepts and innovative work by geographers as well as topical and lively debates concerning current global trends. The book is also generously illustrated with a wide range of Figures, photographs, and maps.
'The book is very well written, carrying the reader along with all the zest and enthusiasm that characterise a winner of one of the 2006 national tertiary teaching awards. Reading it often seems like being in a high-energy classroom.' - New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences
'A valid contribution to the globalisation literature as an introductory level or foundation text, combining key themes and empirical case studies with some key theoretical ideas. As part of the Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series the book serves its role as a teaching aid, providing a concise introduction to the subject while is also amenable to delivery as, or as an accompaniment to, an undergraduate lecture courses.'- Tim Vorley, University of Leicester
'The structure of the book is logical and captures the key themes associated with globalisation, and is very accessible and extremely student friendly. It's an excellent book.' - Tim Vorley, University of Leicester
'Geographies of Globalisation is written in a very clear, accessible and concise manner and is a book that offers students something of a route-map through the uncertainty, confusion and misunderstandings that surround this now widely debated phenomenon.' - New Zealand Geographer 2006
'This book will travel well beyond the discipline of geography and will be equally useful for students of a range of other social science disciplines.' - Marcus Power, Department of Geography, University of Durham
'Geographies of Globalization is a must read. It offers reasons why geographers have been marginal to the wider globalization debates, an agenda for rectifying this issue, and a call to arms to geographers on how to make their discipline distinct and valuable to the debates.' - Canadian Geographer Review
'I am certain that Geographies of Globalization will make an excellent text for many geography courses that focus on globalization' - Annals of the AAG
Warwick Murray is professor of human geography and development studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has held University positions in the UK and Fiji and has been a visiting professor at universities in Europe and South America. He is president of the Australasian Iberian and Latin American Studies Association. He is has served as editor on a number of journals including Asia Pacific Viewpoint and Journal of Rural Studies. Much of his published research has focused on Latin America, the Pacific and the Asia Pacific region as well as Australia, New Zealand the UK. He has won national awards for his teaching, including the Prime Minsters award for excellence in tertiary teaching in New Zealand.
John Overton is professor of development studies and human geography at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has held university positions at four other institutions including the Australian National University. He is current President of the New Zealand Geographical Society and former Director of the Commonwealth Geographical Bureau. He has served as an editor for a range of journals including Asia Pacific Viewpoint. He has undertaken and published research in Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. He has supervised over 150 postgraduate students to successful completion.