Appadurai and Globalization Book Review by Champ

Appadurai and Globalization
This paper critically analyzes "Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization" by Arjun Appadurai.
# 98981 | 1,661 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Economics (Globalization)

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The paper examines "Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization" where the author, Appadurai, addresses specific aspects related to globalization. The paper explains that the effort within this book is not to find a closure for these issues but simply to open up a field of discussion that can be dealt with at a later date. The paper finds numerous faults with the book, such as the lack of clarity in much of the writing and the jargon utilized, but still concludes that, overall, the book is a worthwhile read for individuals studying globalization.

From the Paper:

"Appadurai's book, Modernity at Large, offers many important tools in order to help people think about globalization. The idea of globalization is something that is becoming increasingly important today in many aspects of business, and therefore is a very hot topic. The book, however, is interested in many of the specific aspects that are related to globalization. For example, one of the largest themes of the book has to do with the impact the globalization has on migration and the way that people move from one place to another much more often today, even across different countries, because the world is becoming much more global. Many of the powers that belonged generally to a particular nation or state are being dispersed because of all of the globalization that is taking place. There are some new insights made in the book but much of it deals with the insights and opinions that individuals in the past have created and published in other magazines and journals. There are contributions that are made in this book that are important, though, and the largest one has to do with the migration of globalization."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Appadurai, Arjun. (1996). Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

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