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The Global Turn

Theories, Research Designs, and Methods for Global Studies

Eve Darian-Smith (Author), Philip C. McCarty (Author)

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Deploying interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives that speak to interconnected global dimensions is critical if one’s work is to remain relevant and applicable to the emerging global-scale issues of our time. The Global Turn is a guide for students and scholars across all areas of the social sciences and humanities who wish to embark upon global-studies research projects. The authors demonstrate how the global can be studied from a local perspective and vice versa. Global processes manifest at multiple transnational, regional, national, and local levels—interconnected dimensions that are mutually constitutive. This book walks the reader through the steps of thinking like a global scholar in theoretical, methodological, and practical terms, explaining the implications of global perspectives for research design.
Eve Darian-Smith is Professor and former Chair in Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. Her award-winning publications include Religion, Race, Rights: Landmarks in the History of Modern Anglo-American Law and Laws and Societies in Global Contexts: Contemporary Approaches.
Philip C. McCarty is Lecturer in Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. His recent publications include Integrated Perspectives in Global Studies, “Communicating Global Perspectives” in Global Europe: Basel Papers on Europe in a Global Perspective and “Globalizing Legal History” in Rechtsgeschichte.

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