Religion, Postcolonialism and Globalization: A Sourcebook shows how the roots of our globalized world run deeper than the 1980s or even the end of WWII, tracing back to 15th century European colonial expansion through which the 'modern world system' came into existence.
The Sourcebook is divided into four sections, each with a critical introduction by the editor, a series of readings, and discussion questions based on the readings. Canonical readings in religion, globalization and postcolonialism are paired with lesser-known texts in order to invite critical analysis. Extracts explored include work by Max Weber, Edward Said, David Chidester, and Kant, as well as political documents such as the British Parliament's 1813 Act regarding the East India Company. Sources range from the origins of the common phrase "jihad vs. McWorld" in the work of Benjamin Barber, to personal essays reflecting religious responses to globalization.
Focusing on a history of religions approach, Religion, Postcolonialism, and Globalization provides an alternative to existing sociological work on religion and globalization. Guidance on useful web resources can be found on the book's webpage.
Book series about the thrilling adventures of Luke Stolin and his search for the magical creations of the Danish inventor Soren Jacobsen. Just the right mix of action, adventure, suspense and comedic fun to keep readers, young and old, on the edge of their seats and wanting for more. --- Luke is an average kid with an ordinary life. He likes it that way, it gives him plenty of time to play video games and hang out with friends. When a gift arrives from his Uncle Al, Luke couldn't be more excited. Gifts from Uncle Al are always cool and this one is no exception, a package with a magical coin inside. But this coin brings with it strange events and dangerous people. Before Luke knows it his whole life is turned upside down, his brother Billy has been kidnapped and the coin is gone. Now Luke must face the dangers of an unpredictable world if he is going to save his little brother and get back what is rightfully his. But, as Luke will learn, life is not like a video game, there is no reset button and the consequences of our choices are very real.