Globalization Buying And Selling The World By Wayne Ellwood Analysis

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Globalization: Buying and selling the world, written by Wayne Ellwood will be the entire focus of this review as well as its contents, connecting points, and various theories relating to the Globalization and Social Change course as a whole. I will also speak about the various arguments and theories presented in this text. Finally I will speak about my experience reading this text, my overall opinion of the concluded material, as well as its help in facilitating my learning. To begin I will describe this textbook and its contents. Globalization: Buying and Selling the World is a novelette in textbook form that uses a macro, historical, wide-lensed perspective to analyze the impact and growth of Globalization throughout the world, however a …show more content…
To start I will state the positives aspects that I found while engaging with this text. I found this text to be very dense with information and that was very helpful for the exam as well as keeping up with lecture information. This text is packed with information about every varying part about Globalization as well as analyses on the varying impacts related. It was interesting to see how each piece of information was connected. The negatives of this text. It is beyond dense, if it was a steak it would be dry, well-done with extra gristle. Ellwood clearly is extremely well informed on the topic of Globalization, however due to the nature of the information its presentation leaves something to be desired. Due to the macro level of this text it's hard to find personal accounts or experiences other than the occasional political quote or theorist's statement, but without a grounding point to the individuals being addressed or talked about the concepts seem to just float from one to the next. Now I will address the book as a whole and ponder its validity as a text for this content. Though, I did not have the most enjoyable time reading this text I would say it was extremely informative and probably one of the most densely packed texts I have ever read. No I would not recommend this text as a passing read, but as a sociologist or economic theorist this text is a MUST. It is worth the consideration as I personally believe I have benefitted greatly from having read it, but I can guarantee you, you will not find me reading it ever again if I have any say in

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