The International Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Butler University invite the Indianapolis community to a talk by Jan Nederveen Pieterse, "Global Rebalancing: Globalization after Crisis," March 31 in the Johnson Room at 4 p.m.
Pieterse has been very influential in shaping my thoughts on globalization and media. In my article, "Women and News: Making Connections between the Global and the Local," I expanded his three scenarios of globalization to journalism, feminism and story stances in news articles. A shoutout to Joe Straubhaar at the University of Texas at Austin for introducing me to Pieterse's work.
Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California Santa Barbara and specializes in globalization, development studies and cultural anthropology. His current focus is on 21st century globalization. He is the author or editor of 21 books and author of over 350 articles. Recent books are Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange (second edition, 2010), Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions (second edition, 2010), Beyond the American bubble: Is there hope for Uncle Sam? (2008), Ethnicities and Global Multiculture: Pants for an Octopus (2007), Globalization or Empire? (2004)