Anthony Giddens lectures at the USC Annenberg: On Globalization

‘Globalization and Communication’ is what Anthony Giddens lectures about in this recording from 2008 at the USC Annenberg. A sociologist of considerable repute and a prolific author to boot, Giddens talks about the impact and debate of globalization, calling it the single most important debate of the beginning of this century. He also considers this as one of many debates pointing to the dislocation with the enlightenment project. Includes a Q & A with a pointer to India as well. Give it a listen, accept OR reject him.

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debbie
debbie
9 years ago

thanks for posting this lecture. video could do with improvement though!

ripun
ripun
9 years ago

love listening into lectures,…thanks…

Pavel
Pavel
9 years ago

In his book the Consequences of Modernity he defines disembedding by the “removal of social relations from local contexts of interaction and their restructuring across indefinite spans of time-space”. Can anyone simplify the idea and put it across….I get it, but I am not sure I got it fully..Thank you.

Nimay
Nimay
9 years ago

After listening to this, I seriously think Giddens is over-rated.

SP
SP
9 years ago

His stiff upper lip Brit accent does get to me after a while ……. :p

Kumar
Kumar
9 years ago

whats with that lady leg in the audience? haha

Ravi Prakash
Ravi Prakash
9 years ago

I am anti globalization Mr Giddens! and Proud.

NK
NK
9 years ago

What exactly did Giddens mean by Self-Identity in the context of Modernity? Help! trying to write a quick article.

nabeel
nabeel
9 years ago

I need a book or a good article in which marx is criticised by giddenss. Please could anyone recomment one you have read if possible. Please help. Thank you! I have already googled it. That’s why I want people to recommend books that they may have used. Am looking at anthony giddens at the moment.

Please help with anthony giddens, how does he criticise marx.

Gaurav
Gaurav
9 years ago

wasnt Giddens the former Director of London School of Economics?

Suman T
Suman T
9 years ago

I am not sure I want to agree with him totally, he seems to be selling out a bit when he is fencesitting and saying ‘you cannot be pro or anti globalization’.

DW
DW
9 years ago

Annenberg produces such poor video. shocked.

Madge
Madge
9 years ago

Giddens wrote his theories and analysis mainly of late modernity I thnk,however, as I go through my research, I have found descriptions of his thoughts on risk, but not have come across so much of commentary on other aspects.