© 2002

Borderlines in a Globalized World

New Perspectives in a Sociology of the World-System

  • G. Preyer
  • M. Bös

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Reconceptionalizations of the Global: Borderlines in the World-system

  3. Defining Borderlines in the World-System: The Emergence of New Memberships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Barrie Axford
      Pages 99-124
    3. Mathias Bös
      Pages 125-140
    4. Uta Gerhardt, Birgitta Hohenester
      Pages 141-172
  4. The Global and the Local: The Collapse and Reconstruction of Borderlines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Christie Davies, Eugene Trivizas
      Pages 175-188
    3. Peter Wagner
      Pages 189-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-239

About this book


Scholars of different schools have extensively analyzed world systems as networks of communication under the fashionable heading `globalization.' Our collected new research pushes the argument one step further. Globalization is not a homogenization of all social life on earth. It is a heterogeneous process that connects the global and the local on different levels. To understand these contemporary developments this book employs innovative concepts, strategies of research, and explanations. Globalization is a metaphor for different borderstructures, new borderlines, and conditions of membership, which emerge in a global world-system. As a world-system expands it incorporates new territories and new peoples. The process of incorporation creates frontiers or boundaries of the world-system. These frontiers or boundary zones are the locus of resistance to incorporation, ethnogenesis, ethnic transformation, and ethnocide.


Evolution Moral Nation Transformation Transnational globalization migration sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Preyer
    • 1
  • M. Bös
    • 2
  1. 1.J. W. Goethe UniversitätFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Institut für SoziologieRuprecht Karls-Universität HeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Borderlines in a Globalized World
  • Book Subtitle New Perspectives in a Sociology of the World-System
  • Editors G. Preyer
    Mathias Bös
  • Series Title Social Indicators Research Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-0515-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5979-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-0940-8
  • Series ISSN 1387-6570
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 241
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Quality of Life Research
    Social Sciences, general
    Economic Growth
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