Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a book by American political scientist Benjamin Barber, in which he puts forth . Nicholas Lezard’s choice: Benjamin R Barber’s Jihad vs McWorld, first published in , is chillingly topical. Benjamin R. Barber, a political theorist whose book, “Jihad vs. McWorld,” presciently analyzed the socioeconomic forces leading to the.

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baber McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: Start reading Jihad vs. The problem with Jihad is that, instead of offering mcqorld constructive criticism of McWorld, it retreats into a violent reactionary mode and blindly condemns everything modern.

And the title, from which it isn’t hard to get an idea of the contents, is rather chillingly apt – even more so than it was a decade ago. He may remind you at times of Daniel Bell, whose Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism more or less blamed Playboy for the unravelling of the work ethic, but like Bell he’s no fool. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. McWorld is the term that distinguished barbdr and political scientist Benjamin R.

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Due to globalization, our market has expanded and is vulnerable to the transnational markets where free trade, easy access to banking and exchange of currency are available. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Barber states that neither Jihad nor McWorld needs or promotes democracy.

How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a book by American political scientist Benjamin Barberin which he puts forth a theory that describes the struggle between “McWorld” globalization and the corporate control of the political process and ” Jihad ” Arabic term for “struggle”, here modified to mean tradition and traditional valuesin the form of extreme nationalism or religious orthodoxy and theocracy.


Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. Set up a giveaway. Whether it is ultraorthodox Jews, born-again Christians, or the real Jihad I am not a fan of religious extremism. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy.

Jihad vs. McWorld

For instance, cutting down a jungle will upset the overall oxygen balance, which affects our “global lungs”. Apr 21, Pages. Those I’ve noticed are barher. The list, Barber points out, is very similar to that of William Prynne’s 17th-century tirade, Histriomastix ; but it is at this point that Barber seems most to sigh for the moral purity that we have lost while playing Nintendo and eating cheeseburgers.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. McWorld, on the other hand, embodies the most amoral aspects of Western civilization, sometimes giving credence to the fears of Jihad warriors. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

And when the devotees of Jihad act out in a truly violent manner, this in turn makes the superficially benign forces of corporate capitalism seem civilized by comparison. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R.

That scares me much more than seeing a Kenny Rogers Roasters in Beijing. It is easy to read, until the last few pages, and will make you think.

And there is much jihd cheer mcwotld Barber’s analysis. People Who Read Jihad vs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The author did a great job explaining both worlds and how in many ways varber cause each other and how they effect society and democracy. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. A thorough, engaging look at the current state of world affairs. Jihad as used here is not, of course, merely the Islamic holy war, though it certainly includes this.


But today’s multinational corporations are no longer restrained by democratic forces in many parts of the third world. Every case is different, however “Democracy grows from the bottom up and cannot be imposed from the top down. The world of music, computers, sports teams, stadiums,internet, movies, etc.

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Don’t have a Kindle? In the end, this would effectively diminish the attractiveness of joining in the ultimately self-destructive world of “Jihad”. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Barber’s prognosis in Jihad vs McWorld is generally negative—he concludes that neither global corporations nor traditional cultures are supportive of democracy. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Benjamin Barber similarly questions the impact of economic globalization as well as its problems for democracy.

One person found this helpful. Please try again later. I highly recommend this book. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Less extreme but in the same vein are fundamentalist Christians who believe Judgment Day is imminent, and perhaps welcome it.