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The following is a list of selected resources on globalization that can be found in the UCSB Libraries by the call number listed. Multiple copies of many titles can also be found in the Santa Barbara Public Library System. And check Santa Barbara City College's Luria Library for books on globalization, including many e-books.

Also, check out the Quiz-discussion guide to The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy [a pdf file] prepared by John P. Catalini, Lecturer, UCSB Writing Program.


  • Altman, Daniel. Connected: 24 hours in the global economy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
    Main Library HF1359 .A5475 2007

  • Armbruster-Sandoval, Ralph. Globalization and cross-border labor solidarity in the Americas: the anti-sweatshop movement and the struggle for social justice. New York: Routledge, 2005.
    Coleccion Tloque Nahuaque HD6539.O33 A76 2005

  • Bhagwati, Jagdish N. In defense of globalization. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
    Main Library HF1359 .B499 2004

  • Bird, Christiane. A thousand sighs, a thousand revolts: journeys in Kurdistan. New York: Ballantine Books, 2004.
    Main Library DS70.65 .B57 2004

  • Bongiorni, Sara. A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy.
    [On order]

  • Bosshart, David, Cheap: the real cost of the global trend for bargains, discounts & customer choice. London; Philadelphia: Kogan Page, 2006.
    Main Library HF5415.32 .B6713 2006

  • Chang, Grace. Disposable domestics: immigrant women workers in the global economy. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000.
    Women's Studies HD6095 .C48

  • Cheney, George. Organizational communication in an age of globalization: issues, reflections, practices. Prospect Heights, Il.: Waveland Press, 2004.
    Main Library HD30.3 .C44 2004

  • Chua, Amy. World on fire: how exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability. New York: Doubleday, 2003.
    Main Library HF1359 .C524 2003

  • Critical globalization studies. New York: Routledge, 2005.
    Main Library HN17.5 .C75 2005

  • DeWoskin, Rachel. Foreign babes in Beijing: Behind the scenes of a new China. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005.
    Main Library DS779.23 .D48 2005

  • Diversity amid globalization: world regions, environment, development. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2003.
    [On Order]

  • Dobbs, Lou. Exporting America: why corporate greed is shipping American jobs overseas. New York, NY.: Warner Business Books: Published by Warner Books, 2004.
    Main Library HD2365 .D63 2004

  • Friedman, Thomas L. The world is flat: a brief history of the twenty-first century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
    Main Library HM846 .F74 2005

  • Globalization. Opposing viewpoints series. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press/Thomson Gale, 2006.
    Main Library JZ1318 .G57862 2006
          Good for the pros and cons of an issue, e.g., globalization and its impact on the environment, developing nations, the local economy, cultures, democracy.

  • Globalization and democracy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2002.
    Main Library JA1 .A5 v.581

  • Globalization and human rights. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
    Main Library JC571 .G584 2002

  • Homeworkers in global perspective: invisible no more. New York: Routledge, 1996.
    Main Library HD2333 .H66 1996

  • Iyer, Pico. The global soul: jet lag, shopping malls, and the search for home. New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 2000.
    Sci-Eng Lib G530.I97 I97 2000

  • Klein, Naomi. Fences and windows: dispatches from the front lines of the globalization debate. New York: Picador USA, 2002.
    Main Library HF1359 .K55 2002

  • Leonard, Mark. Why Europe will run the 21st century. New York: Public Affairs, 2005.
    Main Library JZ1313 .L46 2005

  • Littrell, Mary Ann. Social responsibility in the global market: fair trade of cultural products. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1999.
    Main Library HD2341 .L58 1999

  • Mahbubani, Kishore. Beyond the age of innocence: rebuilding trust between America and the world. New York: Public Affairs, 2005.
    Main Library E895 .M34 2005

  • Meredith, Robyn. The elephant and the dragon: the rise of India and China and what it means for all of us. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.
    Main Library HC435.3 .M47 2007

  • Monbiot, George, Manifesto for a new world order. New York: New Press: Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2004.
    Main Library JZ1318 .M653 2004

  • Perkins, John, Confessions of an economic hit man. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004.
    Asian American Studies UB271.U52 P47 2004

  • Ritzer, George, The McDonaldization of society 5. Los Angeles, CA: Pine Forge Press, 2008.
    [On Order]

    "UCSB Reads" selection:
  • Rivoli, Pietra. The travels of a t-shirt in the global economy: an economist examines the markets, power and politics of world trade. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
    Main Library HD9969.S6 R58 2005
    As a downloadable audio book, or in print, available through the Santa Barabara Public Library System
    And at the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library: 382 R626t
    Also available at a 25% discount at the UCSB Bookstore

  • Rodrik, Dani. Has globalization gone too far? Washington, D.C.: Institute for International Economics, 1997.
    Main Library HF1418.5 .R643 1997

  • Sachs, Jeffrey. Common wealth. 2008.
    [On order]

  • Sachs, Jeffrey. The end of poverty: economic possibilities for our time. New York: Penguin Press, 2005.
    Main Library HC59.72.P6 S225 2005

  • Sernau, Scott. Global problems: the search for equity, peace, and sustainability. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006.
    Main Library HN18.3 .S47 2006

  • Snyder, Rachel Louise. Fugitive denim: a moving story of people and pants in the borderless world of global trade. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008.
    [On order]

  • Soros, George. George Soros on globalization. New York: PublicAffairs, 2002.
    Main Library HF1359 .S65 2002

  • Stalker, Peter. Workers without frontiers: the impact of globalization on international migration. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers; Geneva: International Labour Office, 2000.
    Main Library HD6300 .S734 2000

  • Starr, Amory. Global revolt: a guide to the movements against globalization. London; New York: Zed Books, 2005.
    Main Library HN18 .S7915 2005

  • Steger, Manfred B. Globalization: a very short introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
    Main Library JZ1318 .S74 2003

  • Stiglitz, Joseph E. Fair trade for all: how trade can promote development. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
    Main Library HF1413 .S85 2005

  • Stiglitz, Joseph E. Making globalization work. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.
    Main Library HF1359 .S753 2006

  • Sull, Donald N. Made in China: what western managers can learn from trailblazing Chinese entrepreneurs.
    Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press, 2005.
    Main Library HB615 .S94 2005


  • Globalization & human rights. New York, N.Y.: Globalvision; [San Francisco, Calif.]: International Center for Global Communications, Inc.: Cinema Guild, [1999].
    [On order] Media Collection HF1359 .G56 1999
          Documentary examining the clash between the trend of increasing economic globalization and international human rights advocacy. Investigates the impact of foreign economic influence on gold miners in South Africa, the petroleum industry in Nigeria, the collapse of the economy of Indonesia, child labor abuses in Thailand and the situation in East Timor.

  • Instant-mix imperial democracy; and, Come September. Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2004.
    Media Collection HV6432 .I578 2004
          The program includes two lectures by Arundhati Roy and two lively discussions with Howard Zinn. "Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy" challenges Americans to reclaim democracy and resist the U.S. war machine. In "Come September" Roy speaks about the U.S. government's war on terror, globalization, and the misuses of nationalism.

  • Life and debt. New York, N.Y.: New Yorker Video, [2003]
    Media Collection HC154 .L54 2003
          Set in Jamaica, this film is a case study of how contemporary free trade policies and global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organization affect the economies of developing nations. Includes interviews with IMF Deputy Director Stanley Fischer, Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Jamaica's former Prime Minister Michael Manley as well as tourists, farmers, Rastafarians, factory workers and others.

  • Nalini by day, Nancy by night: a film. New York, NY: Women Make Movies, 2005.
    Media Collection HF5415.1265 .N35 2005
          A documentary about the outsourcing of American jobs to India. From the perspective of an Indian immigrant living in the United States, using humor and satire to capture the lives of Indian telemarketers who undergo voice and accent training to speak to US customers with an American accent. A complex look at life as per Eastern Standard Time in India.

  • The new rulers of the world: a special report. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2001.
    Media Collection HC447 .N485 2001
          John Pilger looks at how globalization has increased the gap between the very rich and the very poor. In particular he looks at Indonesia as an example of how globalization and corrupt government has thrown millions of people into poverty and how multinational corporations support the abuse of these poor workers in sweatshops.

  • Not for sale. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2002.
    Media Collection TP248.2 .N683 2002
          This documentary explores some little-known aspects of global trade agreements. Patents and other intellectual property rights are expanding what corporations can own and control -- from machines to knowledge and even living creatures. What does this mean for the environment, the food supply and human rights? This film looks at farmers, indigenous people, and global justice activists who oppose patents on life and advocate for a world where life is not a commodity but something to be treasured.

  • The take. Brooklyn, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, 2004.
    Media Collection HC175 .T354 2004
          "In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory . . . All they want is to re-start the silent machine, but this simple act- "the take" -threatens to turn the globalization debate on its head."

  • Thirst. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2005.
    Media Collection HD1691 .T54 2004
          The survival of communities is threatened when big business buys the water supply in the third world. This is a look at how water is becoming the catalyst for community resistance to globalization, and at the conflict between public stewardship and private profit.

  • Uprooted: refugees of the global economy = Desarraigados: refugiados de la globalización. [Oakland, Calif.]: National Network for Immigrant and Refugees Rights, 2001.
    Media Collection JV6475 .U67 2001
          "[A film about] how the global economy has forced people to leave their home communities . . . raises critical questions about U.S. immigration policy in an era when corporations cross borders at will."

  • Venezuela Bolivariana: people and struggle of the fourth world war. [2004?]
    Media Collection F2329 .V46 2004
          Examines the "Bolivarian revolution" of Venezuela and its connections to the international movement against capitalist globalization.

  • Voces del campo = Voices of the fields. New York: The Cinema Guild, [2005].
    Media Collection HD1792 .V575 2005
          "This documentary follows farmworkers from California's Salinas Valley back to their roots in the fields of rural Mexico, where they recount their everyday struggle to cope in the midst of the globalization of agriculture and the impact of NAFTA . . . also examines rural development projects that work with farmers to develop an agriculture based on people, not profits."

Books for K-12 Teachers

**NOTE:** California K-12 public school teachers are eligible for a free library card. Bring a memo from your principal and a photo ID.
  • Byrnes, Ronald S. Life in Africa & Latin America. Denver, Colo.: Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, 1993.
    Curriculum Lab DT19.9.U5 B976 1993

  • Environment and our global community. New York: International Debate Education Association, 2005.
    Curriculum Lab GE77 .E58 2005

  • GLOBE Program teacher's guide. [Washington, D.C.?: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, GLOBE Program], 2002.
    Curriculum Lab QH541.2 .G56 2002

  • Hammond, Merryl. One world, one earth: educating children for social responsibility. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 1993.
    Curriculum Lab LC1090 .H36 1993

  • Hamot, Gregory E. Teaching about child labor and international human rights. Bloomington, IN: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, [2003].
    Internet Resource [Online]

  • Mertz, Gayle. Conflict in context: understanding local to global security. Cambridge, MA: Educators for Social Responsibility, 2001.
    Curriculum Lab HM1126 .M47 2001

  • Schmidt, Patricia Ruggiano. 50 literacy strategies for culturally responsive teaching, K-8. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press, 2006.
    Curriculum Lab LB1576 .S3255 2006

  • Shiman, David A. Teaching human rights: grades 7 through adult. Denver: Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver (Colorado Seminary), 1993.
    Curriculum Lab JC571 .S4764 1993

  • Silver, James F. Geography curriculum activities kit: ready-to-use lessons and skillsheets for grades 5-12. West Nyack, N.Y.: Center for Applied Research in Education, 2000.
    Curriculum Lab G73 .S43 2000

  • Teaching about Asian Pacific Americans: effective activities, strategies, and assignments for classrooms and communities. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006.
    Curriculum Lab E184.A75 T43 2006

Children's Books and Videos


  • 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save the Earth. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1990.
    Curriculum Lab TD171.7 .A16 1990

  • Hoose, Phillip M. It's our world, too!: young people who are making a difference: how they do it--how YOU can, too! [New York]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
    Curriculum Lab HQ784.V64 H65 2002

  • Hopkinson, Deborah. Up before daybreak: cotton and people in America. New York: Scholastic Nonfiction, 2006.
    Curriculum Lab HD8039.C662 U645 2006

  • January, Brendan. Globalize it!: the stories of the IMF, the World Bank, the WTO, and those who protest. Brookfield, Conn.: Twenty-First Century Books, 2003.
    [On Order] Curriculum Lab HF1418.5 .J363 2003

  • Kid's explore America's Hispanic heritage. Santa Fe, N.M.: J. Muir Publications; New York, N.Y.: Distributed to the book trade by W.W. Norton, 1992.
    Coleccion Tloque Nahuaque E184.S75 K53 1992

  • Kids explore America's Japanese American heritage. Santa Fe, N.M.: John Muir Publications; Emeryville, Calif.: Distributed to the book trade by Publishers Group West, 1996.
    Asian American Studies E184.J3 K454 1996

  • Reeske, Mike. The Life cycle of everyday stuff. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press, 2001.
    Curriculum Lab TS170.5 .R44 2001

  • Smith, David J. If the world were a village: a book about the world's people. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2002.
    [On Order] Curriculum Lab HB883 .S63 2002


  • 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save the Earth. Los Angeles, CA: Churchill Media, 1992.
    Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media TD171.7 .A162 1992
          Based on the book by the same title, gives examples of what kids around the country are doing to save the earth. Each activity is not only good for the earth, it also provides a wide range of educational and personal skills.
    Grades 4-9.

  • About the United Nations: human rights. Produced by the United Nations, Department of Public Information and Nucleus Productions.
    Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media K639 .A36 1991
          This film deals with the many abuses suffered by children throughout the world and documents the United Nations efforts to bring about universal standards for human rights through the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • If the world were a village: a story about the world's people Toronto, ON: Visual Education Centre, 2006.
    [On Order] Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media HB883 .I3 2006
          A wonderful introduction to the realities of our global situation. It delivers an important metaphor as to who we are, where we live, what languages we speak, what religions we practice, and more.

  • International food fare: making decisions for wellness. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt Brace, [1996].
    Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media TX355 .I584 1996
          An elementary school class is holding an international food festival for their school. They discover that they must use collective decision-making to agree on the dishes they will serve. They decide to use the Food Guide Pyramid as the basis for their decisions. Short segments on the food and cultures of India, Mexico, Laos, Turkey and Thailand are included.
    Grade 4.

  • The world needs you: volunteer! [Oak Brook, IL]: Lions Clubs International; [St. Petersburg, Fla.]: Distributed by Video Placement Worldwide, [2000?]
    Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media HN49.V64 W67 2003
          "A two part educational project designed to help young people learn about the satisfaction of volunteering and to build a lifetime commitment to community service. Down the street and around the world demonstrates the impact that volunteering has on individuals and communities. Each of five segments focuses on a different type of volunteer activity undertaken by Lions Club members . . . In New glasses, new life, students see the impact of fading eyesight on a weaver in a small rural town in Mexico, and how eyeglasses collected by Lions Clubs International helps him regain his eyesight so he can continue to work and support his family."

Web Sites

  • The Footprint Chronicles from Patagonia. "An interactive mini-site that allows you to track the impact of five specific Patagonia products from design through delivery."

  • Globalization   Global Policy Forum
    "Monitoring Policy Making at the United Nations"

  • Globalization   International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP)
    Globalization is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the examination of social, political, economic, and technological globalization.

  • Globalization   World Bank

  • Globalization   Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

  • Globalization101.org   Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

  • YaleGlobal Online.   Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; covers topics of: Economy, Environment, Gender, Globalization, Health, Labor, Politics, Science & Technology, Security & Terrorism, Society & Culture, and Trade.

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