chapter  2
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Mapping globalization

To come to grips with globalization, one must map it, because, at all times, globalization takes place – albeit in intricate and varied ways.1 As a form of restructuring, with winners and losers, globalization is constituted by resistance, and these processes occur in particular places that have distinctive features – historical trajectories, cultural endowments, local coalitions, and so on. A map of globalization may be drawn by showing the spaces of resistance, many of which are found at the local level, sometimes with transnational links involving formal or informal networks.