Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age

F. Sigmund Topor (Keio University, Japan)
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Release Date: August, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 645
ISBN13: 9781522505228|ISBN10: 1522505229|EISBN13: 9781522505235|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0522-8


Globalization has shifted perspectives on individualism and identity as cultural exchange occurs more rapidly in an age of heightened connectivity. As technology connects those around the world, it too helps to provoke a shift in the autonomy of individuals.

The Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age is an essential resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate-level students. This book explores and explains how globalization has impacted humans with specific emphasis on education and human development. This research-based publication presents critical perspectives on universal changes that are occurring due to globalization.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Mobility
  • Gender Studies
  • International Education
  • MOOCs
  • Smart Phones
  • Tourism
  • Wellness and Healthcare

Reviews and Testimonials

This handbook encompasses all subject matters of relevance in the education and empowerment of information-oriented twenty-first century individuals. It aims to illustrate precisely what is needed for individuals to ably participate in the current milieu of globalization. Twenty-two chapters are divided into five sections: information technology; education; individualism; globalization; wellness and healthcare.

– Protoview Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

F. Sigmund Topor is a Scholar-Practitioner and President of International & Intercultural Communications, Francis Sigmund Topor conducts research and lecturers at a number of universities including Toyo the University of Electro-Communications, Seijo and Keio in Tokyo, Japan. His expertise include Adult Education, Critical Thinking, Biomedical Ethics, Epistemology, and Japanese Sociolinguistics. Dr. Topor also currently provides intercultural communicative competency to Japanese multinational corporations in Tokyo; haven provided educational services to the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education. He has an extensive portfolio of writings including A Sentence Repetition Placement Test For EFL/ESL Learners In Japan and the Empowerment of Japanese Women: What Will the Social Impact Be?