About Glocal Notes

Glocal Notes comes from the term Glocalization, which comes to us by way of Japan from the term dochakuka (土着化). In Japanese it means the process of indiginization but also the blending of global and local or cultural hybridity.Sociologist Roland Robertson later indigenized it himself.  The term focuses on the particularism of global phenomena and is thus a blend of international and area studies.

The Glocal Notes blog provides news and insights regarding research trends, resources, and events related to International and Area Studies.  Posts focus on research, scholarly communication, publishing, librarianship, and anything else that catches our interest from this vast interdisciplinary field. Your commentary is welcome as we appreciate feedback and ideas for future posts.

Steve Witt,

Associate Professor & Head, International and Area Studies Library