"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence." - Charles Bukowski
I suggest The Anthropology of Globalization: A Reader by Jonathan Xavier Inda and Renato Rosaldo (eds.) if you want to get up to speed. If you want an absolute quickie overview of the present state of globalization theory, Don Kalb's article "Stones through the window" (2006), American Anthropologist 108(3):524-528 should get you what you need. Generally, in the 1990s anthropological writing on globalization focused on how great it was, producing cosmopolitan individuals and allowing hybridization to flourish, with nary a word on political economy. Then the globalization = capitalism thing started getting noticed and now we're getting more about neo-imperialism and capital accumulation.
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