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Global Issues, Local Arguments : Readings for Writing

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780321244239

ISBN10:
0321244230
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

The first argument reader of its kind,Global Issues, Local Arguments: Readings for Writingshowcases opposing points of view within nine issues pertaining to globalization: Free Trade, Employment Outsourcing, Immigration, Culture, Terrorism, Human Rights, Water Rights, Global Food Supply, and Global Health.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
Introduction: Defining and Exploring Globalization
1(12)
Exploration One: How Wide Is Your Global View?
2(3)
Exploration Two: Picturing the Globe
5(2)
What Does the Term Globalization Mean?
7(6)
Three Competing Definitions of Globalization
8(2)
Promoting and Protesting Globalization
10(1)
How Should We Make Decisions and Act in Response to Globalization?
11(1)
Navigating the Controversies
12(1)
Consumerism, Free Trade, and Sweatshops
13(10)
Context for a Network of Issues
13(2)
Stakes and Stakeholders
15(3)
Student Voice: Experiencing Consumerism and Sweatshops (Tiffany Anderson)
18(2)
International Voices Comments from a Factory Worker Producing Clothing for Wal-Mart
20(1)
Global Hot Spot: China
21(2)
Readings
23(53)
Khalil Bendib, ``AXT Workers' Rights'' (cartoon)
23(1)
Nick Gillespie, ``Poor Man's Hero'' (Interview with Johan Norberg)
24(9)
Global Exchange, ``Twelve Reasons to Oppose the World Trade Organization'' (handbill)
33(3)
Garment Factory in Saipan (photograph)
36(1)
George F. Will, ``Fight over Free Trade Worth Having and Losing''
37(3)
Mike Shanahan, ``Appetite for Destruction''
40(5)
Ed Finn, ``Harnessing Our Power as Consumers: Cost of Boycotting Sweatshop Goods Offset by the Benefits''
45(3)
Anita Roddick, ``Comment and Analysis: The Price of Dignity: Business Is Imposing Virtual Slavery in the Developing World---and Only We, the Consumers, Can Stop It''
48(3)
Chip Bok, ``Help Is on the Way, Dude'' (cartoon)
51(1)
Jay Nordlinger, ``The New Colossus: Wal-Mart Is America's Store, and the World's, and Its Enemies Are Sadly Behind''
52(7)
Froma Harrop, ``Calculating the Real Cost of `Everyday Low Prices'''
59(2)
Barbara Ehrenreich, ``Wal-Martian Invasion''
61(3)
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
64(1)
Writing Assignments
65(4)
Trading Jobs: Outsourcing and Employment in a Global Economy
69(7)
Context for a Network of Issues
69(2)
Stakes and Stakeholders
71(2)
Student Voice: Experiencing Offshore Outsourcing (Nicole Neumiller)
73(1)
International Voices Comment from an Indian Working in the Information Technology Field
74(1)
Global Hot Spot: India
74(2)
Readings
76(57)
Thomas L. Friedman, ``30 Little Turtles''
76(2)
Paritosh Bansal, ``Re: ``30 Little Turtles'' by Thomas L. Friedman''
78(1)
Missoulian.com News Online, ``Some Job Angst Flies Against Experience''
79(3)
Larry Wright, ``Jobs Terror Alert'' (cartoon)
82(1)
Daniel W. Drezner, ``The Outsourcing Bogeyman''
83(12)
Sylvia Allegretto and Andy Stettner, ``Educated, Experienced, and Out of Work: Long-Term Joblessness Continues to Plague the Unemployed''
95(10)
Cover of Wired Magazine
105(2)
Bruce Raynor, ``Protect Workers' Rights''
107(3)
Ellen Goodman, ``Our Do-It-Yourself Economy''
110(2)
Lisa Vaas, ``Interview with New Jersey State Senator Shirley Turner''
112(5)
Tom Salonek, ``Don't Ban Outsourcing: Create Jobs''
117(2)
Henry Payne, ``Supermart Tennis Shoes'' (cartoon)
119(1)
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
120(2)
Writing Assignments
122(3)
Crossing Borders Immigration
125(8)
Context for a Network of Issues
125(2)
Stakes and Stakeholders
127(3)
Student Voice: Experiencing Immigration Issues (Esperanza Borboa)
130(2)
International Voices Residents of a Small Town in Mexico Responding to Immigration
132(1)
Global Hot Spot: Mexico
133(1)
Readings
133(67)
Jagdish Bhagwati, ``Borders Beyond Control''
133(6)
Kofi Annan, ``Lecture on International Flows of Humanity''
139(8)
Clay Bennett, ``Offer May Vary'' (cartoon)
147(1)
Ruben Navarrette, Jr., ``America's Mixed Messages to Foreigners at the Gate''
148(2)
Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Relations, From Guide for the Mexican Migrant
150(3)
Linda Chavez, ``Guest Worker Visas''
153(2)
John Laughland, ``Immigration Is Turning Britain in to a Sweatshop''
155(4)
Brian Fairrington, ``Illegal Immigrant Economy'' (cartoon)
159(1)
Don Melvin, ``When Guest Workers Opt Not to Go Home; German Example Shows Some Migrant Policies Lead to Isolation, Poverty''
160(3)
Anti-Immigration Bumper Stickers
163(1)
Samuel P. Huntington, ``The Special Case of Mexican Immigration''
164(5)
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), ``MALDEF and LULAC Rebuke Samuel Huntington's Theories on Latino Immigrants and Call on America to Reaffirm Its Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Democracy''
169(6)
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, ``No Room at the Inn''
175(4)
Faisal Mahmood, Pakistanis Protesting France's Ban on the Hijab (photograph)
179(2)
Francis Fukuyama, ``Our Foreign Legions''
181(4)
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
185(1)
Writing Assignments
186(5)
Cultural Rights: Global Tensions Over Media, Technology, Music, Film, and Food
191(9)
Context for a Network of Issues
191(2)
Stakes and Stakeholders
193(3)
Student Voice: Experiencing Intercultural Exchange (Owen Johnson)
196(2)
International Voices Yeunhwa Jang from Korea Comments on American Fast Food
198(1)
Global Hot Spot: The Middle East
198(2)
Readings
200(80)
George Packer, ``When Here Sees There''
200(3)
The Economist, ``Behind the Digital Divide''
203(6)
Cover Image from the Economist
209(1)
Philippe Legrain, ``In Defense of Globalization: Why Cultural Exchange Is Still an Overwhelming Force for Good Globalization''
209(6)
Benjamin Barber, ``Brave New McWorld; Creative Destruction: How Globalization Is Changing the World's Cultures''
215(6)
Jane Poynter, ``Learning from One Another''
221(4)
Benjamin Compaine, ``Global Media''
225(8)
Henry Payne, ``Great Mall of China'' (cartoon)
233(1)
Henry Jenkins, ``Culture Goes Global''
234(3)
John Harris, ``The Bland Play On''
237(3)
Rajal Pitroda, ``Why Is Bollywood Obsessed with Producing `Crossover Films'?''
240(3)
David Adesnik, Marvel Comics and Manifest Destiny
243(3)
Jeevan J. Kang, Image from Spider-Man: India
246(2)
Eric Schlosser, ``Special Report on Slow Food''
248(3)
James L. Watson, ``China's Big Mac Attack''
251(13)
William Lalicker, Photos of Cultural Contact in China: Fast Food and Advertising (photographs)
264(2)
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
266(1)
Writing Assignments
267(4)
Human Rights: Trafficking of Women and Children and Forced Child Labor
271(9)
Context for a Network of Issues
271(3)
Stakes and Stakeholders
274(3)
Student Voice: Experiencing Human Rights Problems (Spencer Jones)
277(1)
International Voices
Testimony of a Child Domestic Worker in Zambia
278(1)
Testimony of a Trafficked Woman in the Sex Trade
278(1)
Global Hot Spot: The Balkans and Eastern Europe
279(1)
Readings
280(65)
David A. Feingold, ``Human Trafficking''
280(7)
Global Exchange, ``Fair Trade Chocolate and Cocoa: The Sweet Solution to Abusive Child Labor and Poverty''
287(1)
Mike Lester, ``Chinese Children and Harry Potter'' (cartoon)
288(1)
Nicholas D. Kristof, ``Put Your Money Where Their Mouths Are''
289(2)
Children's Forum (Special Session on Children---UNICEF), ``A World Fit for Us''
291(3)
Luc Novovitch, Chadian Eight-Year-Old Soldier Smoking (photograph)
294(2)
Joanna Busza, Sarah Castle, and Aisse Diarra, ``Trafficking and Health''
296(6)
The Independent, ``The Horrors of the International Sex Trade''
302(4)
International Organization for Migration, ``For Sale'' (poster)
306(1)
Kate Butcher, ``Confusion Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking''
307(3)
Human Rights Watch, LaShawn R. Jefferson, ``Letter to Colin Powell on the Trafficking in Persons Report 2003''
310(4)
John R. Miller, ``Slavery in 2004''
314(2)
Richard Poulin, ``Globalization and the Sex Trade: Trafficking and the Commodification of Women and Children''
316(10)
Human Trafficking.com, Law Enforcement Poster on Sex Trafficking
326(2)
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
328(1)
Writing Assignments
329(4)
Environmental Resources and Rights: Global Conflicts Over Water and Climate Change
333(12)
Context for a Network of Issues
333(3)
Stakes and Stakeholders
336(5)
Student Voice: Experiencing Water Scarcity (Malia Burns-Rozycki)
341(2)
International Voices
Comments from Water Authorities in Swaziland
343(1)
Global Hot Spot: Africa
344(1)
Readings
345(69)
Joshua Ortega, ``Water Wars: Bottling Up the World's Supply of H2O''
345(5)
Fredrik Segerfeldt, ``Private Water Saves Lives''
350(2)
Jeff Fleischer, ``Blue Gold: An Interview with Maude Barlow''
352(6)
Robert L. Ayers, ``Technology and Water: Looking for the Workaround''
358(9)
Council of Canadians' Blue Planet Project, ``Water Is a Human Right'' (handbill)
367(3)
Lester R. Brown, ``Learning from China: Why the Western Economic Model Will Not Work for the World''
370(3)
Wangari Muta Maathai, ``Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004''
373(8)
United Nations Environment Programme, ``Health and Environment'' (poster)
381(1)
Andrew Simms, ``Why We Owe So Much to Victims of Disaster''
381(4)
Patrick J. Michaels, ``Himalayan Snow Job''
385(3)
John Morris, ``Gentlemen, We Have a Dilemma'' (cartoon)
388(1)
Bjorn Lomborg, ``False Prophets, Bad Economics''
389(2)
Ross Gelbspan, ``Boiling Point: Nature Doesn't Compromise on Global Climate Change; Activists Must Not Either''
391(6)
Bill Greenhead, ``Environmental Hourglass'' (cartoon)
397(1)
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
398(2)
Writing Assignments
400(4)
Feeding Global Populations
404(10)
Context for a Network of Issues
404(2)
Stakes and Stakeholders
406(4)
Student Voice: Experiencing Problems with Food Production (Kevin Uhl)
410(2)
International Voices
Excerpts from Interviews with Farmers and Activists in Northern India
412(1)
Global Hot Spot: India
413(1)
Readings
414(87)
Scott Canon, ``Why You Can't Sit Down to Eat Without Making a Statement''
414(5)
United Nations Environment Programme, ``Health and Environment'' (poster)
419(2)
C. S. Prakash and Gregory Conko, ``Technology That Will Save Billions from Starvation''
421(8)
Peter M. Rosset, ``Transgenic Crops to Address Third World Hunger? A Critical Analysis''
429(14)
Syngenta, ``Organic Farming: Making an Informed Choice'' (brochure)
443(6)
Pedro Sanchez, ``The Next Green Revolution''
449(2)
Vandana Shiva, ``Gift of Food: How to Solve the Agricultural Crisis, the Health Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty''
451(6)
Cam Cardrow, ``Ethiopia'' (cartoon)
457(1)
Jennifer Wilkins, ``Think Globally, Eat Locally''
458(3)
Kirsten Schwind, ``Going Local on a Global Scale: Rethinking Food Trade in an Era of Climate Change, Dumping, and Rural Poverty''
461(6)
Heifer International, ``What If Cows Gave Milk in Peru?'' (poster)
467(2)
Danielle Nierenberg, ``Factory Farming in the Developing World''
469(10)
Dennis T. Avery and Tom Elam, ``Confinement Farming a Boon to the Third World''
479(3)
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
482(2)
Writing Assignments
484(4)
The Spread of Disease in the Global Community
488(13)
Context for a Network of Issues
488(3)
Stakes and Stakeholders
491(5)
Student Voice: Experiencing the SARS Epidemic (Mark Merin)
496(2)
International Voices
Oprah Winfrey's Interview with Nelson Mandela
498(1)
Bono's Commencement Address, University of Pennsylvania, May 17, 2004
499(1)
Global Hot Spot: Sub-Saharan Africa
499(2)
Readings
501(58)
Huang Xiangyang, ``SARS Accelerates Transparency in Government''
501(4)
Ann Marie Kimball, ``Fighting Human Infection in an Age of Globalization''
505(2)
Henry I. Miller, ``Some Hard Truths About Bird Flu''
507(3)
Barack Obama and Richard Lugar, ``Grounding a Pandemic''
510(3)
Olle Johansson, ``International AIDS Day'' (cartoon)
513(1)
Melinda Gates, ``AIDS and India''
514(4)
Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, ``Africa's Condom Conundrum: Fighting HIV in Africa''
518(4)
Raymond Downing, ``African Perspective on AIDS Crisis Differs from West''
522(6)
Gayle Smith, ``The Global Challenge of HIV/AIDS: Regional Destabilization, State Collapse and Possible New Breeding Grounds for Terrorism''
528(5)
AIDS Prevention Images from Africa (posters, billboard)
533(3)
Stephen Lewis, ``AIDS Has a Woman's Face''
536(4)
Jonathan Rauch, ``Bad Blood''
540(4)
Global AIDS Alliance, ``Accelerating Efforts to Achieve Universal Basic Education: A Critical Component of the Global AIDS Response''
544(9)
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
553(2)
Writing Assignments
555(4)
Glossary of Globalization Terms 559(7)
Films on Global Issues 566(3)
Answers to Chapter 1, ``Global Pursuit'' 569(1)
Credits 570(2)
Index 572


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