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This text uses sociological perspectives to examine the various dimensions of globalization, and the social problems of inequality, war and violence, and environmental sustainability that are occurring on a global scale. Clear writing and vivid examples help students to better understand their role as global citizens. The book is divided intothree parts: Part I focuses on the challenges of global inequalities: in life chances, wages and work, gender and education. Part IIfocuses on conflict and violence at all levels: from crime to politics, terrorism to war. Part III focuses on the issue of sustainability and the problems of urbanization, crowding and environmental destruction.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Global Century|
|Seeking an Equitable World: Issues of Inequality|
|Class: A World of Rich and Poor|
|Work: The Global Assembly Line|
|Gender and Family: Overburdened Women and Displaced Men|
|Education: Access and Success|
|Seeking a Peaceful World: Issues of Conflict|
|Crime: Fear in the Streets|
|War: States of Terror|
|Democracy and Human Rights: Having Our Say|
|Ethnicity and Religion: Deep Roots and Unholy Hate|
|Seeking a Sustainable World: Environmental Issues|
|Urbanization: Cities Without Limits|
|Population and Health: Only the Poor Die Young|
|Technology and Energy: Panacea or Pandoras Box?|
|Ecology: How Much Can One Planet Take?|
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