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Global Problems : The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780205841776

ISBN10:
0205841775
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/21/2012
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

Exploring social problems on a global scale This text uses social science perspectives to examine the various dimensions of globalization, 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 was designed for courses such as Global Issues, Contemporary Problems, Social Problems, Social Stratification, World Cultures, and Social Change. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand social problems on a global scale - from inequalities to sustainability See the interconnections of the world and people throughout the world Learn about issues with a multinational and multidisciplinary approach, so readers will be able to have a broader understanding of the subject Note:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205863531 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205863532

Author Biography

Scott Sernau (Ph.D., Cornell University) is Professor of Sociology and Director of International Programs at Indiana University South Bend where he regularly teaches courses on social inequality, urban society, sustainability and global issues.  He has taught in Mexico, in France and aboard ship on global voyages with the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program.   He is the author of Economies of Exclusion: Underclass Poverty and Labor Market Change in Mexico; Critical Choices: Applying Sociological Insight in Your Life, Family, and Community; Bound: Living in the Globalized World, and Social Inequalities in a Global Age as well as editor of  Contemporary Readings in Globalization.  He has won six trustee’s teaching awards, as well as the Sylvia Bowman Award for Distinguished Teaching and the PA Mack Award for Distinguished Service to Teaching.  He serves on the steering committee of the  IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, the board of the IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future, and the board of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. 

 

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE



BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part I: Seeking an Equitable World: Issues of Inequality
Chapter 1:  Class: A World of Rich and Poor
Chapter 2:  Work: The Global Assembly Line
Chapter 3:  Gender and Family: Overburdened Women and Displaced Men
Chapter 4:  Education: Access and Success
 
Part II: Seeking a Peaceful World: Issues of Conflict
Chapter 5:  Crime: Fear in the Streets                                                      
Chapter 6:  War: States of Terror                                                              
Chapter 7:  Democracy and Human Rights: Having Our Say        
Chapter 8:  Ethnicity and Religion: Deep Roots and Unholy Hate
 
Part III: Seeking a Sustainable World: Environmental Issues
Chapter 9:   Urbanization: Cities without Limits                                     
Chapter 10: Population and Health: Only the Poor Die Young          
Chapter 11: Technology and Energy: Prometheus’s Fire or Pandora’s Box?    
Chapter 12: Ecology: How Much Can One Planet Take?         


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Preface           

The Call of the World             
Empires in Collision               
Making a World System        
Plan of the Book   
   
Part I: Seeking an Equitable World: Issues of Inequality
                                               
Chapter 1: Class: A World of Rich and Poor
The Global Divide
Theories of Class and Economy            
Economic Development: Modernization and Dependency Theories               
Ending Extreme Poverty: Markets and Beyond
Humanizing Development      
 
Chapter 2: Work: The Global Assembly Line
The Division of Labor             
The New Frontier: From Hudson’s Bay to Land’s End     
Made by Small Hands              
A Trade Free-for-All               
Ordering the World Market 
Trade that is Fair for All        
 
Chapter 3: Gender and Family: Overburdened Women and Displaced Men
Nietzsche Undone: From Superman to Supermom           
Global Family Changes           
Half the Sky
 
Chapter 4: Education: Access and Success                                           
Brazil       
The Foundations of Education               
And Who Will Care for the Children?               
Education around the World  
Opening Doors, Opening Minds            
 
Part II: Seeking a Peaceful World: Issues of Conflict

 

Chapter 5: Crime: Fear in the Streets                                                      
Seeking Security    
Street Crime and Youth Violence        
International Drug Trade      
Incarceration around the World           
International Crime Cartels                 
In Search of Opportunity and Order    
 
Chapter 6: War: States of Terror                                                              
How States Made War and War Made States     
From Limited War to Total War to Cold War   
From World War to Regional Conflict               
The Global Arms Trade          
Weapons of Mass Destruction              
Military Expenditures             
The Last Great War?             
 
Chapter 7: Democracy and Human Rights: Having Our Say        
Nationalism and the Nation—State        
From Bands to States              
Nationalism and Independence              
Democracy and Its Alternatives            
“Dirty Wars”: When Democracy Degenerates
The Right to Be Fully Human               
 
Chapter 8: Ethnicity and Religion: Deep Roots and Unholy Hate
Ethnicity: Ties That Bind and Divide   
Faith and Fervor: Religious Diversity 
Ethnicity, Religion, and Power              
Identity and International Terrorism  
Alternatives to Terror             
 
Part III: Seeking a Sustainable World: Environmental Issues

 

Chapter 9: Urbanization: Cities without Limits                                     
The Urban Millennium: Worldwide Urbanization             
World Cities             
Cities as Dynamos: Central Places and Hyperurbanization           
The Shape of Urban Life         
The Shape of the City              
Seeking Livable Cities           
 
Chapter 10: Population and Health: Only the Poor Die Young          
World Population Estimates: Counting Heads  
Marx and Malthus: The Population Bomb Debate             
Demographic Transition Theory          
Population Control  
Migration  
Disease      
Health Care Reform
Living Well, Staying Well     
 
Chapter 11: Technology and Energy: Prometheus’s Fire or Pandora’s Box?    
Power Surge: The Advance of Technology          
Energy: Fire from Above and Below
Chariots of Fire: Automobiles and Transport
Turning Down the Heat: Global Warming and Appropriate Technology   

  

Chapter 12: Ecology: How Much Can One Planet Take?
Food: We Are What We Eat  
Pollution    
Deforestation and Desertification        
Who Invited You? Invasive Species      
Ecology and Economy: The Search for Sustainable Futures           
 
References          
Index     



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