Beyond Borders Thinking Critically About Global Issues

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  • Copyright: 2005-08-04
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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In a style reminiscent of Paula Rothenberg's acclaimed bestsellerRace, Class, and Gender in the United States,Beyond Bordersprovides a series of articles drawn from a variety of disciplines, written by scholars, activists, and policymakers from around the worldall carefully presented in historical perspective. While other texts focus on specific events, issues, or regions,Beyond Bordersprovides a wide array of selections that explore the dynamic complexities of life in our global villages.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Meet the Playersp. xxi
Putting Things in Perspectivep. 1
The Function of Mapsp. 7
Are Things What They Seem to Be? Reading Maps and Statisticsp. 16
Gender Issues in Labour Statisticsp. 27
Fracturing Binarisms: First and Third Worldsp. 37
One-Third/Two-Thirds Worldsp. 41
How Textbooks Around the World Portray U.S. History: The Monroe Doctrine and Manifest Destinyp. 44
Lapulapu and Magellanp. 58
Mass Media: For the Many, by the Fewp. 60
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussionp. 73
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 73
Colonialism and Its Legacyp. 75
Empire as a Way of Lifep. 81
How It Beganp. 88
Eurocentrismp. 97
The Legacy of Colonialismp. 99
How Europe Underdeveloped Africap. 107
Colonialism in Africa, 1914 (map)p. 126
Open Veins of Latin Americap. 127
Women, Colonisation, and Racismp. 142
The Myth of Catching-up Developmentp. 150
The Second Coming of Columbus: Piracy Through Patentsp. 158
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussionp. 164
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 165
Constructing Difference: Creating "Other" Identitiesp. 167
Assigning Value to Differencep. 173
Hatred Written on the Bodyp. 180
Stories from Rwandap. 195
Construction of an Enemyp. 205
On Being South Asian in North Americap. 209
Dislocated Identities: Reflections of an Arab Jewp. 216
Old and New Identitiesp. 220
Sexual Identities: Western Imperialism?p. 224
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussionp. 245
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 246
Patriarchy and Dominationp. 247
The Patriarchal Familyp. 253
The Foundation of Gender Identity: Garaba, Relational Connectivity, and Patriarchyp. 256
Gender, Race, and Class in Silicon Valleyp. 264
Daughters and Generals in the Politics of the Globalized Sneakerp. 271
Violence Against Womenp. 278
Culture of Honor, Culture of Change: A Feminist Analysis of Honor Killings in Rural Turkeyp. 288
The Connection Between Militarism and Violence Against Womenp. 307
The Impact of Political Conflict on Women: The Case of Afghanistanp. 311
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussionp. 315
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 316
Poverty, Inequality, and Structural Violencep. 317
Inequality in the Global Villagep. 323
Poverty and Inequality in the Global Economyp. 330
Is World Poverty Falling?p. 340
A Critical Look at Measurements of Economic Progressp. 346
The Current State of Global Healthp. 356
Macroeconomics of Health: No Health Available at $7.50 per Person per Yearp. 364
Suffering and Structural Violencep. 368
Testimony by FannyAnn Eddy at the U.N. Commission on Human Rightsp. 394
Facts on Child Labourp. 396
World Poverty and Hunger Fact Sheetp. 398
Women and the Poor: The Challenge of Global Justicep. 400
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussionp. 409
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 409
Transnational Institutions and the Global Economyp. 411
Globalization and Its Discontents: The Promise of Global Institutionsp. 419
Race, Poverty, and Globalizationp. 432
On the Backs of Women and Childrenp. 437
Privatization and Urban Issues: A Global Perspectivep. 440
Plunder and Profitp. 446
The WTO and Globalizationp. 449
The Globalization of Povertyp. 453
Shall We Leave It to the Experts?p. 461
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussionp. 468
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 469
Globalization in Everyday Lifep. 471
The Human Face of Economics in Argentinap. 477
The Maquila in Guatemala: Facts and Trendsp. 481
Plan Puebla Panamap. 488
GE Goes Southp. 490
Ground Down in the Fields: Coffee and State Authority in Colombiap. 493
Latin American Indigenous Movements in the Context of Globalizationp. 498
Globalization and the Caribbeanp. 505
Debts, Reforms, and Social Services in Africap. 507
The Impact of Water Privatization on South African Womenp. 509
Water Privatization Chartsp. 515
Global Apartheid: AIDS and Murder by Patentp. 517
The Chad-Cameroon Pipelinep. 523
Squeezed by Debt and Time, Mothers Ship Babies to Chinap. 526
Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economyp. 530
Exporting Harm: The High Tech Trashing of Asiap. 540
The Globalized Villagep. 542
Your Farm Subsidies Are Strangling Usp. 545
How Europe Sows Misery in Africap. 547
India's Poor Starve as Wheat Rotsp. 551
The Crisis of Potato Growers in U.P.p. 554
Study Finds TV Trims Fiji Girls' Body Image and Eating Habitsp. 558
The World Bank and the "Next Green Revolution": Devastating IMF/World Bank Sponsored Environmental Projects in the Name of Progressp. 561
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussionp. 570
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 571
Toward a More Equitable Future: Grassroots Movements for Social Changep. 573
Small Is Beautiful: Airports, McDonald's, and Hypermarkets in Mexicop. 577
Building Water Democracy: People's Victory Against Coca-Cola in Plachimadap. 580
Nigerian Women Win Out Against Oil Giantsp. 584
The New Student Movementp. 585
Filipino Dump Activists Turn Waste into Wealthp. 591
The Grameen Bankp. 594
A Sampling of NGOs Working for Social Changep. 598
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussionp. 602
Afterwordp. 603
The Cost of American Privilegep. 603
Indexp. 607
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