Globalization : The Transformation of Social Worlds

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2008-02-18
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This popular and thought-provoking reader collects 42 interesting and highly relevant articles that explore the process of globalization and how it shapes societies and groups. Particular focus is placed on the United States, its role in the globalization process, and whether the effects of globalization can be viewed as beneficial or harmful to society. The articles, which reflect a wide variety of concerns and perspectives, are drawn from both scholarly and popular sources.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Globalization: An Introductionp. 1
Dimensions of Globalizationp. 10
Globalisationp. 11
The World Is Flatp. 18
Globalization and Its Specterp. 23
Heavy Traffic: International Migration in an Era of Globalizationp. 31
Dimensions of Globalizationp. 37
Debating Globalizationp. 43
Why the World Isn't Flatp. 45
Globalization: Wonder Land or Waste Land?p. 51
Free Markets and Povertyp. 59
NAFTA at 10: Where Do We Go from Here?p. 64
Economic Globalizationp. 68
The ABCs of the Global Economyp. 70
Maytag Moves to Mexicop. 81
The Sweat Behind the Shirt: The Labor History of a Gap Sweatshirtp. 86
Double Jeopardy: Gender and Migration in Electronics Manufacturingp. 87
Globalization and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights in the United Statesp. 99
Making Globalization Work: The Multinational Corporationp. 106
Political Globalizationp. 117
Globalism's Discontentsp. 119
Navigating the Ethics of Globalizationp. 130
Why Mexico's Small Corn Farmers Go Hungryp. 137
Binational Citizens: Mexican Migrants Are Challenging Old Ideas about Assimilationp. 139
Cultural Globalizationp. 145
Global Culture: Sameness or Difference?p. 147
The Place of Community in Globalizationp. 151
Empires of the Senselessp. 156
The Restructuring of Social Arrangements: Gender, Families, and Relationshipsp. 163
Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economyp. 165
The Care Crisis in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Families in the New Global Economyp. 175
Global Cities and Survival Circuitsp. 187
Masculinities and Globalizationp. 209
The Globalization of Terrorp. 224
Globalizing Hatep. 226
The Car-Bomb: Terror's Globalisationp. 231
The Threat of Global State Terrorism: Retail vs Wholesale Terrorp. 234
The Globalization of Social Problemsp. 240
The Underground Webp. 242
Big Tobaccop. 252
Explosive Revelation$p. 266
No Way Outp. 275
21st Century Slavesp. 281
Climate Refugees: Global Warming Will Spur Migrationp. 289
Global Warming: Population Transfers Ignoredp. 291
Changing Global Structures: Resistance and Social Movementsp. 295
Globalization and Social Movementsp. 298
Globalization and Racializationp. 317
Hunger on the Border: Interview with Julia Quinonesp. 323
Students Against Sweatshopsp. 328
The Rise of Food Democracyp. 334
Cyberfeminism, Technology, and International "Development"p. 338
Websitesp. 351
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