Global Perspectives A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues

ISBN-10: 0131892606

ISBN-13: 9780131892606

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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Description: For courses in International Relations and any social science course that is designed to introduce students to world issues, in departments of anthropology, sociology, history, or political science. This book provides a multidisciplinary vocabulary for explaining general issues and trends facing the contemporary world involving cultural diversity, economic development, the natural environment, and international peace and violence. It affords equal time to the analysis of global issues using alternative perspectives. Eight major case studiesone for each of the central issues exploredencourage the application of concepts and perspectives presented in the narrative. It is the perfect compliment to any introductory IR text.

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Introduction to the Modern World
Perceptions of the World
The Physical World
The Political World
The Ethnic World
Emergence of the Modern World
The World in 1350
Early European Expansion - 1400s to early 1600
Later European Expansion 1600s to early 1900s
Definition of the Modern State
Trends of the Post World War II World
US Leadership
The Soviet Challenge
The End of Colonialism
Increasing Interconnections
Globalization
Exponential Increases in International Economic Transactions
Integration of International/Global Economic Decision Making
Strengthened Political International Governmental Organizations
Increases in International Non-governmental Contacts and Communication
Ethniticity and Global Diversity
Culture: The Definition of Humanity
Culture Change
Culture and Economic Adaptations
Cultures, Sub-Cultures and Other Cultural Classifications
Ethnic Groups
Indigenous Peoples
Immigration
"Races."
Gender
Classes
Reactions to Diversity
Ethnocentrism
Cultural Relativity
Racism and Sexism
Case Study: Female Genital Surgery
Ethnocentrism
Gender/Sex
Summary
Perspectives on Ethnicity and Global Diversity
Globalism
Assimilation
Acculturation
Syncretism
State Primacy
Patriotism
Subjugation
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