Global Problems The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability

ISBN-10: 0205863531
ISBN-13: 9780205863532
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: Scott R. Sernau
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List price: $117.47
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/6/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 408
Size: 6.40" wide x 8.90" long x 6.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205863531 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205863532

Scott Sernau is Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, South Bend where he regularly teaches Social Inequality, International Inequalities, Sociology of the Family, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Problems, Mexican Culture and Society, and Urban Society. He has received a number of teaching awards including the IUSB Distinguished Teaching Award and the IU Sylvia Bowman Award for distinguished teaching. He is editor of the ASA Teaching Resources Guide: Social Stratification Courses: Syllabi and Instructional Materials and his several previous books include Economies of Exclusion: Underclass Poverty and Labor Market Change in Mexico (Praeger).

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: Prometheus's Fire or Pandora's Box?
Ecology: How Much Can One Planet Take?
Preface
The Call of the World
Empires in Collision
Making a World System
Plan of the Book
Seeking an Equitable World: Issues of Inequality
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
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
Gender and Family: Overburdened Women and Displaced Men
Nietzsche Undone: From Superman to Supermom
Global Family Changes
Half the Sky
Education: Access and Success
Brazil
The Foundations of Education
And Who Will Care for the Children?
Education around the World
Opening Doors, Opening Minds
Seeking a Peaceful World: Issues of Conflict
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
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?
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
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
Seeking a Sustainable World: Environmental Issues
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
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
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
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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