Social Problems of the Modern World A Reader

ISBN-10: 0534566820

ISBN-13: 9780534566821

Edition: 2000

Authors: Frances Moulder

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SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF THE MODERN WORLD: A READER provides Sociology instructors with a variety of readings in all of the areas covered in a typical Social Problems course. The reader uses a global perspective, in order to help students understand that the social problems faced by people in the U.S. and around the world are increasingly shaped by our common fate in this interconnected world. At the same time, at least half of the articles in each chapter focus on the U.S., in order to engage students with issues that are immediate and relevant to their own personal lives and the communities in which they live.
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List price: $126.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Miriam DeLone's research interests include political economy and social control; race, ethnicity, gender and sentencing; and corrections. Her teaching interests are in the area of minorities and crime; criminology; corrections; law and social control; nature of crime; and administration of justice.

Preface to the Instructor
Introduction to the Study of Global Social Problems
The Promise of Sociology
Open Veins of Latin America
When in Rome
Strategies for Changing Society
The World Economy and World Poverty
Tortilla Curtain
The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All
Why Can't People Feed Themselves?
Fair Trade: Buying and Selling for Justice
Democracy and Human Rights
376 Killed. Did the World Bank Know?
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Domestic Scene
Who Rules Now? American Elites in the 1990s
Jihad vs. McWorld
States of Bondage
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Three Voices on Gender: Being a Boy; Girl; He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy
The Burden of Womanhood
American Family Decline, 1960-1990
The Globetrotting Sneaker
Widows Banding Together
First They Came After the Homosexuals
Population Growth
How Many People Can the Earth Support?: The answers depend as much on social, cultural, economic and political choices as they do on constraints imposed by nature
Too Many Mouths to Feed
Gray Dawn: The Global Aging Crisis
Female Empowerment Leads to Fewer Births
With Iran Population Boom, Vasectomy Receives Blessing
Environmental Destruction
Easter's End
The Limits of the Earth
Childhood Cancer
A Pipeline Killing Field: Exploitation of Burma's Natural Gas
Border Patrol
War and Militarism
Child Soldiers
Bill Clinton's America: Arms Merchant to the World
Bringing the Cost to Light
Too Much Fun: Toys as Social Problems and the Interpretation of Culture
The Global Media
What Waco Stood For: Jokes as Popular Constructions of Social Problems
The Myth of a Liberal Media
Out of Africa!: Western Media Stereotypes Shape World's Portrait
All Power to the Conglomerate: If Information Is a Commodity, What Price Is International Understanding?
Northern Exposure: Canada Fights Cultural Dumping
Brave New World: Right to Communicate Reshapes Human Connections
Balance Bias with Critical Questions
The Cultural Survival of Indigenous Peoples
Our Homes Are Not Dumps: Creating Nuclear-Free Zones
Death of a People: Logging in the Penan Homeland
Indians in Brazil Wither in an Epidemic of Suicide
Looking for Indians
Like Tributaries to a River
How to Succeed in Business: Follow the Choctaws' Lead
Racial/Ethnic Conflicts and the Danger of Genocide
163 and Counting . . .: Hate Groups Find Home on the Net
Rwanda: Death, Despair and Defiance
The Outsider Looks In: Constructing Knowledge About American Collegiate Racism
Census and the Complex Issue of Race
Global Crime
Nothing Bad Happens to Good Girls
Who Benefits (and Who Doesn't)
A Year in Corporate Crime
Pay Now, Pay Later: States Impose Prison Peonage
Japanese Say No to Crime: Tough Methods, at a Price
World Health
Death Without Weeping: Has Poverty Ravaged Mother Love in the Shantytowns of Brazil?
Essential Drugs in Bangladesh: The Ups and Downs of a Policy
The Resurgence of Infectious Diseases
Sense and Sanitation
Prospects for the Future
The Civil Society Sector
Global Women's Movements: A World System Perspective
Places to Intervene in a System: In Increasing Order of Effectiveness
Possibilities and Limits of U.S. Microenterprise Development for Creating Good Jobs and Increasing the Incomes of the Poor
Redefining Leadership
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