Beyond Borders Thinking Critically about Global Issues

ISBN-10: 0716773899

ISBN-13: 9780716773894

Edition: 2006

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List price: $84.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 618
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Meet the Players
Putting Things in Perspective
The Function of Maps
Are Things What They Seem to Be? Reading Maps and Statistics
Gender Issues in Labour Statistics
Fracturing Binarisms: First and Third Worlds
One-Third/Two-Thirds Worlds
How Textbooks Around the World Portray U.S. History: The Monroe Doctrine and Manifest Destiny
Lapulapu and Magellan
Mass Media: For the Many, by the Few
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Colonialism and Its Legacy
Empire as a Way of Life
How It Began
Eurocentrism
The Legacy of Colonialism
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Colonialism in Africa, 1914 (map)
Open Veins of Latin America
Women, Colonisation, and Racism
The Myth of Catching-up Development
The Second Coming of Columbus: Piracy Through Patents
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Constructing Difference: Creating "Other" Identities
Assigning Value to Difference
Hatred Written on the Body
Stories from Rwanda
Construction of an Enemy
On Being South Asian in North America
Dislocated Identities: Reflections of an Arab Jew
Old and New Identities
Sexual Identities: Western Imperialism?
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Patriarchy and Domination
The Patriarchal Family
The Foundation of Gender Identity: Garaba, Relational Connectivity, and Patriarchy
Gender, Race, and Class in Silicon Valley
Daughters and Generals in the Politics of the Globalized Sneaker
Violence Against Women
Culture of Honor, Culture of Change: A Feminist Analysis of Honor Killings in Rural Turkey
The Connection Between Militarism and Violence Against Women
The Impact of Political Conflict on Women: The Case of Afghanistan
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Poverty, Inequality, and Structural Violence
Inequality in the Global Village
Poverty and Inequality in the Global Economy
Is World Poverty Falling?
A Critical Look at Measurements of Economic Progress
The Current State of Global Health
Macroeconomics of Health: No Health Available at $7.50 per Person per Year
Suffering and Structural Violence
Testimony by FannyAnn Eddy at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights
Facts on Child Labour
World Poverty and Hunger Fact Sheet
Women and the Poor: The Challenge of Global Justice
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Transnational Institutions and the Global Economy
Globalization and Its Discontents: The Promise of Global Institutions
Race, Poverty, and Globalization
On the Backs of Women and Children
Privatization and Urban Issues: A Global Perspective
Plunder and Profit
The WTO and Globalization
The Globalization of Poverty
Shall We Leave It to the Experts?
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Globalization in Everyday Life
The Human Face of Economics in Argentina
The Maquila in Guatemala: Facts and Trends
Plan Puebla Panama
GE Goes South
Ground Down in the Fields: Coffee and State Authority in Colombia
Latin American Indigenous Movements in the Context of Globalization
Globalization and the Caribbean
Debts, Reforms, and Social Services in Africa
The Impact of Water Privatization on South African Women
Water Privatization Charts
Global Apartheid: AIDS and Murder by Patent
The Chad-Cameroon Pipeline
Squeezed by Debt and Time, Mothers Ship Babies to China
Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
Exporting Harm: The High Tech Trashing of Asia
The Globalized Village
Your Farm Subsidies Are Strangling Us
How Europe Sows Misery in Africa
India's Poor Starve as Wheat Rots
The Crisis of Potato Growers in U.P.
Study Finds TV Trims Fiji Girls' Body Image and Eating Habits
The World Bank and the "Next Green Revolution": Devastating IMF/World Bank Sponsored Environmental Projects in the Name of Progress
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Toward a More Equitable Future: Grassroots Movements for Social Change
Small Is Beautiful: Airports, McDonald's, and Hypermarkets in Mexico
Building Water Democracy: People's Victory Against Coca-Cola in Plachimada
Nigerian Women Win Out Against Oil Giants
The New Student Movement
Filipino Dump Activists Turn Waste into Wealth
The Grameen Bank
A Sampling of NGOs Working for Social Change
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion
Afterword
The Cost of American Privilege
Index
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