Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically about Global Issues / Edition 1

Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically about Global Issues / Edition 1

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by Paula S. Rothenberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0716773899

ISBN-13: 2900716773893

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Worth Publishers

At a time when events anywhere in the world have the potential to impact almost instantaneously on life in the most remote hamlet, village, or town, it is essential that students learn how to think globally. Paula Rothenberg's Beyond Borders is an interdisciplinary collection that brings today's most pressing issues into the classroom. Designed to help prepare today's

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At a time when events anywhere in the world have the potential to impact almost instantaneously on life in the most remote hamlet, village, or town, it is essential that students learn how to think globally. Paula Rothenberg's Beyond Borders is an interdisciplinary collection that brings today's most pressing issues into the classroom. Designed to help prepare today's college students to assume their roles as members of an increasingly global community, this powerful collection includes 82 articles written by today's leading scholars, activists, and policymakers from around the world. In the tradition of Rothenberg's other widely acclaimed college texts, these highly readable, often gripping, articles are presented within a conceptual framework that encourages a thoughtful understanding of the complexities that have given rise to the issues they address. It has never been more important for students to learn to think critically about the world and their place in it. Beyond Borders is designed to help create such classroom conversations in courses across the disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900716773893
Publisher:
Worth Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
618

Table of Contents

Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxix
Meet the Playersxxi
Part 1Putting Things in Perspective1
1The Function of Maps7
2Are Things What They Seem to Be? Reading Maps and Statistics16
3Gender Issues in Labour Statistics27
4Fracturing Binarisms: First and Third Worlds37
5One-Third/Two-Thirds Worlds41
6How Textbooks Around the World Portray U.S. History: The Monroe Doctrine and Manifest Destiny44
7Lapulapu and Magellan58
8Mass Media: For the Many, by the Few60
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion73
Suggestions for Further Reading73
Part 2Colonialism and Its Legacy75
1Empire as a Way of Life81
2How It Began88
3Eurocentrism97
4The Legacy of Colonialism99
5How Europe Underdeveloped Africa107
6Colonialism in Africa, 1914 (map)126
7Open Veins of Latin America127
8Women, Colonisation, and Racism142
9The Myth of Catching-up Development150
10The Second Coming of Columbus: Piracy Through Patents158
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion164
Suggestions for Further Reading165
Part 3Constructing Difference: Creating "Other" Identities167
1Assigning Value to Difference173
2Hatred Written on the Body180
3Stories from Rwanda195
4Construction of an Enemy205
5On Being South Asian in North America209
6Dislocated Identities: Reflections of an Arab Jew216
7Old and New Identities220
8Sexual Identities: Western Imperialism?224
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion245
Suggestions for Further Reading246
Part 4Patriarchy and Domination247
1The Patriarchal Family253
2The Foundation of Gender Identity: Garaba, Relational Connectivity, and Patriarchy256
3Gender, Race, and Class in Silicon Valley264
4Daughters and Generals in the Politics of the Globalized Sneaker271
5Violence Against Women278
6Culture of Honor, Culture of Change: A Feminist Analysis of Honor Killings in Rural Turkey288
7The Connection Between Militarism and Violence Against Women307
8The Impact of Political Conflict on Women: The Case of Afghanistan311
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion315
Suggestions for Further Reading316
Part 5Poverty, Inequality, and Structural Violence317
1Inequality in the Global Village323
2Poverty and Inequality in the Global Economy330
3Is World Poverty Falling?340
4A Critical Look at Measurements of Economic Progress346
5The Current State of Global Health356
6Macroeconomics of Health: No Health Available at $7.50 per Person per Year364
7Suffering and Structural Violence368
8Testimony by FannyAnn Eddy at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights394
9Facts on Child Labour396
10World Poverty and Hunger Fact Sheet398
11Women and the Poor: The Challenge of Global Justice400
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion409
Suggestions for Further Reading409
Part 6Transnational Institutions and the Global Economy411
1Globalization and Its Discontents: The Promise of Global Institutions419
2Race, Poverty, and Globalization432
3On the Backs of Women and Children437
4Privatization and Urban Issues: A Global Perspective440
5Plunder and Profit446
6The WTO and Globalization449
7The Globalization of Poverty453
8Shall We Leave It to the Experts?461
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion468
Suggestions for Further Reading469
Part 7Globalization in Everyday Life471
1The Human Face of Economics in Argentina477
2The Maquila in Guatemala: Facts and Trends481
3Plan Puebla Panama488
4GE Goes South490
5Ground Down in the Fields: Coffee and State Authority in Colombia493
6Latin American Indigenous Movements in the Context of Globalization498
7Globalization and the Caribbean505
8Debts, Reforms, and Social Services in Africa507
9The Impact of Water Privatization on South African Women509
10Water Privatization Charts515
11Global Apartheid: AIDS and Murder by Patent517
12The Chad-Cameroon Pipeline523
13Squeezed by Debt and Time, Mothers Ship Babies to China526
14Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy530
15Exporting Harm: The High Tech Trashing of Asia540
16The Globalized Village542
17Your Farm Subsidies Are Strangling Us545
18How Europe Sows Misery in Africa547
19India's Poor Starve as Wheat Rots551
20The Crisis of Potato Growers in U.P.554
21Study Finds TV Trims Fiji Girls' Body Image and Eating Habits558
22The World Bank and the "Next Green Revolution": Devastating IMF/World Bank Sponsored Environmental Projects in the Name of Progress561
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion570
Suggestions for Further Reading571
Part 8Toward a More Equitable Future: Grassroots Movements for Social Change573
1Small Is Beautiful: Airports, McDonald's, and Hypermarkets in Mexico577
2Building Water Democracy: People's Victory Against Coca-Cola in Plachimada580
3Nigerian Women Win Out Against Oil Giants584
4The New Student Movement585
5Filipino Dump Activists Turn Waste into Wealth591
6The Grameen Bank594
A Sampling of NGOs Working for Social Change598
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion602
Afterword603
The Cost of American Privilege603
Index607

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Beyond Borders- Thinking Critically About Global Issues was an extremely informative book. It discussed a wide range of topics that are going on in the world today. The style of writing was very unique from other books that I have read. I read it for a class, and found myself reading further, just because of the different issues discussed. It stimulates outside the box thinking, and makes the reader extremely aware of issues that are taking place globally.
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