BN.com Gift Guide

Contemporary Readings in Globalization / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$36.44
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$25.80
(Save 35%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 95%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $16.94   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   

Overview

"It is interesting and well-written and should generate some student discussion...The “Questions” box at the end of each article is well-placed and is welcome."

TEACHING SOCIOLOGY

Cutting-edge readings on current global topics

Courses on globalization have spread rapidly across the social science curriculum, mirroring the ever-growing global nature of our daily lives. This reader has been designed with this specific course in mind and allows undergraduate students to read about the major topics in globalization in the words of the original authors.

Readings have been selected from several well respected journals as well as from the popular press. The journal articles, including many selections from SAGE social science journals, have been edited to make them more user-friendly for the undergraduate student. Key themes include the topics of inequality, education, conflict, health, energy, and environment as they relate to globalization

Key Features

  • A topic guide provides context for the readings, thus aiding the instructor to better integrate the material into the course
  • Well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the student
  • Discussion questions for each article reinforce student comprehension
  • A list of additional Internet links is provided to offer further resources in areas of interest
This new series of readers offer a tremendous amount of value for an instructor looking to bring real-world examples into the globalization course.

Intended Audience
Developed to be an effective compilation of readings for numerous courses taught in departments of sociology, anthropology, history, political science and global studies, this book will enhance any introductory level to upper-division special topics course focused on contemporary global issues.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Teaching Sociology
"It is interesting and well-written and should generate some student discussion...The “Questions” box at the end of each article is well-placed and is welcome. "— Dale R. Howard
TEACHING SOCIOLOGY - Dale R. Howard

"It is interesting and well-written and should generate some student discussion...The “Questions” box at the end of each article is well-placed and is welcome."

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412944717
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/11/2007
  • Series: Contemporary Readings Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Sernau is professor of sociology and director of International Programs at Indiana University, South Bend, where he regularly teaches social inequality, international inequalities, sustainability and urban society. He has received multiple campus and university awards for distinguished teaching and distinguished service to teaching and learning. He is editor of Contemporary Readings in Globalization (SAGE) and his previous books include: Economies of Exclusion (Praeger), Critical Choices (Oxford), Bound: Living in the Globalized World (Stylus), and Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace and Sustainability (Pearson).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: A CHANGING WORLD
1. Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay. - Pranab Bardhan. Journal of South Asian Development. Vol. 1 No. 1 2006.
2. The Wal-Mart You Don’t Know. - Charles Fishman. Fast Company. December 2003.
3. The Radical Thesis on Globalization and the Case of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. - Steve Ellner. Latin American Perspectives. Vol. 29 No. 6. 2002.
4. A Coffee Connoisseur on a Mission. - Michaele Weissman. The New York Times. June 22, 2006.
5. The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. - David Korten. Yes! Magazine. Summer 2006.
SECTION 2: INEQUALITY AND POVERTY
6. Always With Us: Jeffrey Sachs plan to eliminate poverty. - John Cassidy. New Yorker. April 11, 2005.
7. Born into Bondage. - Paul Raffaele. Smithsonian. September 2005.
8. Pulling Rickshaws in the City of Dhaka. - Sharifa Begum and Binayak Sen. Environment and Urbanization. Vol. 17 No. 2 2002.
9. The Good Samaritans: Melinda Gates, Bono, and Bill Gates. - Nancy Gibbs. Time. January 2, 2006.
10. Violencia Femicida: Violence Against Women and Mexico’s Structural Crisis. - Mercedes Olivera. Latin American Perspectives Vol. 33, No. 2. 2006.
11. How One Company Brought Hope to the Poor. - Marco Visscher. Ode Magazine. April 2005.
SECTION 3: EDUCATION
12. The Right to Education in a Globalized World. - Ronald Lindahl. Journal of Studies in International Education. Vol. 10 No. 1 Spring 2006.
13. Breaking Down Notions of Us and Them: Answering Globalization with Global Learning. - Angelo Carfagna. FDU Magazine. Spring 2006.
14. A Would-Be Pilot, Hitting Turbulence on the Ground. - Michael Wines. The New York Times. April 30, 2005.
SECTION 4: CONFLICT
15. France: The Riots and the Republic. - Graham Murray. Race and Class Vol. 47 No. 2. 2006.
16. Torture: The Struggle Over a Peremptory Norm in a Counter-Terrorist Era. - Rosemary Foot. International Relations, Vol. 20, No 2. 2006.
17. Peace and Democracy for Haiti: A UN Mission Impossible? - David M. Malone. International Relations, Vol. 20, No. 2. 2006.
18. Globalization and the Study of International Security. - Victor D. Cha. Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 37, No. 3. 2000.
19. The Biggest Failure: A new approach to help the world’s internally displaced people. - Ray Wilkinson. Vol 4 No 141. 2006.
SECTION 5: HEALTH
20. Outsourcing Your Heart. - Unmesh Kher. Time Magazine. May 21, 2006.
21. Rumor, Fear and Fatigue Hinder Final Push to End Polio. - Celia W. Dugger and Donald. G. McNeil, Jr. The New York Times. March 20, 2006.
22. AIDS and Health-Policy Responses in European Welfare States. - Monika Steffen. Journal of European Social Policy Vol. 14. 2004
23. US Plan to Lure Nurses May Hurt Poor Nations. - Celia W. Dugger. The New York Times. May 24, 2006.
SECTION 6: ENERGY
24. Exploitation of Energy Resources in Africa. - Julia Maxted. Journal of Developing Societies Vol. 22, No. 1. 2006.
25. While Washington Slept. - Mark Hertsgaard. Vanity Fair. May 2006.
26. Some Convenient Truths: stopping global warming. - Gregg Easterbrook. The Atlantic. September 2006.
SECTION 7: Shah M. Tarzi, Sociology Department, Bradley University, 1501 West Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625, ENVIRONMENT
27. A Financial Framework for Reducing Slums: Lessons from Experience in Latin America. - Bruce Ferguson and Jesus Navarrete. Environment and Urbanization, 2003. SAGE Publications.
28. Tropic of Answer: Ecotourism. - Charles Munn. Grist Magazine. April 14, 2006.
29. Strangers in the Forest. - Lawrence Osborne. New Yorker. April 18, 2005
30. In American Waters. - Scott Sernau. IU International News. Spring 2006.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)