Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability / Edition 2

Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability / Edition 2

by Scott R. Sernau
     
 

This text uses sociological perspectives to examine the various dimensions of globalization, and 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 is divided into three

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Overview

This text uses sociological perspectives to examine the various dimensions of globalization, and 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 is divided into three parts:

Part I focuses on the challenges of global inequalities: in life chances, wages and work, gender and education.

Part II focuses on conflict and violence at all levels: from crime to politics, terrorism to war.

Part III focuses on the issue of sustainability and the problems of urbanization, crowding and environmental destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205578849
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the global century1
Ch. 1Class : a world of rich and poor7
Ch. 2Work : the global assembly line33
Ch. 3Gender and family : overburdened women and displaced men63
Ch. 4Education : access and success89
Ch. 5Crime : fear in the streets117
Ch. 6War : states of terror137
Ch. 7Democracy and human rights : having our say173
Ch. 8Ethnicity and religion : deep roots and unholy hate199
Ch. 9Urbanization : cities without limits225
Ch. 10Population and health : only the poor die young253
Ch. 11Technology and energy : Prometheus's fire or Pandora's box?291
Ch. 12Ecology : how much can one planet take?323
Conclusion : making a world of difference351

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