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

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Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability examines 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, current examples help readers to better understand their roles as global citizens.
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Thank you to the following reviewers:

Christopher Whitsel North Dakota State University
Gerald Titchener Des Moines Area Community College
Stephen Sills University of North Carolina Greensboro
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205578849
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/9/2009
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Sernau (Ph.D., Cornell University) is Professor of Sociology and Director of International Programs at Indiana University South Bend where he regularly teaches courses on social inequality, urban society, sustainability and global issues. He has taught in Mexico, in France and aboard ship on global voyages with the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program. He is the author of Economies of Exclusion: Underclass Poverty and Labor Market Change in Mexico; Critical Choices: Applying Sociological Insight in Your Life, Family, and Community; Bound: Living in the Globalized World, and Social Inequalities in a Global Age as well as editor of Contemporary Readings in Globalization. He has won six trustee’s teaching awards, as well as the Sylvia Bowman Award for Distinguished Teaching and the PA Mack Award for Distinguished Service to Teaching. He serves on the steering committee of the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, the board of the IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future, and the board of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the global century 1
Ch. 1 Class : a world of rich and poor 7
Ch. 2 Work : the global assembly line 33
Ch. 3 Gender and family : overburdened women and displaced men 63
Ch. 4 Education : access and success 89
Ch. 5 Crime : fear in the streets 117
Ch. 6 War : states of terror 137
Ch. 7 Democracy and human rights : having our say 173
Ch. 8 Ethnicity and religion : deep roots and unholy hate 199
Ch. 9 Urbanization : cities without limits 225
Ch. 10 Population and health : only the poor die young 253
Ch. 11 Technology and energy : Prometheus's fire or Pandora's box? 291
Ch. 12 Ecology : how much can one planet take? 323
Conclusion : making a world of difference 351
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