Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds / Edition 3

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This popular and thought-provoking reader collects interesting and insightful articles that explore the process of globalization and how it shapes societies and groups. The articles, which reflect a wide variety of concerns and perspectives, are drawn from both scholarly and popular sources

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111301583
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/24/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 254,371
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Stanley Eitzen (Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1968) is professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University. He is author or co-author of seventeen books, many of which are in multiple editions. His books that fit with this book are: SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Eighth Edition, (Allyn and Bacon, 2000); SOLUTIONS TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS: LESSONS FROM OTHER SOCIETIES, Second Edition., (Allyn and Bacon, 2001); PATHS TO HOMELESSNESS: EXTREME POVERTY AND THE URBAN HOUSING CRISIS (Westview, 1994); and THE RESHAPING OF AMERICA (Prentice-Hall, 1989). His major research interests are social problems, social inequality (race/class/gender/sexuality), families, power, and sport.

Maxine Baca Zinn (University of Oregon, 1978) is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Her books include: WOMEN OF COLOR IN U.S. SOCIETY (Temple University Press, 1984), GENDER THROUGH THE PRISM OF DIFFERENCE (Oxford University Press, 2005), SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition (Allyn and Bacon, 2005), and DIVERSITY IN FAMILIES, Seventh Edition (Allyn and Bacon, 2005).

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction, D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn. 2. Debating Globalization. Giddens, "Globalization." Friedman, "The World Is Flat." Pankaj Ghemawat, "Why the World Isn't Flat." Brecher, Costello, and Smith, "Globalization and Its Specter." 3. Transnational Migration. Koser, "Why Migration Matters" (New). Robinson, "Globalization and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights in the United States." Gibler, Mexico's Ghost Towns" (New). Werz & Manlove, "Climate Change on the Move" (New). Bowe, "Bound for America" (New). 4. Economic Globalization. Dollars & Sense Collective, "ABCs of the Global Economy." Goldstein, "Low Wage Capitalism" (New). Dangl, "Beer Globalization" (New). Rothkopf, "Two Septembers" (New). Stiglitz, "A Real cure for the Global Economic Crackup" (New). 5. Political Globalization. Stiglitz, "Globalism's Discontents." Rosenberg, "Why Mexico's Small Corn Farmers Go Hungry." James, "The Late, Great Globalization" (New). Choucri & Mistree, "Globalization, Migration, & New Challenges to Governance" (New). 6. Cultural Globalization. Steger, "Global Culture: Sameness or Difference?" Condry, "Japanese Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Popular Culture" (New). Glenn, "Yearning for Lightness" (New). 7. The Restructuring of Social Institutions and Social Arrangements: Gender, Families, and Relationships. Ehrenreich & Hochschild, "Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy." Parrenas, "The Care Crisis in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Families in the New Global Economy." Hochschild, "Childbirth at the Global Crossroads" (New). Ross, "The Feminization of Mexican Agriculture" (New). Connell, "Global Masculinities." 8. The Globalization of Social Problems. Ross, "Saving Turtle Island" (New). Becker, "Don't Go There" (New). Knowles & Robbins, "Global Trade in Electronic Waste" (New). McKinley, "U. S. Stymied as Guns Flow to Mexican Cartels (New). Sullivan & Jordan, "Diseases Travel Fast" (New). Bales, Trodd, & Williamson, "Modern Slavery: Forced Prostitution" (New). 9. Changing Global Structures: Resistance and Social Movements. Brecher, Costello, and Smith, "Globalization from Below" and "The Power of Social Movements." Muchhala, "Students Against Sweatshops." Halwell, "The Rise of Food Democracy." Ferree, "Globalization and Feminism" (New). Hearn, "Big Oil Wrecks Havoc in the Amazon, But Communities are Fighting Back" (New). 10. Rethinking Globalization. Jacques, "We Are Globalized, But Have No Real Sense of Intimacy with the Rest of the World (New). Klein, "Reclaiming the Commons" (New). Sachs, "Ten Ideas that are Changing the World" (New). Morozov, "Think Again: The Internet" (New). Websites.

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