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
ISBN-10:
0205578845
ISBN-13:
2900205578848
Pub. Date:
01/09/2009
Publisher:
Pearson

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

In this text for undergraduates, Sernau (Indiana University-South Bend) examines the social problems of inequality, war, violence, and environmental sustainability occurring on a global scale. The text features a simple, informal writing style, current examples, chapter- opening vignettes, and b&w photos. Chapters explore social problems by focusing on key theories, and provide enough history to understand the background of contemporary issues. Each chapter concludes with options for local and hands-on involvement. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 2900205578848
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/09/2009
Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part I: Seeking an Equitable World: Issues of Inequality
Chapter 1: Class: A World of Rich and Poor
Chapter 2: Work: The Global Assembly Line
Chapter 3: Gender and Family: Overburdened Women and Displaced Men
Chapter 4: Education: Access and Success

Part II: Seeking a Peaceful World: Issues of Conflict
Chapter 5: Crime: Fear in the Streets
Chapter 6: War: States of Terror
Chapter 7: Democracy and Human Rights: Having Our Say
Chapter 8: Ethnicity and Religion: Deep Roots and Unholy Hate

Part III: Seeking a Sustainable World: Environmental Issues
Chapter 9: Urbanization: Cities without Limits
Chapter 10: Population and Health: Only the Poor Die Young
Chapter 11: Technology and Energy: Prometheus’s Fire or Pandora’s Box?
Chapter 12: Ecology: How Much Can One Planet Take?


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface

The Call of the World
Empires in Collision
Making a World System
Plan of the Book

Part I: Seeking an Equitable World: Issues of Inequality

Chapter 1: Class: A World of Rich and Poor
The Global Divide
Theories of Class and Economy
Economic Development: Modernization and Dependency Theories
Ending Extreme Poverty: Markets and Beyond
Humanizing Development

Chapter 2: Work: The Global Assembly Line
The Division of Labor
The New Frontier: From Hudson’s Bay to Land’s End
Made by Small Hands
A Trade Free-for-All
Ordering the World Market
Trade that is Fair for All

Chapter 3: Gender and Family: Overburdened Women and Displaced Men
Nietzsche Undone: From Superman to Supermom
Global Family Changes
Half the Sky

Chapter 4: Education: Access and Success
Brazil
The Foundations of Education
And Who Will Care for the Children?
Education around the World
Opening Doors, Opening Minds

Part II: Seeking a Peaceful World: Issues of Conflict

Chapter 5: Crime: Fear in the Streets
Seeking Security
Street Crime and Youth Violence
International Drug Trade
Incarceration around the World
International Crime Cartels
In Search of Opportunity and Order

Chapter 6: War: States of Terror
How States Made War and War Made States
From Limited War to Total War to Cold War
From World War to Regional Conflict
The Global Arms Trade
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Military Expenditures
The Last Great War?

Chapter 7: Democracy and Human Rights: Having Our Say
Nationalism and the Nation—State
From Bands to States
Nationalism and Independence
Democracy and Its Alternatives
“Dirty Wars”: When Democracy Degenerates
The Right to Be Fully Human

Chapter 8: Ethnicity and Religion: Deep Roots and Unholy Hate
Ethnicity: Ties That Bind and Divide
Faith and Fervor: Religious Diversity
Ethnicity, Religion, and Power
Identity and International Terrorism
Alternatives to Terror

Part III: Seeking a Sustainable World: Environmental Issues

Chapter 9: Urbanization: Cities without Limits
The Urban Millennium: Worldwide Urbanization
World Cities
Cities as Dynamos: Central Places and Hyperurbanization
The Shape of Urban Life
The Shape of the City
Seeking Livable Cities

Chapter 10: Population and Health: Only the Poor Die Young
World Population Estimates: Counting Heads
Marx and Malthus: The Population Bomb Debate
Demographic Transition Theory
Population Control
Migration
Disease
Health Care Reform
Living Well, Staying Well

Chapter 11: Technology and Energy: Prometheus’s Fire or Pandora’s Box?
Power Surge: The Advance of Technology
Energy: Fire from Above and Below
Chariots of Fire: Automobiles and Transport
Turning Down the Heat: Global Warming and Appropriate Technology

Chapter 12: Ecology: How Much Can One Planet Take?
Food: We Are What We Eat
Pollution
Deforestation and Desertification
Who Invited You? Invasive Species
Ecology and Economy: The Search for Sustainable Futures

References
Index

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