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This popular and thought-provoking reader collects 42 interesting and highly relevant articles that explore the process of globalization and how it shapes societies and groups. Particular focus is placed on the United States, its role in the globalization process, and whether the effects of globalization can be viewed as beneficial or harmful to society. The articles, which reflect a wide variety of concerns and perspectives, are drawn from both scholarly and popular sources.

About 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).

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION, D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn. 2. DIMENSIONS OF GLOBALIZATION. Anthony Giddens, "Globalization." Thomas L. Friedman, "The World Is Flat". Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith, "Globalization and Its Specter". Susan F. Martin, "Heavy Traffic: International Migration in an Era of Globalization". D. Stanley Eitzen, "Dimensions of Globalization". 3. DEBATING GLOBALIZATION. Pankaj Ghemawat, "Why the World Isn't Flat". Murray Weidenbaum, "Globalization: Wonder Land or Waste Land?" Christian Weller and Adam Hersh, "Free Markets and Poverty". Jeff Faux, "Nafta at 10: Where Do We Go From Here". 4. ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION. Dollars and Sense Collective, "ABCs of the Global Economy". David Moberg, "Maytag Moves to Mexico". Jesse Gordon and Knickerbocker, "The Sweat Behind the Shirt". Anibel Ferus-Comelo, "Double Jeopardy: Gender and Migration in Electronics Manufacturing". William Robinson, "Globalization and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights in the United States". Joseph E. Stiglitz, "Making Globalization Work: The Multinational Corporation". 5. POLITICAL GLOBALIZATION. Joseph E. Stiglitz, "Globalism's Discontents". Peter Singer, "Navigating the Ethics of Globalization". Tina Rosenberg, "Why Mexico's Small Corn Farmers Go Hungry". Jonathan Fox, "Binational Citizens: Mexican Migrants are Challenging Old Ideas about Assimilation". 6. CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION. Manfred B. Steger, "Global Culture: Sameness or Difference?". Leon Fink, "The Place of Community in Globalization". Katharine Ainger, "Empires of the Senseless: The Media Don't Just Promote Globalization — They're an Integral Part of the Process". 7. THE RESTRUCTURING OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIAL ARRANGEMENTS: GENDER, FAMILIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS. Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, "Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy". Rhacel Parrenas, "The Care Crisis in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Families in the New Global Economy". Saskia Sassen, "Global Cities and Survival Circuits". R. W. Connell, "Global Masculinities". 8. THE GLOBALIZATION OF TERROR. Amy Chua, "Globalizing Hate". Sajid Huq, "The Car-Bomb: Terror's Globalization". Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, "The Threat of Global State Terrorism". 9. THE GLOBALIZATION OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS. Ira Sager, Ben Elgin, Peter Elstrom, Faith Keenan, and Pallavi Gogoi, "The Underground Web: Drugs, Gambling, Terrorism, Child Pornography. How the Internet Makes Any Activity More Accessible than Ever". Mark Schapiro, "Big Tobacco: Uncovering the Industry's Multibillion-Dollar Global Smuggling Network". Lucy Komisar, "Explosive Revelations". Nicholas Stein, "No Way Out". Andrew Cockburn, "21st Century Slaves". Kit Batten, Kari Manlove, and Nat Gryll, "Climate Refugees: Global Warming Will Spur Migration". Dick Field, "Global Warming: Population Transfers Ignored". 10. CHANGING GLOBAL STRUCTURES: RESISTANCE AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith, "Globalization from Below" and "The Power of Social Movements". Manning Marabel, "Globalization and Racialization". David Bacon, "Hunger on the Border: An Interview with Julia Quinones". Bhumika Muchhala, "Students Against Sweatshops". Brian Halwell, "The Rise of Food Democracy". Radhika Gajjala and Annapurna Mamidepudi, "Cyberfeminism Technology and International Development".

Product Details

The Transformation of Social Worlds
Zinn, Maxine Baca
Eitzen, D. Stanley(D. Stanley Eitzen)
Baca Zinn, Maxine
Baca, Maxine
Eitzen, D. Stanley
Wadsworth Publishing
Sociology - General
International Relations
Globalization - Social aspects
Wadsworth Sociology Reader
Publication Date:
February 2008
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.12x6.45x.55 in. 1.04 lbs.

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