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Social problems in global perspective

Author: Ronald M Glassman; William H Swatos, Jr.; Barbara J Denison
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2004.
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The global high-tech economy has generated a technological and scientific productive miracle. But along with the miracle has come problems. This important book provides a detailed account of some of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glassman, Ronald M.
Social problems in global perspective.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2004
(OCoLC)891450586
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M Glassman; William H Swatos, Jr.; Barbara J Denison
ISBN: 0761829334 9780761829331 0761829326 9780761829324
OCLC Number: 57492115
Description: xix, 380 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Globalization and social problems: has the high technology revolution made life better or worse? --
Sociology, social problems, and the new global culture --
Doing something about social problems: facts, values, and political reality --
World religions on a shrinking planet: the scientific world view and reactions to it: fundamentalist movements, cults, and sexular humanism --
Marriage and family: love and hate? The decline of the extended family, women's liberation, and divorce --
Life chances, life choices: rape, unwanted pregnancy and abortion --
Sexualities and beyond: gays, lesbians, and gender in the global world: AIDS as a social problem --
Societal time bombs: the population explorion and ageism --
High technology, universal health insurance, and wellness --
Class structures and poverty in global perspective --
Hunger and homelessness around the world --
Education in a multicultural world --
The culture of violence: crime and success in the USA and around the world --
Growing up drugged: human anxieties and escape from reality --
The politics of ethnic warfare and global terrorism.
Responsibility: Ronald M. Glassman, William H. Swatos, Jr., Barbara J. Denison.

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