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Social problems in global perspective

Author: Ronald M Glassman; William H Swatos; Barbara J Denison
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Univ. Press of America, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M Glassman; William H Swatos; Barbara J Denison
ISBN: 0761829334 9780761829331 0761829326 9780761829324
OCLC Number: 238613030
Description: xix, 380 Seiten ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Prologue: Globalization and Social Problems: Has the High Technology Revolution Made Life Better or Worse? Chapter 3 Sociology, Social Problems, and the New Global Culture Chapter 4 Doing Something About Social Problems: Facts, Values, and Political Reality Chapter 5 World Religions on a Shrinking Planet: The Scientific World View and Reactions to it- Fundamentalist Movements, Cults, and Secular Humanism Chapter 6 Marriage and Family: Love and Hate?: The Decline of the Extended Family, Women's Liberation, and Divorce Chapter 7 Life Chances, Life Choices: Rape, Unwanted Pregnancy, and Abortion Chapter 8 Sexualities and Beyond: Gays, Lesbians, and gender in the Global World; AIDS as a Social Problem Chapter 9 Societal Time Bombs: The Population Explosions and Ageism Chapter 10 High Technology, Universal Health Insurance, and Wellness Chapter 11 Class Structures and Poverty in Global Perspective Chapter 12 Hunger and Homelessness Around the World Chapter 13 Education in a Multicultural World Chapter 14 The Culture of Violence: Crime and Success in the USA and Around the World Chapter 15 Growing Up Drugged: Human Anxieties and Escape from Reality Chapter 16 The Politics of Ethnic Warfare and Global Terrorism Chapter 17 Bibliography Chapter 18 About the Authors
Responsibility: Ronald M. Glassman ; William H. Swatos, Jr. ; Barbara J. Denison.

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