Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically About Global Issues

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Macmillan, Aug 4, 2005 - Social Science - 618 pages
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Featuring readings from today's leading scholars, activists and policymakers, Beyond Borders helps today's college students navigate our increasingly globalized world and think critically about their place in it. This powerful collection encourages students to not only understand the global realities we are faced with today but also the history that gave rise to them.  In addition to introducing students to the major forces of globalization, the significant treaties and events, and the organizations involved, Beyond Borders challenges students to shift and broaden their perspective by examining the experiences of people across the globe.   In classic Rothenberg style, in-depth part introductions provide a conceptual framework for understanding the issues at hand and "Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion" at the conclusion of each part challenge students to think deeper about the issues presented.
 

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Definitely a biased book. Its perspective is totally to the left, is anti-American and anti-capitalistic. This is a perfect example of what is happening in our universities - intolerance for any other position other than that of the left. Absolutely no balance to its perspective so students come to believe it as truth. Gaining an understanding of the perspectives provided is not a problem, but offering these viewpoint as the facts without any counter arguments is simply indoctrination. Too bad because there are some worthwhile points made that become simply radical rants by the end of the book.  

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Beyond Borders is a wonderful book that can be used to broaden your horizons on global issues that are being faced by many people around the world. When I initially purchased this book for my Society and Social Issues class that I took over the summer, I was not look forward to reading the many chapters that were being assigned to us by my professor, but I got into reading each chapter, my eyes opened to this things that were going on globally that you never hear about in the local news. The author, Paula S. Rothenberg, did a wonderful job of combining the many scholarly articles together. After reading each one, I found myself wanting to do more research on the topic that was being presented. This book is an excellent stepping stone for students to spark their interest in our global economy. I would highly recommend this to people not just as a read and return for their class, but as a read keep. The more we know about these issues, the more we can help and try to change the bad that is going on, and work ore to better the good.  

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Contents

The Function of Maps David Tumbull
7
Are Things What They Seem to
16
Gender Issues in Labour Statistics Adriana Mata Greenwood
27
First and Third Worlds Chilla Bulbeck
37
The Monroe
44
Lapulapu and Magellan Steve Shalom
58
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion
73
Empire as a Way of Life William Appleman Williams
81
Poverty and Inequality in the Global Economy Michael D Yates
330
Is World Poverty Falling? Angus Deaton
340
A Critical Look at Measurements of Economic Progress
346
The Current State of Global Health
356
No Health Available at 7 50 per Person
364
Testimony by FannyAnn Eddy at the U N Commission
394
Nawal El Saadawi
400
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion
409

How It Began Felix Greene
88
Eurocentrism SamirAmin
97
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa Walter Rodney
107
Colonialism in Africa 1914 map
126
Women Colonisation and Racism JanJindyPettman
142
The Myth of Catchingup Development Maria Mies
150
Piracy Through Patents
158
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion
164
Assigning Value to Difference Albert Memmi
173
Hatred Written on the Body Zillah Eisenstein
180
Stories from Rwanda Philip Gourevitch
195
Construction of an Enemy Eleanor Stein
205
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion
245
The Patriarchal Family Gerda Lemer
253
Gender Race and Class in Silicon Valley Karen J Hossfeld
264
Daughters and Generals in the Politics of the Globalized Sneaker
271
Violence Against Women World Health Organization
278
A Feminist Analysis of Honor
288
The Connection Between Militarism and Violence Against Women
307
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion
315
J998 Human Development Report United Nations
317
Inequality in the Global Village Jan Knippers Black
323
What is called globalization is really another name
411
The Promise
419
Race Poverty and Globalization John a powell
432
A Global Perspective
440
Plunder and Profit David Moberg
446
The Globalization of Poverty Michel Chossudovsky
453
Shall We Leave It to the Experts? Arundhati Roy
461
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion
468
The Human Face of Economics in Argentina Ann Scholl
477
Plan Puebla Panama Global Exchange
488
in Colombia Joshua Frank
493
Meredith Throop
509
The ChadCameroon Pipeline Adrienne Frazier
523
The High Tech Trashing of Asia The Basel Action
540
The Crisis of Potato Growers in U P Vandana Shiva
554
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion
570
Grassroots Movements for Social Change
573
Peoples Victory Against CocaCola
580
Filipino Dump Activists Turn Waste into Wealth Eugenia Gonzales
591
A Sampling of NGOs Working for Social Change
598
Index
607
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Paula Rothenberg is author of the classic textbook Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, now in its fourth edition. She is professor of philosophy and women's studies at The William Paterson University of New Jersey.

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