Bound, living in the globalized world

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Kumarian Press, Nov 1, 2000 - History - 232 pages
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Publisher Fact Sheet Globalization has become one of the key words of our time. Yet what this term means, let alone the causes & consequences of this process, are often not well understood. This book examines the background to current global interconnectedness: what are the trends & processes that have brought us to this new global century? It examines the way global interconnections affect our daily lives & the way shifts in power & opportunity are remaking our future. Social issues have become global issues, & these are examined in turn: the global marketplace, the changing world of gender & work, the reach of technology, the new world disorder of racial/ethnic tensions & cultural conflict, the growth & sprawl of world megacities, & the effects of these changes on the global environment. Readers are challenged to see their place in this changing planet & to consider the actions we must take to build a more equitable, more rewarding, & more sustainable global society.

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Contents
1
WELCOME TO THE WORLD
23
WORLD MART
51
BROTHERS AND SISTERS AFTER
81
THE NEW WORLD DISORDER
107
WORLD OF WONDERS WORLD OF WIRES
133
METROSPRAWL
159
TENDING COMMON GROUND
191
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