Bound, living in the globalized world
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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