Social Problems in Global Perspective

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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. Social Problems in Global Perspective focuses on some of these problems, including family decline, divorce and single parenting; the gender war- with men and women distrustful and threatened by one another in the workplace, the home, and the bedroom- the moral malaise created by science and religion, the media, and morality. This book presents detailed chapters on the high-tech economy, religious fundamentalism, terrorism, and ethnic conflicts. It also includes chapters on homosexuality and AIDS, the world population explosion, and pop culture.

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Wonderful reading.
I came to this book because I wanted to know where at 78 did I stand in our society.
I found out where and why.
I devoured every word till approx page 60 and then I realized that I was to be mentioned no further. After that I skimmed till page 80 approx.
My opinion at that point was that even though mothers could not do or have it all without enormous outside help or a massive shift in family roles,the worst words in the English language are "Your mother/mother-in-law is coming to help you".

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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 Secular Humanism
Marriage and Family Love and Hate? The Decline of the Extended Family And Womens Liberation and Divorce
Life Chances and 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 Explosion and Ageism
Class Structures and Poverty in Global Perspective
Hunger and Homelessness Around the World
Multiculturalism and Diversity in High Tech Societies
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

Modern Technology Universal Health Insurance and Wellness

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About the author (2004)

Ronald M. Glassman is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University. He holds a doctorate in Sociology from New School University and has written many books on democracy and the middle class. William H. Swatos, Jr. is Executive Officer of the Association for the Sociology of Religion and of the Religious Research Association. His doctorate in Sociology was earned at the University of Kentucky. Barbara J. Denison is Assistant Professor of Sociology and directs the Graduate Program in Organizational Leadership & Development at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She completed her doctoral degree in Sociology at Northwestern University under Howard Becker.

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