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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780205626533ISBN-10 020562653X
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-205-57884-5ISBN-13 978-0-205-57884-9
Author(s): Scott Sernau
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 408
Description

This text uses sociological perspectives to examine the various dimensions of globalization, and the social problems of inequality, war and violence, and environmental sustainability that are occurring on a global scale.  Clear writing and vivid examples help students to better understand their role as global citizens.

The book is divided into three parts:

Part I focuses on  the challenges of global inequalities: in life chances, wages and work, gender and education. 

Part II focuses on conflict and violence at all levels: from crime to politics, terrorism to war.  

Part III focuses on the issue of sustainability and the problems of urbanization, crowding and environmental destruction. 

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