Globalization; the transformation of social worlds.
Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation ; the transformation of social worlds.
Eitzen, D. Stanley and Maxine Baca Zinn.
Wadsworth Publishing Co.
Containing both positive and critical views, this reader compiled by Eitzen (Colorado State U.) and Zinn (Michigan State U.) examines controversial issues and debates surrounding sur·round
tr.v. sur·round·ed, sur·round·ing, sur·rounds
1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.
n. the sociological analysis of the diverse phenomena of globalization. Forty-three papers address economic, political, and cultural aspects. They also examine the role of globalization in changing gender and family arrangements, the threat of terrorism, and changing global social structures. A number are devoted to the globalization of social problems such as slavery slavery, institution based on a relationship of dominance and submission, whereby one person owns another and can exact from that person labor or other services. , global warming global warming, the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. , slavery, tobacco-related health problems, and infectious disease Infectious disease
A pathological condition spread among biological species. Infectious diseases, although varied in their effects, are always associated with viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites and aberrant proteins known as prions. , among others.
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