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Globalization; the transformation of social worlds.


Globalization; the transformation of social worlds.

Eitzen, D. Stanley and Maxine Baca Zinn.

Wadsworth Publishing Co.


360 pages




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 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, global warming, slavery, tobacco-related health problems, and infectious disease, among others.

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