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The Cost of Globalization
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The Cost of Globalization
Dangers to the Earth and Its People
The issues arising from rapid global integration have generally been treated in isolation by most academic works. This volume examines the many pitfalls of globalization from the perspective of impoverished and indigenous peoples, including the widening wealth gap, the struggle for restoration of dispossessed lands and cultural rights, global warming and ecological annihilation, and the experiences of women in underdeveloped regions. The United States' growing prison industrial complex is discussed. The author concludes with a call for reassessing current ways of living and proposes recreating cultures of conservation and sustainable economies. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
The issues arising from rapid global integration have generally been treated in isolation by most academic works. This volume examines the many pitfalls of globalization from the perspective of impoverished and indigenous peoples, including the widening wealth gap, the struggle for restoration of dispossessed lands and cultural rights, global warming and ecological annihilation, and the experiences of women in underdeveloped regions. The United States' growing prison industrial complex is discussed. The author concludes with a call for reassessing current ways of living and proposes recreating cultures of conservation and sustainable economies. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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  • Julian E. Kunnie is a professor of religious, Latin American, Middle Eastern and North African studies at the University of Arizona. His articles have appeared in the African Studies Review, the Black Scholar, the Journal of African American History, the Journal of the African American Academy of Religion, the Journal of Pan African Studies, and other noted journals and publications. He has traveled extensively doing research, teaching, and lecturing around the world. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgments ix
    Abbreviations xiii
    Preface 1
    Introduction 7
    1. 21st Century Globalization: Illusions of Global Economic Prosperity Yet the Reality of Poverty 21
    2. Globalization, Ecocide and the Lethal Threats Against Indigenous Peoples 64
    3. Unjust Globalization and the Acute Marginalization of Poor Women in the World 108
    4. Unjust Globalization and Unfair Justice Against the Poor: Lethal Racism, Expanded Incarceration, Law Enforcement Violence and Punishment Over Education 146
    5. Globalization's Intensification of Global Warming and Climate Change 221
    Epilogue: Whither Unjust Globalization? An Open Future Based Neither on Linear Progress Nor Materialist Consumption 265
    Chapter Notes 283
    Bibliography 337
    Index 361
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  • Celestino Fernandez, University of Arizona This book can easily be adopted in numerous courses in the social sciences and humanities and should be required reading for all interested in understanding the complex dynamics of globalization.
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