The Sociological Perspective, Global...
PART I: CHAPTER OUTLINE
- American Problems and the Global Community
- The Sociological Perspective
- Sociology Defined
- Human Beings as Social Creatures
- The Sociological Imagination
- Social Problems and Global Problems
- Global Problems as an Extension of Social Problems
- Global Problems as Qualitatively Different
- Interactions Driving Objective Globalization
- Discourse, Culture, and Subjective Globalization
- Identity as a Theme of Subjective Globalization
- Social Perspective Taking and Globalization
- Specific Value Themes in Subjective Globalization
- Defining the Desired State
- Dealing with the Real
- Defining the Ideal
- World Cultures and Common Standards
- Thinking Critically
- Suggested Readings
PART II: LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- To understand the impact of global interdependence on the U.S., especially on the military, the economy, and the culture.
- To be able to identify personal troubles and distinguish them from public issues.
- To be able to trace the implications of the definition of social problems for attempting to find solutions to those problems.
- To state the similarities between global problems and social problems.
- To explain the trends that have contributed to objective globalization.
- To be able to describe the impact of globalization on the three levels of identity and boundaries.
- To state the major themes and counter-themes that arise in subjective globalization.
- To state the basic ideas and documents that underlie the emerging world culture.