This book examines the changing position of the Developing World within the world system. It focuses on particular issues which cut across communities, nations, regions and, in consequence, the world. These include migration, health and disease, the media, transnational corporations, religion, and political and economic institutions. The contributors draw on a wealth of illustrations and global examples to examine topics such as HIV/AIDS transmission, the mediatized Gulf War, consumption patterns, the Third World in the First, Orientalism and Islam, environmental and urban movements, liberation theology in Latin America and the impact of the media. This book provides a critical introduction to the Third World around the unifying theme of globalisation.
'An excellent text which addresses otherwise familiar material from a different perspective.' - Prof Brian Field, De Montfort University
'The book offers useful and well written sections on themes relevant for cross-disciplinary university courses on development and/or globalisation.' - European Journal of Development Research Vol.12 Dec. 2002