This book characterizes the Third World at the close of the twentieth century. It provides an excellent interdisciplinary exploration of the meanings, measures, patterns, and problems associated with the concept of the Third World.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Thematic and Systematic Patterns -- The Third World: Definitions and New Perspectives on Development -- Indexes and Trends in Socioeconomic Development -- Coming Out of the Country: Population Growth, Migration, and Urbanization -- Health: One World or Two? -- Gender Bias in Development -- Worlds Within Worlds: The Separate Reality of Indigenous Peoples Today -- The Global Spread of the Democratic Revolution -- Third World Regions -- The Caribbean Basin: Cultural and Political Diversity Overview -- South America: Continent of Contrasts -- The Arab World: Advance amid Diversity -- South Asia: A Region of Conflicts and Contradictions -- East and Southeast Asia: Perspectives on Growth and Change -- Sub-Saharan Africa: Problems, Progress, and Potentials -- Newly Industrializing Countries: A Discussion of Terms -- USA: Is There Room for the Third World?
Alfonso Gonzalez, Jim Norwine