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Imagining Others: Contemporary Cosmopolitanism (Spring 2008)

Imagining Others: Contemporary Cosmopolitanism
Instructor: Kim Savelson
Librarian: Molly Molloy,

Getting Started
From the Library home page under Research Help see
Research Quick Start Guides: see especially:
Guide for PWR Students - includes links to Images

Reference materials help you find more information on your topic, limit your topic, and find keywords to use in online catalogs and databases.

In the Information Center

  • Encyclopedia of global change: environmental change and human society. 2 vols., GE149 .E47 2002
  • Global environment outlook. Latest in IC (2007). GE170 .G5625; online, 1997-
  • Globalization: encyclopedia of trade, labor and politics. 2 vols., JZ1318 .G56 2006
  • Greenwood encyclopedia of women’s issues worldwide. 6 vols., HQ1115 .G74 2003
  • Human Rights Watch World Report. Annual. Latest in IC: JC571 .H877, also online, (2007 back to 1989)
  • In the SSRC (Social Sciences Resource Center)

  • Encyclopedia of globalization. 4 vols. JZ1318 .E63 2007
  • Minahan, James. Encyclopedia of the stateless nations: ethnic and national groups around the world. 4 vols. D860 .M56 2002
  • O’Connor, David E. Encyclopedia of the global economy. 2 vols. HF1359 .O28 2006
  • The Oxford handbook of international environmental law. K3585 .O94 2007
  • Finding Books

    Use the Library catalog Socrates.

    Some good subject words:

  • Culture and globalization
  • Economic assistance developing countries
  • Ecotourism
  • Environmental ethics
  • Globalization moral and ethical aspects
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • International relief
  • Some relevant books:

  • Bolton, Giles. Poor story: an insider uncovers how globalization and good intentions have failed the world’s poor. HC800 .Z9 B6238 2007
  • Boswell, Christina. The ethics of refugee policy. HV640 .B65 2005
  • Douzinas, Costas. Human rights and empire: the political philosophy of cosmopolitanism. JC571 .D775 2007
  • The globalization of ethics: religious and secular perspectives. BJ21 .G56 2007
  • Human rights in the ‘war on terror’. JC585 .H865 2005
  • Nationalism in a global era: the persistence of nations. JF801 .G67 2006
  • NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: citizen action to reduce poverty. HC60 .N499 2007
  • Pro-poor tourism: who benefits?: perspectives on tourism and poverty reduction. G155 .A1 P7557 2007
  • Riddell, Roger. Does foreign aid really work? HC60 .R487 2007
  • Series: Gender in a global/local world; Ethics and global politics

    Hint: Browse call numbers in the stacks to find even more books and journals. You can also browse (one library at a time) online using the “Call No. Browse” in Socrates.

    Finding Articles

    E-journals:Browse e-journals by title or by subjects (Ecology and Environmental Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology)

    E magazine: the environmental magazine
    Earth Island Journal (also in IC Display)
    Ethics and International Affairs (also in Current Periodicals)
    Foreign Affairs (also in Current Periodicals, SSRC; also database: Foreign Affairs Full Access)
    Nation (also in IC Display, SSRC)
    New York Review of Books (also in Lane Room)
    Progressive (also in Current Periodicals)

    Databases: search by title or by subject (Sociology, etc.)

    General – indexing scholarly and popular titles
    Academic Search Premier
    Expanded Academic ASAP

  • Alternative Press Index, 1991-, earlier hardcopy in IC: Z7164 .S66 A5
  • Contemporary Women’s Issues – general, interdisciplinary
  • Foreign Affairs Full Access – browse by topic in left column
  • Global Newsbank, 1996-, various international sources in English, by theme and also “Hot topics”, links also to America’s Newspapers and America’s News Magazines
  • ProQuest Social Science Module – interdisciplinary, click on “select multiple databases” to search simultaneously ABI/Inform Global (business), Alt-Press Watch, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch
  • Finding Films
    Use the Combined Search in Socrates and limit the “Format” to Films/Visual.
    Calcutta calling. 2005. ZDVD 15194
    An inconvenient truth. 2006. ZDVD 13343
    We don’t play golf here! and other stories of globalization. ZDVD 15995

    Important URLs

    Other Stanford resources for your section:
    Program in Ethics in Society is having a special series of films and talks this year on "The Ethics of Food and the Environment"
    Stanford Center on Ethics
    Woods Institute for the Environment


  • Librarians’ Internet Index – interdisciplinary, searchable database, suggestions for almost everything!
  • Amnesty International - human rights
  • Earth Island Institute - environmental issues, publisher of Earth Island Journal
  • Institute for Policy Studies - indexed in Left Index database
  • Greenpeace - see “Issues” on left side
  • Human Rights Watch - many reports by area and by theme
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