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  Third World definition
The underdevelopment of the third world is marked by a number of common traits; distorted and highly dependent economies devoted to producing primary products for the developed world and to provide markets for their finished goods; traditional, rural social structures; high population growth; and widespread poverty.
In 1980, the earth's population was estimated at 4.4 billion, 72 percent of it in the third world, and it seemed likely to reach 6.2 billion, 80 percent of it in the third world, at the close of the century.
Third World is a term originally used to distinguish those nations that neither aligned with the West nor with the East during the Cold War.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /General/ThirdWorld_def.html   (2614 words)

 An alternative view to the mainstream media, Human rights; Social and economic justice; Foreign policy; Corporations; ...
THIRD WORLD TRAVELER also provides information and links to aid international travelers.
The laws are really organized for the protection of the men who rule the world.
"The goal of conservative rulers around the world, led by those who occupy the seats of power in Washington, is the systematic rollback of democratic gains, public services, and common living standards around the world."
www.thirdworldtraveler.com   (3964 words)

 Third World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some in academia see it as being out of date, colonialist, othering and inaccurate; its use has continued, however [1] In general, Third World countries are not as industrialized or technologically advanced as OECD countries, and therefore in academia, the more politically correct term to use is "developing nation".
The term Third World is also disliked as it may imply the false notion that those countries are not a part of the global economic system.
The term Fourth World (as least developed countries) is used by some writers to describe the poorest Third World countries, those which lack industrial infrastructure and the means to build it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Third_World   (397 words)

 Third World - MSN Encarta
The countries of the Third World, containing some two-thirds of the world's population, are located in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
It is debated whether China is part of the Third World, with which it once identified itself on racial, cultural, and developmental grounds, proclaiming that the exploited countries should unite against imperialist forces, both Western and Soviet.
The Third World displays little homogeneity; it is divided by race, religion, culture, and geography, as well as frequently opposite interests.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761559120   (464 words)

 Third-world feminism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although women from the so-called third world have always been engaged in the feminism movement, some criticise mainstream Western feminism on the grounds that it is ethnocentric and does not take into account the unique experiences of women from third world countries or the existence of feminism(s) indigenous to third world countries.
Third world women accuse mainstream Western feminists of looking at women's experiences as homogeneous, based on the perspectives of middle-class white Western women.
According to Mohanty (1991), third world women feel mainstream feminism bases its understanding of women on "internal racism, classism and homophobia" (Mohanty: 7).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Third-world_feminism   (355 words)

 The Origins of the Third World (The Corner House)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "Third World" -- the division of humanity into haves and have-nots -- was shaped by fatal interactions between world climate and world economy at the end of the nineteenth century.
Thus, as disconnected from world market perturbations as the starving and comparatively isolated north China provinces might have seemed in 1877, the catastrophic fate of their populations during the 1870s was indirectly determined by Western intervention and the consequent decline in state capacity to ensure their traditional welfare.
World climate (the oceans, atmosphere and ice surfaces acting together) is driven by the excess of solar energy received in equatorial latitudes.
www.thecornerhouse.org.uk /item.shtml?x=51983   (15721 words)

 First, Second, and Third World   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When people talk about the poorest countries of the world, they often refer to them with the general term Third World, and they think everybody knows what they are talking about.
The use of the terms First, the Second, and the Third World is a rough, and it's safe to say, outdated model of the geopolitical world from the time of the cold war.
The fourth world : an Indian reality (amazon link to the book), the term refers to nations (cultural entities, ethnic groups) of indigenous peoples living within or across state boundaries (nation states).
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/third_world_countries.htm   (715 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
Third World Quarterly (TWQ) is the leading journal of scholarship and policy in the field of international studies.
As the most influential academic journal covering the emerging worlds, TWQ is at the forefront of analysis and commentary on fundamental issues of global concern.
TWQ examines all the issues that affect the many Third Worlds and is not averse to publishing provocative and exploratory articles, especially if they have the merit of opening up emerging areas of research that have not been given sufficient attention.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/carfax/01436597.html   (212 words)

 Third World Economic Development, by Clive Crook: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and ...
It was the world's leading exporter of cocoa; it produced 10 percent of the world's gold; it had diamonds, bauxite, and manganese, and a flourishing trade in mahogany.
In the Third World, where so many people live off the land, agricultural development is crucial.
A study by Guy Pfeffermann of the World Bank shows that the beneficiaries of social spending in the developing countries are not the poor.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/ThirdWorldEconomicDevelopment.html   (5135 words)

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According to Sangari, "Third World" is "a term that both signifies and blurs the functioning of an economic, political, and imaginary geography able to unite vast and vastly differentiated areas of the world into a single 'underdeveloped' terrain" (217).
Chandra Talpade Mohanty defines the Third World geographically: "the nation-states of Latin America, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-east Asia, China, South Africa, and Oceania constitute the parameters of the non-European third world.
She argues that "what seems to constitute 'women of color' or 'third world women' as a viable oppositional alliance is a common context of struggle rather than color or racial identifications.
www.english.emory.edu /Bahri/ThirdWorld.html   (815 words)

 Third World Countries
The world¡¯s urban population is expected to exceed the rural population due to rapid migration during 2007.
State of the World¡¯s Cities Report 2006/7 has broken new ground by showing that the urban poor suffer from an urban penalty: Slum dwellers in developing countries are as badly off if not worse off than their rural relativs.
One third of the world's population will experience severe water scarcity within the next 25 years according to a study by a leading global water organization.
www.shambles.net /pages/learning/primary/3world   (695 words)

 Third World
One-third of India's 900 million people are poverty-stricken." Since the poor can't afford to buy what is produced, "the government is left trying to store millions of tons of foods.
In much of the world, water is the limiting factor in farming success, and irrigation is often out of the reach of the poor.
Third, where dominant technology destroys the very basis for future production, by degrading the soil and generating pest and weed problems, it becomes increasingly difficult and costly to sustain yields.
www.mhumphrey.btinternet.co.uk /Page24.html   (4431 words)

 Countries of the Third World   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term Third World was originally coined in times of the Cold War to distinguish those nations that are neither aligned with the West (NATO) nor with the East, the Communist bloc.
Reporters Without Borders is publishing annually an index of the countries of the world according to their respect for press freedom.
Below the list of countries, you can call them Third World of Press Freedom, the “fl holes” for news where the privately-owned media is not allowed and freedom of expression does not exist.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/third_world.htm   (560 words)

 Third World Resource Directory Fact Sheet
Third World Resources also contains a four-page listing of organizations (with addresses and other contact information) for one of the four Third World regions (i.e., Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, and Middle East) and a one-page guide to resource materials on a particular topic (e.g., Palestinians, Africa in the classroom, international debt).
The term "Third World" is an inexact and popularly misunderstood designation for the emerging nations of the world.
His article [published in 1952] concludes with these words: "The Third World has, like the Third Estate, been ignored and despised and it too wants to be something." Sauvy saw the Third World ("Tiers Monde") as a modern parallel to the Third Estate ("Tiers Etat") of the French Revolution--the class of commoners.
worldviews.igc.org /twrdinfo.html   (1371 words)

 International Trade: Globalization
Incidents such as the improper use in the Third World of baby milk formula manufactured by Nestle, the gas leak from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, and the alleged involvement of foreign firms in the overthrow of President Allende of Chile have been used to perpetuate the ugly image of MNCs.
For the greater well-being of the majority of the world’s poor who live in the Third World, it is important that the positive contributions of these firms to their economies become more widely known.
And the simple explanation is that many Third World governments tax the profits of their local firms at a higher rate than they do those of foreign firms.
www.acton.org /ppolicy/trade/global   (2052 words)

 Brown University Third World Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Third World Center at Brown University, created in 1976, was designed to serve the interests and meet the needs of all Third World students and to promote racial and ethnic pluralism in the Brown community.
Originally housed in the basement of Churchill House, in 1986 the Third World Center was relocated to Partridge Hall on 68 Brown Street, directly across the street from Faunce Arch and the Main Green.
The Third World Center is directed by Dean Karen McLaurin-Chesson, Associate Dean of the College.
www.brown.edu /Student_Services/TWC   (155 words)

 Third World
This is Third World’s debut release, most unfortunately overlooked, or rather, overshadowed by band’s closely followed second album, 1869 (96° In The Shade), and the gamut of their popular 80’s work.
Although Third World is one of the most popular reggae acts in the world, the material I'd previously heard from them (mostly late '80s and early '90s stuff) had been a little too mainstream for my taste.
While Reggae Ambassadors might be more for the diehard Third World fans and Reggae Greats for the novice listeners and those who only like their '70s work, Ultimate Collection is a decent set if you know and enjoy some Third World tunes but don't want to shell out $$$ for the double CD Reggae Ambassadors.
www.reggae-reviews.com /thirdworld.html   (957 words)

 Third World
Conceptualizing and founding the Third World Band in 1973, Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore’s inimitable style (in both music and fashion) has been the unmistakable trademark of the band since day one.
Known and loved the world over simply as ‘Rugs’, his wit and disarming sense of humour secure him as a true lyricist both on and off the stage.
Joining Third World in early 1997, ‘Ruption’ has brought an intensity and precision, balanced by his playfulness that gives the rest of the band both the safety and the freedom to do spontaneous experimentation with the music.
www.reggaemovement.com /Artists/thirdworld.htm   (1922 words)

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