CHAPTER 1

or CHAPTER 101: THE LAST FEW DECADES

(THE 1990s – THE 2010s)*

Some of the major themes of the last few decades: Social media and smartphones, China and post-Soviet Russia as superpowers, identity politics, LGBT rights, the War on Terror, and more. See citations below for photo credits.

* Please remember that Ch. 1 is the LAST chapter in this book!

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I. Introduction

II. The Web And Mobile Computing

III. Current Geopolitics

IV.  AIDS:  Science And Society

V. Our Generation

VI. Conclusions

VIII. Chapter 1 Margin Notes (blog posts)

Photo credits

Upper left:  Book Catalog, 12/07/2018, CC BY 2.0 license, https://www.flickr.com/photos/bookcatalog/39471666790 (accessed 4/08/19).

Upper right:  Kremlin.ru, 7/26/2018, CC BY 4.0 license, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vladimir_Putin_and_Xi_Jinping,_26_july_2018_(1).jpg

Lower left:  Mathias Wasik, 2/04/2017, CC BY 2.0 license, https://www.flickr.com/photos/wasik/32562107212 (accessed 4/08/19).

Lower right:  U.S. Army, “Waiting for Extraction”, 2/14/2012, CC BY 2.0 license, https://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/6872916011/ (accessed 4/08/19).

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