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Definitions of Global Perspective

  1. (noun) A viewpoint that posits the world as the sum of complex, interconnected parts.
  2. (noun) A viewpoint that tries to understand the place or places of individuals, groups, cultures and societies in the world and how they relate to each other.

Example of Global Perspective

  • Studying the implications of economic policies of illegal drug use not only locally, but also where a drug is produced, and the supply chain.

Global Perspective Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: glob·al per·spec·tive

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /glOH-buhl puhr-spEk-tiv/
  • British English – /glOH-buhl puh-spEk-tiv/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈgloʊbəl pərˈspɛktɪv/
  • British English – /ˈgləʊbəl pəˈspɛktɪv/

Usage Note

  • Plural: global perspectives

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Works Consulted

Macionis, John. 2012. Sociology. 14th ed. Boston: Pearson.

Macionis, John, and Kenneth Plummer. 2012. Sociology: A Global Introduction. 4th ed. Harlow, England: Pearson Education.

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Global Perspective

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “global perspective.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 14, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/global-perspective/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

global perspective. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/global-perspective/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “global perspective.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 14, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/global-perspective/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“global perspective.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/global-perspective/>.