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Transcript of Globalization
Power, Authority, and Influence
Mode of Production
Located within certain structures
Ability to control work
Monday, 5 October, 2015
Complexity and Interaction
The objects needed to make nessesary items
Means of Production
Economic and Political systems are often very closely related
Processes of globalization are:
two way interaction
Globalization is often implicated in political, as well as economic change
From Last Class:
IRB- Institutional Review Board
How do people get what they need and want?
Doin' It for Themselves
Small kin-based groups
Egalitarian/little social stratification
Leaders have limited authority or influence
Relative age is one of the few bases for status difference
Membership in group if often flexible
Fewer notions of private property
Merchantilism to Imperialism
State and Corporate Capital
Few large landowners, in contractual relations with workers
Political life: Consensus
Status by Achievement
Exchange based economy
Most peoples now also participate in the
Theory of Social Change
Factories and Automation
Centralized political unit emcompassing many communities and possessing coercive powers.
Demarcated boundries/ territories
Monopoly on the use of force and the maintence of law and order
Full time military and police forces
Externally: States defend borders, offensively expand territory
Internally: Regulate populations through laws, courts, police
Enumerate and classify populations on a regular basis (census)
Extract resources from citizens/residents through taxation
Permanent social Stratification
A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of an economic, social, religious cultural, or political organization
Cultural codes to live a "good life"
Ideologies explain the rulers right to rule, justify inequality, and builds hegemony
Sometimes called "the hegemonic discourse
The maintenance of a stratified social order through the process by which subordinates comply with domination by internalizing the dominate classes' values and accepts their "naturalness".
Questions to think about while watching:
How are power, authority, and influence displayed in the documentary?
What are the issues surrounding multinational corporations in a country like Jamaica?
How does the history of colonialism still impact Jamaica today?