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GS 3000 - Globalization
Transcript of GS 3000 - Globalization
Is it good or bad?
Pros and Cons?
Globalization cannot be confined to any
thematic framework. It cuts across
Economic, Political, Cultural,
Technological, and Ecological
When we speak of Globalization,
we are speaking of a complex
chain of global interdependencies
What does that mean?
Osama Bin Laden denounced the forces of modernity, but his entire operation was dependent upon the very forces of Modernity (produced in the last 2 decades as well) he denounced. Where can you see the forces of Modernity in this photo from his infamous video
Interdedpendencies connecting the local to the
global reveal the intricate, and sometimes
contradictory social dynamics of globalization
Hybridization - the mixing of different
cultural forms and styles facilitated by global economic and cultural exchanges
Bin Laden's dress reflects hybridization. He was
wearing contemporary military fatigues over
traditional arab garments. The fatigues are a symbolic reminder of the Soviet occupation during the 80's which was eventually won with the help of US arms sales.
Lets stretch this idea of interdependency to see if we can make it connect even further. How did the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 in influence Murfreesboro in 2010?
Deterritorialization - Borders are
becoming less important factors as
world is becoming more socially,
economically, politically, ecologically
& technologically connected - Phones,
internet (amazon and ebay)
Your phones and computers sitting with you right now in class. Lets say you wanted to order a laptop. It could be designed in NYC, and when you call you might be connected to an operator in India.
This Indian Woman is a hell of a saleswoman. SO........
When you decided to purchase the product, a shipping order my be instantly faxed to a warehouse in Chicago, who bought the finished product from a Japanese company with factories in the US...But that Japanese company most likely bought raw materials from countries in South Asia, and manufactured parts in China before it reaches your doorstep.
globalization is a rapid intensification of political, economic, cultural, and technological social connections and relations
Is Globalization an evenly distributed process? Does everyone receive equal benefits of this intensification of social relations?
Definitely not! people in different parts of the world are affected very differently, and thus, there are often contradictory views on its scale, effects, policy outcomes, and more.
Globalization is associated with inequalities.
Countries in the Global South do not enjoy the same equal access to the vast expanding networks and
infrastructures as countries in the Global North. Economically advanced countries tend to benefit more from its effects.
Obviously the internet has played a major role the creation, multiplication, expansion, and intensification of global social interconnections and exchanges. The internet connects billions of individuals, governments, and private associations. most of this infrastructure and technology has been created in the past 30 years, and thus, in this regard, globalization is a new phenomenon.
The modern period which ended in 1970 saw an acceleration in industrialization, imperlialism, and open-market trade which gave way to disparities in wealth and health, caused different political alignments. Nationalism spread rapidly, and worldwide devastating interstate warfare took place at unprecedented levels. Defeat of axis powers/Cold War/Creation of the UN
Globalization is not a single process but a set of processes that operate simultaneously and unevenly on several levels and dimensions. We will explore some of these various dimensions individually while keeping a mind to a larger set of interconnected processes to broaden our understanding.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase global studies?
What are some of the main topics you think of when you hear this term?
1- Global Safety Responses
2 - Global volunteers
3 - Global health effects
4 Internally and Internationally displaced peoples - Migration
5 - What the response of the people is?
Tens of thousands of antinuclear protesters gathered on Monday, July 16th 2012, in central Tokyo in the largest rally since last year's Fukushima disaster. - NYTimes
Then you gotta look at the history...
why might nuclear power be such a sensitive topic?
Why else might America be involved?
Okinawa, Markets, East Asian Stability - tied to the legacy of WWII
Why global Studies?
To Analyze how global transformations affect not only the world as a whole but also localities in many different ways. Global Studies then is linked to a desire to discover effective ways of improving the world.
Global Citizen - People who see their local actions as having global consequences and who have accepted that they have a responsibility to work to better the conditions of the world and its people.
Many social functions and activities can
take place without borders functioning as
Fukushima - Laptops...more?
When did it begin????????
The Global Village-
Messengers, Print, Broadcast, Internet....
% of global mined tantalum production
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Australia 41.7% 45.7% 56.1% 54.8% 71.5% 75.9% 71.0% 73.8% 42.4% 54.3% 45.3% 55.9% 63.9% 59.8% 56.4% 61.9% 54.9% 50.6% 46.8% 12.1%
Brazil 22.7% 17.6% 15.0% 16.1% 15.0% 13.9% 14.1% 13.4% 39.8% 25.6% 17.8% 17.8% 13.6% 15.6% 14.9% 15.7% 20.2% 20.6% 15.1% 26.9%
Canada 21.7% 19.5% 12.0% 8.1% 10.8% 9.1% 14.1% 12.0% 7.3% 8.4% 5.3% 6.5% 3.9% 4.3% 4.0% 4.6% 6.4% 5.2% 3.4% 3.7%
D.R. Congo2.5% 3.4% 2.0% 1.9% 0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.1% 5.1% 2.0% 1.2% 1.4% 2.4% 1.6% 8.1% 8.4% 13.0%
DR Congo 11.4% 13.8% 14.8% 19.0% 2.4% 0.8% 0.8% 0.7% 10.5% 11.8% 19.4% 14.7% 16.5% 19.1% 23.3% 15.5% 16.8% 15.5% 26.3% 44.3%
WORLD 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Coltan (short for columbite–tantalite and known industrially as tantalite) is a dull black metallic ore from which the elements niobium (formerly "columbium") and tantalum are extracted. The niobium-dominant mineral in coltan is columbite, and the tantalum-dominant mineral is tantalite.
Tantalum from coltan is used to manufacture tantalum capacitors, used in consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, DVD players, video game systems and computers. Coltan mining has been cited as helping to finance serious conflict, for example in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Who Benefits from the Coltan trade? - Pros and Cons
Groups of 3 or 4-