IR 210 Session 13

IR 210 Session 13 - IR 210 Notes 9.26.07 Session XIII...

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IR 210 Notes 9.26.07 Session XIII Remember for each world: -Key actors, belief systems, controversies -Also, consider how the worlds combine and collide -What is power in each world? Ideal world? Cultural World I. Three elements: A. Traditional culture 1. world of beliefs and practices 2. cultural identity 3. ethnicity, race, and religion B. Popular culture 1. global consumer culture 2. critics call this “westoxication”; undermining traditional values C. Global Political Culture 1. spread of western ideals and norms of political and economic behavior 2. Empire of ideas; LIEO (Liberal International Economic Order) !!!!!!! 5 Point Mid-term Question!!!!!! Who are our cultural leaders in each category? Why do cultural leaders have so much power? What kind of power and authority?
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-Traditional: leader could be a religious leader with ideological power (control over meaning) (from Mann’s power networks) -Popular: news media, authors II. Why the increase in fundamentalism? A. Is the issue political, economic, cultural, or a combination?
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IR 210 Session 13 - IR 210 Notes 9.26.07 Session XIII...

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