GEO 210-march 4

GEO 210-march 4 - GEO 210- March 4, 2008 Globalization of...

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GEO 210- March 4, 2008 04/03/2008 14:45:00 Globalization of food -expansion of brands like McDonalds -Western food expanding to Asia, Africa Globalization of culture -cultural artifacts are no longer confined to the region(s) they originated (ie- gate  in Chinatown), same goes for cultural practices which are no longer constrained by  geography (yoga, tai chi, popularity of western music and movies) Globalization of commodities -commodities are being made in one country, but being made available for  consumption in other nations (brand names like Nike spreading worldwide) -no longer restricted to specific geographical locations -one of the factors of globalization is that it erases the geographical borders (no  longer a big obstacle) Globalization of protests -local issues gain global status, awareness has spread Localization -an understanding of what makes certain places unique (could be a landscape, 
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