introduction to unit 5

introduction to unit 5 - political and cultural domination...

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Readings: Gumery,  International Views, Chapter 1,+ pages 131-157 Online Course Pack: Steve Schifferes, "Shanghai: Creating a Global  City"; Mel Van Elteren, Definitions of Americanization and De- Americanization; Lu Rucai, "Standing Free of America"; Bruce  Kennedy, "Little Thoughts Over a Big Mac" In this unit, we broaden our scope to consider the meanings of  national identity and globalization. Speficially, we consider a debate  over American influence in the world and whether "globalization" and  "Americanization" mean the same thing.   How are the two concepts  related and how do they diverge?  What are the political implications  of using each term?  Is the perception of America's economic, 
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Unformatted text preview: political, and cultural domination in the world justified? Does America have any competition for worldwide influence? Does it stand alone in that influence? What do the writers perceive as the positive and negative aspects of that influence? Why do the citizens of some countries, like China or Venezuela, want to "de-Americanize"? As you read, also pay attention to the following terms: Americanization cultural imperialism de-Americanization hegemony outsourcing consumerism acculturation sovereignty reverse colonization protectionism entitlement exceptionalism (from lecture)...
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