Lecture 3 - Global 1 Lecture 3: Thinking Globally about...

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Global 1 Lecture 3: Thinking Globally about history June 25, 2008 READ MONDAY’s assignment Outline for today I. Sakai II. Authentic histories III. Wolf and history IV. Hodgson and maps V. Linkages Authentic histories? o Rosetta stone—196 BCE o Hindu Sama Priests Chanting o Oral vs written? Oral is easily changeable Written lasts longer o Master narrative? Accepted compared to alternatives one Leaves people or things out Challenges to Viewing history Globally (Wolf) o If the world is=totality of interconnected processes, then disassembling its totality falsifies reality o World histories often turn interconnected processes into static things o Ex: traditions societies cultures, nations.
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o What people often do is turn these ideas into things o Cultures are just processes and not things o Wolf says “ two bundles of things” o Ex: tradition: people often assume that tradition is static; not changing. Tradition however is not static, it always changes. o Ways we neglect that traditions are always changing Diamonds 20 th century Is US society the same or changed? Changed immensely o Summary of slide? Things cannot be described as static, they are always changing
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2008 for the course GLOBAL STU 1 taught by Professor Dunn during the Summer '07 term at UCSB.

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Lecture 3 - Global 1 Lecture 3: Thinking Globally about...

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