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Week 1 Tuesday“Transnational Gangs”Two processes happening at once: American gang culture & actually gang members getting exported outside of America – help make the transnational cultureTechnology facilitates globalization“Gangland Video”There are all types of transnational gangs. A lot of gangs are transnational. Gangs can evolve and change“Stereotyping”The old fray concerning Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks about not being smart and being sent to IraqStereotyped all military members as not being intelligent“Stereotyping: We do it to other People”Do we stereotype street gangs?Gang activity?How and if gangs migrate?What fuels migration if it occurs?Do we stereotype immigrants, groups of people, the police?“Transnational Gangs”A group of three or moreCommon identifier, sign or symbolAssociationInvolved in criminal activity between countriesCriminal activity does not have to be felony conduct, nor is turf a requirement, or school statusGlobalization: increased mobility of goods, services, labor, technology and capital throughout the worldoSocial definition: a process that extending the gang behaviors and goods world wideoInvestors Words: “the name for a process of increasing connectivityand interdependence of the world’s markets and business” So how and why do economic terms apply to the American gang culture?oGlobalization is a term that really describes a processoTo fully understand the impact of this process, you also have to consider the use of technology“Globalization Breeds Violence”Although demographic trends helped pack the bomb of violence, heightened global integration litthe fuse. Despite its undeniable benefits – particularly in the macroeconomic arena – globalization has aggravated income inequalities throughout the world, spread a culture of violence through increased communications and media, and expanded trade in “death industries”
such as firearms and drugs. All these developments either cause or reinforce upward trends in global violence.The US: Less than 5% of the world’s population, but as a nation we consume over 50% of illegal drugsThe most popular illegal drug: marijuana oCan you get physical addicted to marijuana? YesoOverdose: fall asleep