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Globalization o The intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away Deeply connected to one another globally Skeptics vs. Radicals o Is this a natural progression or something that is new and revolutionary?? Skeptics Globalization has been occurring throughout the course of human history The current period is a natural progression in the course of human history There was always exchange and movement around the globe and we simply have more of it in contemporary life. Radicals It is a new phenomenon that characterizes life in the late 20 th and early 21 st centuries The rate at which human interaction among ordinary citizens occurs in the present day is a radical departure from anything experienced in previous history. Time-space compression o We have experienced an intense phase of time-space compression Time and space are condensed in such a way that their qualities have been revolutionized in our lives. o The physical boundaries between individuals become less and less important during this process as the ability to transcend these boundaries increases o This has had a profound impact on social, economic and political practices and the way we experience the world around us. Economic Foundations
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course ANTH 205 taught by Professor Buckser during the Spring '10 term at Purdue.

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