Three Notions of consumption 1. Literal consumption in terms of what we eat 2. Consumption in terms of what we buy 3. Consuming the other “eating” the other. The logical development consuming natural resources labor Style is political Production consumption women are all along the chain Developed “world”/ “developing world” The Brettonwoods Institution • World bank • IMF – helps lesser fortunate nations that are struggling financially • WTO – monitors various legal configurations in terms of transnational trade Neo Liberalism 101 Rights discourse 1. Deregulation 2. Privatization 3. Openness to foreign investment 4. Tax breaks for corporations Free trade zones: can do business without having to reinvest money into the host country 5. Weakening of labor and environmental laws
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