Ch1_2_3_Lecture_Notes

Ch1_2_3_Lecture_Notes - Chapter 1: World Regions...

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Globalization & Diversity; Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 1 World Regions Map of World Regions (fig. 1.2) Regions defined by Rowntree et al. Chapter 1: Globalization and Diversity
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Globalization & Diversity; Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 2 Learning Objectives Understand framework for studying world regional geography Examine varied aspects of globalization – Economic, cultural, geopolitical, environmental, social Understand the following models and terms – Demographic transition – Measures of population growth and change – Indicators of social development – Measures of economic development – State, nation, and nation-state – Culture – Core-periphery model
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Globalization & Diversity; Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 3 Diversity Amid Globalization Globalization : the increasing interconnectedness of people and places through the converging processes of economic, political, and cultural change • Converging Currents of Globalization – Global communications link world regions – Global transportation – Transnational corporations – Global free-trade agreements – Globalized market for consumer goods – Globalization of workers, managers, executives
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Globalization & Diversity; Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 4 COMPONENTS OF GLOBALIZATION 1. Global Consumer Culture • May erode local diversity • Can cause social tensions between traditional cultures –Examples: clothing, food, movies –Global goods and services more familiar in North America as many originated there Hybridization: occurs when forms of American pop culture spread abroad & are melded with local cultural traditions Hybridites include world beat music, Asian food, Japanese comic books - found worldwide
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Globalization & Diversity; Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 5 2. Geopolitical Component • Globalization goes beyond national boundaries • UN provides representation to all countries • Global trade + cultural exchange are products of international agreements 3. Environmental Concerns • Globalized economy creates/intensifies environmental problems • Native peoples may lose resource base • Globalization aggravates world environmental problems
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Globalization & Diversity; Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 6 4. Social Dimensions • Increased international migration – Asians, Latin Americans to the U.S. – Africans, Asians to Western Europe – Immigrants from developing to developed regions • Criminal element to globalization – Terrorism (discussed later in the chapter) – Drugs » Illegal narcotics link remote mountains of Burma to the global economy » Economies reorient to drug smuggling & money laundering – Pornography and prostitution, gambling
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Globalization & Diversity; Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 7 • Advocates and Critics of Globalization – Proglobalization Stance – Globalization is logical expression of capitalism • Removing trade barriers will increase efficiency, spread new technology/ideas • Free flow of capital will enhance global economic
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