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SOC 130GR - SOC 130GR 21:50 United Steel Workers 2500 union...

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Unformatted text preview: SOC 130GR 21:50 United Steel Workers 2500 union activist dead in Colombia. Globalization and Resistance Introduction: What is globalization? What is Resistance? Stiglitz Globalization and its discontents What on Earth is Happening? Key concept by which we understand transition of Human society into 3 rd millennium; Not a thing but a process- Process of structural change Globalization reaching into deepest corners of planet, modifying social, cultural and political life everywhere. Effects ubiquitous for people all over the world. In Academia- all disciplines. Dramatic change of globalization of the 90 th century. We cannot understan anything going on world without linking it to globalization.. What is Globalization? New concept, but also contested, no consensus defintion Competing definitons, competing theories , competeing approaches. Essentially contestested concepts. Ideologically and politically charged ( democracy, freedom, rights) Marcom Waters A social process in which constrainst of geography on soial and cultural arrangements recede and in which people become increasingly aware that they are receding Increaisng interconnectedness ( objective) Increasing awareness of this interconnectedness (subjective) Objective and subjective . What has happened to led us to talk about globalization? Study of globaliation revolves around several classes of phenomenon Study of Globalization revolves around several classes of phenomenon in recent decades: 1. Emergence of globalized econlmy, based on new systems of production finance, and consumkption and worldwide econoci integration. 2. Idea of a global culture 3. Global Political Processes. 4.Tranational migration- new trannationla flows of peoples and communities; 5. New global Communications 6. Global Problems and Global conflicts. Power elite Sociological imagination. The ability to have sociological imagination is to linked social and individiuals issues. Dynamic new inter-disciplinary field many approaches Global cultural approach Global society approach Global Capitalism Approach Marx internal logic of capitalist system The need for a Transnational processe political and cultural processe emerging global society rest on material vais of global economy Key debates Time-space compression Harmonious global village/ Marshal manhuhan Global village 1964 the world is becoming a smaller places because of the media....
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2011 for the course SOC 130GR taught by Professor Robinson during the Winter '09 term at UCSB.

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