Lecture 26 World system

Lecture 26 World system - Lecture 26 Outline 11/22/11 A...

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Lecture 26 Outline 11/22/11 A historical overview of the modern world system Four waves of globalization movement: 1. From the 15th century to the 18th century, European social-economic system (capitalism) was imposed on vast areas in Africa, Americas, Oceania, and Asia through expanding colonialism. The labor and productivity of the colonies were harnessed to the European core in an unequal relationship. 2. Mid 19th century, European powers forcibly involve East Asian countries in the world system. As a result, Japan started its own process of modernization (through a revolution known as the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912), while China fell into a semi-colony of the Western powers. 3. The Cold War period (1945-1989), in the wake of World War II, the United States and Soviet Union emerged as two superpowers representing respectively the competing ideologies of capitalism and communism. The world was divided into the “West” (or capitalist) and “East” (or communist) camps. Most countries in the world were attached to either of the two camps in
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ANT 2410 taught by Professor Peon during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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Lecture 26 World system - Lecture 26 Outline 11/22/11 A...

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