Globalization 1 - Joe Kao 1/28/09 Professor Schalow...

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Joe Kao 1/28/09 Professor Schalow Discussion Sheet #1 Globalization is a long, intricate process. Although the process has sped up dramatically in recent years, due to advancements in technology, its origins date back thousands of years ago. None of our new technology would be available if it wasn’t for the advancements in technology made hundreds and even thousands of years ago. As this long process of globalization went on, the world seemed to become smaller and smaller. In today’s world, our technology allows us to travel to virtually anywhere on the planet and communicate with anyone anywhere. These ideas are discussed thoroughly in chapters one and two of Manfred B. Steger’s “Globalization,” while similar ideas are applied to food in Sidney W. Mintz’s article, “Asia’s contribution to World Cuisine.” Through the long, ancient process of globalization, what was once a gigantic planet with insurmountable barriers is now a small world connected by networks where people enjoy
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course GLOBAL ASI 55555 taught by Professor Lu during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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Globalization 1 - Joe Kao 1/28/09 Professor Schalow...

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