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Unformatted text preview: Understanding Globalization Understanding Globalization (GEK 1041) (GEK 1041) TOYOTA Mika 豊豊豊豊 Department of Sociology Structure of the lecture Structure of the lecture Conceptualizing Globalization Who are the key sociologists/ anthropologists who made important contributions to the current debates about globalization? What are their key ideas? 5 key metaphors 5 key metaphors 1. “Liquidity” by Zygmunt Bauman 2. “Flows” by Arjun Appadurai 3. “Networks” by Manuel Castells 4. “Frictions” by Anna Tsing 5. “McDonaldization” by George Ritzer “ “ Liquidity” Liquidity” Zygmunt Bauman (1925-) Polish-Jewish sociologist Modernity Modernity Liquid phenomena Liquid phenomena They do not easily hold their shape The spatial and temporal aspects of globalization are in continuous flux They do not only move easily but once they are on the move they are difficult to stop Liquid tends to melt whatever stands it its path “ “ Network” Network” Manuel Castells (1942-) Barcelona, Spain “...
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