* All countries that we have visited have been colonized in the past
Introduction through Brazil
Is globalization a new phenomenon? (why or why not, providing examples)?
a new process
the interconnectedness of peoples’ lives and places across the world
is much older
The spread of Islam linked parts of Asia, Africa and Europe together in dense political and
economic relationships long before European colonial expansion
In the 14
century, Spain’s Alhambra Palace was located in the northwest border of a Muslim
world that extended to present day Indonesia, a reminder that global interconnections are not all
new, or centered on the North
The late 19
century also saw “free” trade (backed by Britain’s military) driving massive
international flows of capital, people, and commodities, as European colonialism brought distant
places into close, if uneven, relationships with each other
What is meant by the term global ‘South’ as it has been used in Global Studies this semester?
Parts of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia that are often referred to as the “developing
Largely based on national income (says Chris Smith)
Which of the countries visited this semester (SAS Spring 2011) are part of the global ‘South,’ and why?
Brazil, Ghana, South Africa, India, China, Vietnam
Which of the countries visited this semester (SAS Spring 2011) are part of the global ‘North,’ and why?
Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan
course we have been focusing on a small number of themes that have been used to
illustrate the way we can (or should speak about the global ‘South’). What is meant by the following terms: Power;
: the capability to act, to control others, or something that operates within everyday techniques,
strategies and practices
: the power of individuals to act. Often used in contrast to “structure” which refers to abstract
economic, social and political structures (such as capitalism) which some argue shape and control our
the ways in which language, symbols, signs and images stand for objects, people, events,
processes or things
what is meant by the following terms: Neoliberalism; Colonialism; Orientalism; Capitalism; Socialism;
Communism; Eurocentrism; Mercantilism; Developmentalism; Postmodernism; Modernity; Nationalism; Market
Socialism; Modernization; Debt Ratio?
Neoliberalism: More orthodox economic liberal policy ideals and values featured minimally fettered
capitalism (limited state role in the economy)
Colonialism: the establishment, maintenance, acquisition and expansion of colonies in one territory by
people from another territory. Colonialism is a process whereby sovereignty over the colony is claimed by
the metropole and the social structure, government and economics the colony are changed by colonists -
people from the metropole. Colonialism is a set of unequal relationships: between the metropole and the