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1.18.11 - 1.18.11 Geographies of Globalization: Region...

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1.18.11 Globalization : the increasing interconnectedness of people and places across the  planet through converging processes of economic, political, and cultural change. But…. This is a geographically uneven process; not simply a great leveler of the field. Globalization and scale : just because a train is “local at all points” does not mean the  railroad is not also transforming a wider region, e.g., by linking distant places with  markets for goods and labor Diverse Outcomes of Globalization The “global assembly line” Cultural hybridities (some homogenization, but mixtures still arise) Ex: McDonald’s in  South Korea Contradictions and resistance? Ex: the U.S.-Mexico border controls the movement of  people, capital, and goods Another more recent dimension of the international division of labor is called the “global  assembly line.” The term refers to the fact that industrial products are today  manufactured in multiple sites around the world. 
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course GEOG 120 taught by Professor Whitmore during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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1.18.11 - 1.18.11 Geographies of Globalization: Region...

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