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Unformatted text preview: Living in our Globalized World: Notes 6 Processes of globalization: Diasporas Copyright Bruce Owen 2011 - Another kind of process that leads to globalization, or increasing interconnection and contact: diasporas - Where the discussion of capitalism looked at an overall cause, this discussion of diasporas is more descriptive - diasporas are caused by something else - often, but not always, eventually rooted in the perpetual growth of capitalism - also by wars, religious persecution, and other factors - they are a kind of phenomenon that recurs in different cases and has interesting features - which help us to understand and compare cases - labeling something as a diaspora is an aid to thinking about it, not an explanation of it - Origin of the word, and the metaphor on which this category of phenomenon is based: Greek for roughly sow (seeds) over - that is, broadcast sowing: scattering seeds widely across a prepared field - This is how Greeks visualized their practice of planting colonies of settlers around the Mediterranean region - leading to a spread of Greek people and culture from a compact core region of Greece into...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course ANTHRO 340.101 taught by Professor Owen during the Fall '11 term at Sonoma.

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