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Europe in a Global Context Global 2 Instructor: Francesca Degiuli
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Extra-Credit Events for the Week "Greenhouse Gasses and Global Warming: Building a Defensible Environmental Document“ with Greg Mohr (UCSB Environmental Studies Lecturer) and Dan Gira (program manager at AMEC) Wednesday, April 9, 6:00 p.m. at Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library
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Extra-Credit Events for this Week The Center for Black Studies Research and the Department of Black Studies present: Winnifred Brown-Glaude Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY-Stony Brook Friday April 11 th 12:00 Center for Black Studies Research 4603 South Hall Afro-Jamaican Market Women in the Public Sphere: Challenging Race/ Class/Gender Inequality in the Age of Globalization Public representations of Afro-Jamaican female street vendors -- commonly known as higglers -- present these women as low-status and even as deviants. Based on ethnographic research in Jamaica, I argue that these representations stem from an ideology of social pollution attached to higglers -- an ideology based in deep-rooted race/color, class, and gender divisions that have long been a part of Jamaica's social and political fabric. The treatment of higglers cannot be explained by their informal status as market women. Instead, it must be seen as an attempt by local elites to control a social and spatial order shaped by race/color, class and gender divisions in a context of acute economic challenges and social instability.
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In the news this week France cancels Olympic Torch Relay In various locations throughout Paris, activists angry about China's human rights record and crackdown on protesters in Tibetan areas carried Tibetan flags and waved signs reading "the flame of shame." Riot police squirted tear gas to break up a sit-in protest by about 300 demonstrators who blocked the torch route. Activists have been protesting along the torch route since the flame embarked on its 136,000-km journey from Ancient Olympia in Greece to Beijing. The round-the-world trip is the longest in Olympic history, and is meant to highlight China's economic and political power. Activists have seized on it as a platform for their causes, angering Beijing. Beijing organizers criticized London's protesters, saying their actions were a "disgusting" form of sabotage by Tibetan separatists.
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In the news this week NY Times Series: America’s for Sale HOLLAND, Mich. — Four years ago, a low-slung factory on the fringes of town here was stagnating and shedding workers. Then Siemens, the German industrial giant, bought the plant and folded it into a global enterprise. Today, the factory is shipping wastewater treatment equipment to Asia and the Middle East and employing twice as many workers. ] About 60 miles to the northeast, such talk provokes contemptuous snickers. Two years have passed since a Swedish multinational shut down what had been the largest refrigerator factory in the country, a sprawling complex along the Flat River in
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course GLOBAL STU glbl 1 taught by Professor Estherlezra during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.

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