GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
CIRCUITS OF QUEER MOBILITY
Tourism, Travel, and Globalization
Jasbir Kaur Puar
While I was in Trinidad and Tobago in February 1998, a curious incident set
off a series of conversations about the often tense relati
Chapter 1 Freedoms Just Another Word
Harvey D. 2005. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Freedoms Just Another Word . . .
For any way of thought to become dominant, a conceptual apparatus has to be advanced that appea
The supra-national context and
Lecture 11. Week 8 - Tuesday June 20th
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), later World Trade
The European Union
Lecture 15 - Thursday July 6th
Globalizations sexual politics?
What does it mean to think about a sexual politics of globalization?
Can we think about sexuality as a global project or a capitalist project?
The Workers Context
Week 7. Lecture 12 - Thursday June 22
Work, labor, and social reproduction
Divisions of labor:
Social and technical division of labor
Spatial division of labor
International division of labor
New international division of labor
Lecture 13 - Tuesday
Womens participation in the global economy.
The gender pay gap.
Womens work. How is work gendered?
Low-status interactive service work.
High-status service work.
Discussion on divisions
The Circulation of
Capital, Logistics, ABS
Lecture 18 - Thursday July 13
The circulation of capital.
Tertiary and quaternary sectors
Advanced business services.
The logistics revolution.
Customer service work.
Lecture 20 - Thursday July 20th
Assessing the future, evaluating the past.
Arrighis systemic cycles of accumulation.
China and the end of US-led world capitalist hegemony?
The 2008 subprime mortgage crisis.
What about globalization?
Race and the
Lecture 14 - Thursday June 29th
Migration - in-migration/the mobility of capital
Racism in the workplace
Race and the global economy
Several ways to think about race and the global econom
Industries of the
Lecture 17 - Thursday July 13th
Review: the division of labor
Sectors of the global economy
Extraction and agriculture
Producing the land as a commodity
Colonialism and histories of extraction
Lecture 19 - Tuesday 18th July
What is neoliberalism?
Reviewing liberalism and economic liberalism
US imperialism abroad (e.g., Chile)
Domestic economic policy
Neoliberalism and politics
Short answer an
The Political Context and the
Week 4. Lecture 7 - Tuesday May 30th
The political context:
Nation-state (nation and state)
Nation-states in the 20th Century
Varieties of capitalism - there is not one cap
The Organizational Context
Week 6. Lecture 9 - Thursday June 8th
TNCs - Transnational Corporations
There are a great number of ways that transnational corporations organize their
Not all firms transnationalize, many prefer to remain domestic.
Patterns of Global Economic
Activity II - Trade & FDI
Week 2. Lecture 4 - Thursday May 11th
Reflecting on the previous lecture, examine some of the major trends of the 20th
Define and examine global patterns of trade and FDI (
What is the economy (for)?
Week 1. Lecture 2 - Thursday May 4th
Examine and historicize two key concepts:
What is the economy
The idea of globalization
Identify that the economy is a concept with a history. Its modern usage is quite
The Technological Context
Week 6. Lecture 8 - Tuesday June 6th
Thinking through the relationship between technology and economy.
Introduce the idea of Kondratiev long-waves.
Recognize that technological change often implicates changes in:
The Economic Context and the
Mode of Production
Week 3. Lecture 6 - Thursday May 25th
Part II - The Global Economy in Context
Various organizational contexts:
Patterns of Global Economic
Week 2 - Lecture 3 - Tuesday May 9th
Identify and understand different ways to measure economic activity.
GWP, GDP (nominal, real, PPP, per capita).
GDP growth as indicators of global economic act
Week 1. Lecture 1 - Tuesday May 2nd
Introduce the course and its contents.
Discuss the syllabus and assignments.
Introduce key concepts such as the economy, and globalization (more on this
Discuss the idea of
Inequality in the Global Economy
Week 3. Lecture 5 - Tuesday May 16th
Building on the previous two lectures an overview of global and domestic inequality.
Case study: IMF structural adjustment in Jamaica (Life and Debt documentary) - t
Chapter 6 Interpreting Places and Landscapes
What Is Social Geography
An approach to analyzing the relationship between society/social relations and space
What Is Society
o An Identifiable Social Group
o Produced through a sense of sameness or shared id
Individual landscape features may function as more than one kind of cognitive element
Distortion of images are partially due to incomplete information
o Often fragmented and biased information from other people, media etc.
Images and Behaviour
Globalization and The Restructuring of Age
1) Pressures to modernize in periphery/developing world
o Export of Western ideals of childhood into contexts where funds are lacking to enact
o Pressures on governments to build infrastructure around the c
Another aspect of globalization is the spread of modernity to peripheral regions
Globalization processes have brought about a generalization of forms of industrial production,
market behavior, trade, and consumption. They have also reinforced and exte
In periphery, children were important contributors to subsistence activities, including planting,
o Boys did agricultural work; boys and girl gathered water and collected seasonal foods
surrounding the village
Work and play were
Initially space seen as an objective physical surface upon which social identities could be mapped
Issue: Over-simplifies society and space
Spatial construction of society
o How do spatial arrangements contribute
understanding landscape is based on the conceptualization of landscape as text which means
landscape can be read and written by groups and individuals
o landscape doesnt come ready made with labels on them writers have to give
Places as Objects of Consumption in Postmodern Society
Postmodernity: A view of the world that emphasizes on economic and scientific progress,
arguing that modernitys failure to deliver such progress in a sustainable and equitable fashion to
Refers to the relations and interactions between age groups
Not compartmentalizing the study of age groups; power relations between adults and children
or the old
Intergenerational relations are geographical
o Emplacement o
In the past, must of earths space was considered sacred and now very few spaces are
o Ex Islam, Christianity and Buddhism think of sacred places as more specific locations
(church temple, mosque)
o Often members of a specific religion journey to sacred