*Research paper: 10pgs double spaced (not including references). 12pt times new roman with 1
margins. Use sub-titles for different sections. Should have >5-6 academics references. Use
Chicago style citation (just be consistent). Dont use endnot
*No conferences. No coursepack, but required readings are posted on mycourses. Slides posted
on my courses.
*Final exam is answering 4 out of 6 questions. All essay; no mult. chx. It wont cover the
midterm material (i.e. the 2 books). Wont ask
Internet isnt a global phenomenon. It only affects certain (i.e. developed) areas. Theres a
high level of exclusion. Internet only benefits people who have access to education, etc.
Its the urban elite that it benefits. of people in the world
Urban Sociology: Sociology 222
Dr. Don Hinrichs, Instructor
Winter Term 2013
Office Hours: 1/2 hour before class and after class near classroom and by appointment.
Teaching Assistant: Saoussan Askar
SOCI 307 Reading Notes
What is Globalization? Is it Happening?
Held et al, Rethinking Globalization
Globalization can be located on a continuum with the local, national and regional.
Globalization can be taken to refer to those spatio-temporal processes
*Prof didnt elaborate on some points throughout the lec because of time constraint*
IMFs Shifting Missions:
From developed to developing countries, and then to former communist countries, now
again to some developed countries.
Gradual rise of
*Midterm: 5pgs double spaced. Hand in to Lea 712. Better to submit on time and written not that
great than handing in perfectly written paper late. Only on the 2 books. Choice of what questions
to answer (e.g. either compare the 2 books, or ans
*Midterm: should be 5pgs (4pgs is too little and 6pgs means youre being anecdotal. 12pt, times
new roman, double spaced. Put hardcopy in the mailbox.
From Vertical Integration to Off-shoring:
Collins presented diff options of
*No specific questions on final about the movie, but can use movie to explain things on the final.
Movie: China Blue
Working conditions in sweatshops. Are women better or not better off? Guangdong
province in China is the factory capital of the
*Final exam: will probably take < 3hrs to write. 6 essay questions but just choose 4 to answer.
No questions specifically about Collins or Rivoli, but can use material from those books to
answer questions if you want. Its closed-book.
Some say inequality has decreased, others say it has increased. Many differing claims on
globalizations outcome simply due to differing ideologies; we dont actually know
whats going on with globalization.
Are Poverty and Inequality Really Decr
World Social Forum contd
WSF created in 2001 as a joint venture of people from PT and ATTAC.
WEF tried to coordinate economic policies (was an intl. neoliberal summit).
WSF to counteract/be alternative to WEF.
WSF as a multilayered space: it
Why Codes Are Not Enough:
Whats inside the codes, even if theyre good, is minimum.
Nike as critical case:
o Picked 2 suppliers in Mexico to inspect.
o Same labour regulations, same regional office. 2 suppliers dealt with same buyer.