Culture and Globalization
Environment I
November 4, 2013
Key Themes
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military industrial complex
settler colonialism
sovereignty
industrial capitalism / post-industrial
se...
Colonialism & Neocolonialism
● How does the story of uranium mining
help us think about the Cold War
transition to globali...
Kerr-McGee Oil Industries
Promotional Film
Accumulation by Dispossession
● Review Marx’s notion of “primitive
accumulation” and Harvey’s version of
“accumulation by ...
Plutonomy
What does Klein mean by “plutonomy”
(pages 392-393)?
The elevator to equality
John Varley, of USAID’s Competitive
Program, compared the rebuilding plan for
Sri Lanka to an ele...
“terra nullis”
What does this concept describe?
“terra nullis”
What does this concept describe?
● imperial notion of “empty” or “wasted”
land that justifies colonization
“terra nullis”
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  1. 1. Culture and Globalization Environment I November 4, 2013
  2. 2. Key Themes ● ● ● ● military industrial complex settler colonialism sovereignty industrial capitalism / post-industrial service economies ● NGOs and international aid
  3. 3. Colonialism & Neocolonialism ● How does the story of uranium mining help us think about the Cold War transition to globalization? ● What are key similarities and differences between the two contexts of uranium mining and the tsunami?
  4. 4. Kerr-McGee Oil Industries Promotional Film
  5. 5. Accumulation by Dispossession ● Review Marx’s notion of “primitive accumulation” and Harvey’s version of “accumulation by dispossession” ● How do we see these processes illustrated in both the cases of the tsunami and uranium mining?
  6. 6. Plutonomy What does Klein mean by “plutonomy” (pages 392-393)?
  7. 7. The elevator to equality John Varley, of USAID’s Competitive Program, compared the rebuilding plan for Sri Lanka to an elevator (p. 398). What did he mean by this? Do we think the elevator plan will work? Why or why not?
  8. 8. “terra nullis” What does this concept describe?
  9. 9. “terra nullis” What does this concept describe? ● imperial notion of “empty” or “wasted” land that justifies colonization
  10. 10. “terra nullis”

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