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Eduarte Globalization Bm Q4 Photo Essay Eduarte Globalization Bm Q4 Photo Essay Presentation Transcript

  • Globalization Photo Essay Erik Duarte E-Band
  • Migration and Colonization
  • Migration and Colonization Philadelphia has a rich cultural background that involves several immigrant groups. From religious to ethnic/racial backgrounds you can see it here. Immigration to Philadelphia started in the 1600's. During that time Europeans sailed for many different reasons. In the recent years, there have been a predominance of different ethnic/racial and/or religious backgrounds in Philadelphia. In the “Port Fishington” (includes parts of Port Richmond, Fishtown, and Kensington) section of the city you can see a predominance of Caucasians, Hispanic/Latinos and Vietnamese. In the image of Visitation B.V.M., a catholic church in that area, you can see that they incorporate the three main languages spoken in that area; English, Spanish and Vietnamese. This is not only found in Philadelphia, but throughout the world.
  • Environment and Energy
  • Environment and Energy Environment and Energy are topics that have been going around for years. This is not an issue that involves only one country; it involves the world. In recent years the many countries have started to try other means of helping the environment and generating energy. This can be seen in the United States. The US, like many of the first world countries, have teamed up to set standards to help create energy efficient buildings and other materials. Pennsylvania is one of the top states to have productive underground coal- mines in the US. This is slowly changing. The Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, has decided to visit different factories and buildings throughout the US. He visited a training facility in North Philadelphia where workers were trained to install insulation and other materials that help lower the amount of energy used. As you can see in the image, there are several facilities that have generators that help people gain some enrgy in the form of electricity.
  • Science and Technology
  • Science and Technology Science and Technology are essential to most of our everyday life, at least for most of us, that is. With computers, phones, and other gadgets, we have reached the unthinkable. There are places where it is required to have a computer with you. For example, Science Leadership Academy students receive a school-issued laptop at the beginning of their school year in order to help them throughout the year. This is just one of the way technology is being used. Science and technology have rapidly evolved in the past few decades. Within a span of a few years technology has reached numerous accomplishments. Recently, scientists have worked together to create Smart dust. In a CNN article it is stated that Smart dust “would monitor everything, acting like electronic nerve endings for the planet.” This is just one of the few technologies that are being thought up and brought to life throughout the world.
  • Trade
  • Trade Many different objects are made outside of the United States. There are items like clothing that have tags that say “Made in China” or in other countries. This is because of the international trade agreements. China and the US have a special trade relationship. Many of the items that are around are made in China. The China-Trade started about a century ago. The United States is not only trading with China, it also has trade relationships with many of the world’s countries. Agriculture is another trade market. Since most of the United States cannot produce so much food, it is imported from other countries. There are other trade markets that are large and without some balance there could be some sort of disruption that can be triggered and can affect many countries.
  • Health
  • Health Health is one of the world's prime focuses. In the United States the health care system is relatively good. Philadelphia specifically has one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Many people come from around the country to this particular hospital. There are many hospitals in the area. One example would be the common Temple University Hospital. This hospital has several campuses throughout the city. There are several other health care buildings within the city limits. Philadelphia also house health insurance offices for Health Partners and Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. Globally there have been some issues with the health care of many people. There are many countries in Africa that have low life expectancy rates. When something like an STD is correlated to one part of the globe, the global community tries to help improve the living conditions of the specific area..
  • Security and Terrorism
  • Security and Terrorism Security is main component of the world. In Philadelphia, there are Police Officers that try to help secure the city. There are many different ways that security can be shown in the city, country, and the world. In the United States, there have been several security regulations passed in order to keep us secure. The Transportation Security Administration, is set on keeping people safe, especially when they travel. Terrorism also plays a large part in all of this. After the 9/11 attacks, many countries throughout the world started to secure their airports and borders even more.
  • Education
  • Education Education in the United States is mandatory for all children. The US states that everyone is entitled to an education no matter legal status. In the state of Pennsylvania, the mandatory years that a child must be in school are from the age of five to the age of sixteen. The United States is one of many countries that emphasize education and try to move people forward. As you can see in the photograph, there are many schools in the Philadelphia area that are bilingual schools. These schools help families and children feel comfortable learning. There are international laws in place requiring children to have an education. It is sad to witness how different governments decide not to enforce it. It is also a matter of how wealthy the country is itself.
  • Development
  • Development There are many forms of development. One could be about developing nations and how they are growing and growing. Another could refer to developments within cities. In the photograph, you can see a sign that welcomes visitors to a new development in the heart of Kensington, Philadelphia. There are many different neighborhoods that are changing through developments. Throughout the city and the country you can see different forms of developments. International development deals with how countries are trying to change. There are many third-world countries that are trying to develop new means of becoming stable countries. These developing nations are able to start the change with the help of developed nations, like the United States.
  • Society and Culture
  • Society and Culture In the city of Philadelphia you can see many different cultures altogether. This is due to the fact that people from many different backgrounds reached Philadelphia. In the section on Migration, I explained about one region in the city. The city itself can be split up into cultural neighborhoods. In North Philadelphia, you can see how one section is considered El Centro de Oro (Golden Center) This center is where many of the Latinos have their cultural section. One key place that stands out is El Taller Puertorriqueño. This is a very big cultural symbol in the city of Philadelphia. The Taller, helps anyone who is interested in things like the arts, or in educating others about different cultural impacts. This is one of the examples that we have today of how big metropolitan cities have smaller neighborhoods that represent different cultures.
  • Gender
  • Gender Many people think of gender as women rights only or that it only has to do with women. This is not true. When the term gender pops up, it involves gender inequality and other big issues. Depending on the country you live in, you can see different gender dynamics. In the neighborhood that I live in, there are many different immigrant groups living there. A common factor that I see played out is the education of the women. The photograph shows that people have established designated buildings in order to help women move on. Examples like those do not just pop out of thin air. They are what people perceive to be factual and to be right. In countries like the Dominican Republic, there is gender inequality mainly with the older generations. This is happening everywhere. Gender inequality can be difficult for many people to comprehend because it is a topic that has layers and it is not only black or white.
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