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Globalization

  1. 1. It used to be that… <ul><li>When I was growing up, my Dad would say, “Finish your dinner, people in India and China are starving.” </li></ul><ul><li>My advice to you is, “Finish your homework – people in China and India are starving for your jobs” </li></ul>Shift Happens …
  2. 2. <ul><li>A group of American tourists arrived in Italy not long ago. “Amazing!” one said to their tour guide, a friend of mine: “You have pizza here too.” A group of Japanese Boy Scouts landed in Chicago. “Amazing!” they told their troop leader. “They have McDonald’s here too.” </li></ul>Pre-Class: What do you think of these exchanges?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Let’s look at some pictures before we construct a definition… </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Artist Nicole Baun in Los Angeles, California, paints a client’s hand with temporary tattoos made with henna paste, a practice called mehndi in India. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph by Joe McNally </li></ul><ul><li>©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved .  </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Big Bird, a popular character on the children’s TV show Sesame Street, meets schoolchildren in Shanghai, China. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph by Joe McNally </li></ul><ul><li>©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>A musician in Fayetteville, Arkansas, picks at a banjo—an instrument originally brought to the U.S. by African slaves. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph by George F. Mobley </li></ul><ul><li>©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>A kiwi bird, popular emblem of New Zealand, nestles under the world-famous golden arches at a McDonald’s in Queenstown. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph by Peter Winkler </li></ul><ul><li>©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Denim jeans swath beachgoers’ legs in Israel. Emblem of American informality, the sturdy pants have gained global popularity. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt </li></ul><ul><li>©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Buddhist monks in Los Angeles, California, pause for worldly refreshment after seeking alms from supporters. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph by Joe McNally </li></ul><ul><li>©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is Globalization? <ul><li>Process by which regional things become global; the increasing interconnectivity of the world and its people </li></ul><ul><li>It happens through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>foreign investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>migration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spread of technology </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Results in: </li></ul><ul><li>A “woven world” – are we losing our sense of boundaries? </li></ul><ul><li>Interdependence - A relationship among countries in which they depend on one another for resources, goods, and services. </li></ul><ul><li>C hanging cultures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>when cultures receive outside influences, they ignore some and adopt others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ie. “bhangra pop” in India </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Has our definition of “culture” changed? <ul><li>“ Culture,” anthropologist James Watson has commented, “is not something that people inherit as an undifferentiated bloc of knowledge from their ancestors. Culture is a set of ideas, reactions, and expectations that is constantly changing as people and groups themselves change.” </li></ul><ul><li>~ NationalGeographic.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. In your opinion… What Is globalization? <ul><li>integration of economic, political, and cultural systems across the globe </li></ul><ul><li>force for economic growth, prosperity, and democratic freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Americanization and United States dominance of world affairs </li></ul><ul><li>force for environmental devastation, exploitation of the developing world, and suppression of human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of boundaries </li></ul>
  14. 14.   Thomas Friedman Reporting: The Other Side of Outsourcing <ul><li>As you view the film, record notes on globalization (specifically outsourcing) and its effects on the people of India. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on India’s youth culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rejection of globalization by traditional Hindus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>impact of globalization on the poor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Pretty soon, India is going to be a ‘mini America’” </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>Paragraph One </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define globalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give 3 examples in your life as an American </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paragraph Two </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate globalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In what ways is it a good thing? (2 examples) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In what ways is it a bad thing? (2 examples) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paragraph Three </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How has globalization changed our idea of how culture is transmitted? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do you think the world will look like in 100 years as a result of globalization ? </li></ul></ul></ul>

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