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    • It used to be that…
      • When I was growing up, my Dad would say, “Finish your dinner, people in India and China are starving.”
      • My advice to you is, “Finish your homework – people in China and India are starving for your jobs”
      Shift Happens …
      • 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.”
      Pre-Class: What do you think of these exchanges?
      • Let’s look at some pictures before we construct a definition…
      • 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.
      • Photograph by Joe McNally
      • ©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved . 
      • Big Bird, a popular character on the children’s TV show Sesame Street, meets schoolchildren in Shanghai, China.
      • Photograph by Joe McNally
      • ©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
      • A musician in Fayetteville, Arkansas, picks at a banjo—an instrument originally brought to the U.S. by African slaves.
      • Photograph by George F. Mobley
      • ©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
      • A kiwi bird, popular emblem of New Zealand, nestles under the world-famous golden arches at a McDonald’s in Queenstown.
      • Photograph by Peter Winkler
      • ©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
      •  
      • Denim jeans swath beachgoers’ legs in Israel. Emblem of American informality, the sturdy pants have gained global popularity.
      • Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt
      • ©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
      • Buddhist monks in Los Angeles, California, pause for worldly refreshment after seeking alms from supporters.
      • Photograph by Joe McNally
      • ©1999 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
    • What is Globalization?
      • Process by which regional things become global; the increasing interconnectivity of the world and its people
      • It happens through:
        • trade
        • foreign investment
        • migration
        • spread of technology
      • Results in:
      • A “woven world” – are we losing our sense of boundaries?
      • Interdependence - A relationship among countries in which they depend on one another for resources, goods, and services.
      • C hanging cultures
        • when cultures receive outside influences, they ignore some and adopt others
        • ie. “bhangra pop” in India
    • Has our definition of “culture” changed?
      • “ 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.”
      • ~ NationalGeographic.com
    • In your opinion… What Is globalization?
      • integration of economic, political, and cultural systems across the globe
      • force for economic growth, prosperity, and democratic freedom
      • Loss of boundaries
      • Americanization and United States dominance of world affairs
      • force for environmental devastation, exploitation of the developing world, and suppression of human rights
      • Loss of boundaries
    •   Thomas Friedman Reporting: The Other Side of Outsourcing
      • As you view the film, record notes on globalization (specifically outsourcing) and its effects on the people of India.
      • Think about:
        • Impact on India’s youth culture
        • Rejection of globalization by traditional Hindus
        • impact of globalization on the poor
        • “ Pretty soon, India is going to be a ‘mini America’”
        • Paragraph One
        • Define globalization
          • Give 3 examples in your life as an American
        • Paragraph Two
        • Evaluate globalization
          • In what ways is it a good thing? (2 examples)
          • In what ways is it a bad thing? (2 examples)
        • Paragraph Three
        • Your opinion
          • How has globalization changed our idea of how culture is transmitted?
          • What do you think the world will look like in 100 years as a result of globalization ?