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.
Process by which regional things become global; the increasing interconnectivity of the world and its people
It happens through:
spread of technology
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.”
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.
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’”
Give 3 examples in your life as an American
In what ways is it a good thing? (2 examples)
In what ways is it a bad thing? (2 examples)
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 ?