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Culture and Globalization         Space & Place I     Cities and Globalization       February 13, 2013
David Harvey: Flexible Accumulationthrough UrbanizationI. Review basics of Marxist theory of capitalismII. Think about the...
I. Marxism 101● proletariat &        bourgeoisie● commodity● use value &        surplus value● labor power● mass productio...
II. U.S. Economy post-1972● Shift away from Keynesianism (aka social  welfare state policies)● Shift away from Fordist pro...
III. Cities in Flexible AccumulationWhat roles do cities play, according to Harvey?
III. Cities in Flexible AccumulationWhat roles do cities play, according to Harvey?● inter-urban competition● consumption●...
Saskia Sassen: Cities, Politics, War● What are the impacts of globalization on the nation-  state?● Why and how does the s...
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  1. 1. Culture and Globalization Space & Place I Cities and Globalization February 13, 2013
  2. 2. David Harvey: Flexible Accumulationthrough UrbanizationI. Review basics of Marxist theory of capitalismII. Think about the changes in the economysince 1972III. Analyze the role of the city in contemporaryglobalization
  3. 3. I. Marxism 101● proletariat & bourgeoisie● commodity● use value & surplus value● labor power● mass production● accumulation● competition● falling profit rate● crisis● consumption & social reproduction
  4. 4. II. U.S. Economy post-1972● Shift away from Keynesianism (aka social welfare state policies)● Shift away from Fordist production model● Development of global production models and outsourcing (multinationals)● Rise of domestic knowledge/service economiesHarvey puts these changes together and calls it"flexible accumulation"
  5. 5. III. Cities in Flexible AccumulationWhat roles do cities play, according to Harvey?
  6. 6. III. Cities in Flexible AccumulationWhat roles do cities play, according to Harvey?● inter-urban competition● consumption● spectacle
  7. 7. Saskia Sassen: Cities, Politics, War● What are the impacts of globalization on the nation- state?● Why and how does the scale of the city become important?● What does it mean for the city to be a technology of war, and how does this fit with Sassens larger arguments about cities and globalization?

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