GlobalisationWithout looking at your notes write down all the names and theorists from Monday’s lesson
Cultural Capitalrefers to non-financial social assets that promotesocial mobility beyond economic means. Examples caninclude education, intellect, style of speech, dress, andeven physical appearance, et cetera
The Internet• Diaspora: a geographically scattered group of people with a shared cultural identity.• Miller and Slater – the Trini’s• Facebook and Academia- the problems of this.• Ulf Hannerz- transnational communications- eroding national and regional boundaries.• Global Village’ (McLuhan, 1964).
The names of these chat rooms – de Rumshop Lime, de Trini Lime – evoke central aspects ofTrinidadian culture. The ‘lime’ especially evokes the street corner, where males traditionallyexchanged innuendo and banter with passing females and aimed to hear about whatever washappening … The rumshop is a local, down-market drinking place, in the old days dominatedby dominoes and rum, today often filled with ear-splitting music and Carib beer, anotherfavourite place to lime… The term ‘lime’ is regarded as quintessentially Trini – both peculiar tothe place and definitive of its people – and was regularly cited as the Trini pleasure they mostwanted to recover on or through the internet. In fact, ‘liming’ was the word generally used todescribe chatting online and other non-serious uses of the internet, as it would describe anysimilar hanging out. The internet comes to be seen simply as liming extended to just anothersocial space…… Trinis pride themselves on verbal dexterity … but here shared by women who are just asproficient at the ambiguous innuendo or the withering put-down. A second vital trait is theability not to ‘take things on’. This depends on a sense of ‘cool’ that means that traded insultsare kept on the surface for batting to and fro like ping-pong balls, and there is a pride in thefact that they therefore do not hurt, cause resentment or penetrate into the wider being ofthose taking part. Trinis see this ability as differentiaiting them from other regions whosepeople would be seen as hot-tempered and unable to cope with such insults, especially in thearea of sexuality, which is their richest field of production ... The third trait is the basic sharednationalism that means they can together praise but perhaps more often disparageTrinidadians (politicians, institutions, websites, etc.), but with an underlying affinity to Trinidadthat would make the same negative comment by an outsider seem highly offensive.(Miller and Slater, 2000, pp.88–90)
1. Is the Trini study for or against Appadurai’s theory of multi-directional flows? Explain your answer.2. What impact has technology had on:- Diaspora- national boundaries.
The Local• Detrimental or not?• The Kayapo- how has technology and contact with Brazialian state agencies changed their society? ( Terrence Turner) p.164.• Dam building projects- The Ainu (Japan)• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjBYtYAOsJc]• http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream /handle/10125/21976/v1i1_02okada.pdf?sequen ce=1
• Survival• Marcus Colchester – a full time Anthropologist who works with tribes who face environmental conflict.
‘Globalisation has been detrimental to tribesacross the world’ Discuss.