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Post colonialism and contemporary global capitalism


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Post colonialism and contemporary global capitalism

  1. 1. Dr. Sarah Rainey
  2. 2. <ul><li>Period of time after colonialism </li></ul><ul><li>Theories/analyses that examine relations between former European/Western powers and former colonies. </li></ul><ul><li>Neocolonialism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Militarization </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>the expansion of the principles and practices of property and the market to the world stage (Centeno & Cohen, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>Export processing zones </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unparalleled consumer choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid business innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global community & movement across borders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity for developing countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of local values, traditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentration of wealth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instability </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Marxism 101 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant Capital + Variable Capital = Cost to make commodity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Value + Exchange Value = Price of commodity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surplus Value = Price - Cost </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Dialectical Materialism – relations that create material reality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing is “merely cultural” </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>New Mestiza (Anzaldúa) </li></ul>