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Cultural Globalization
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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1020
Professor
Justin Stefanik
Semester
Winter

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GEOG 1020 Jan 22 2014 Cultural Globalization ­Where is ‘authentic’ China? ­Does it exist? ­Is the new hybrid just as ‘Chinese’? ­Should places remain how outsiders imagine them? ­Does the local no longer matter? ­Glocalization ­Mediating effects of the local on the global ­Global culture adapted to local interest both by TNCs and local populations ­E.g. McDonald’s, Gangnam Style ­Globalization and Environment ­Global environmental change ­Climate change ­Resources, transport ­Fuel, packaging, infrastructure ­Invasive species ­The application of environmental policy at the global scale ­Global ENGOs with offices around the world, advocating for increased  governance and protection of the environment ­Reactions and Challenges to Hyperglobalist (Hypercapitalist) Globalization ­Protests ­Local ­E.g. Bolivian Water Wars (2000) ­Global ­Battle in Seattle (1999) ­Occupy movement ­Cultural Protection and Product Localization ­Small, craft, artisan, local, terroir ­Legislated cultural protection ­UNESCO, CRTC ­Globalization From Below ­Social organizations and movements are “…internalizing themselves,  creating networks of globalization from below. They are, or can be, instruments of deep  democracy, rooted in local context and able to mediate globalizing forces in ways that  benefit the poor” ­Appadurai (2001 pg 23) ­Key Concerns of Population Geography ­How many people, where, and why? ­Population structure ­Differences between regions ­Migration ­Vulnerable populations ­How the State Sees You ­Census ­Number of people ­Characteristics of populations (age, ethnicity, income,
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