GEOG 1020 Jan 22 2014
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?
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
Fuel, packaging, infrastructure
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
E.g. Bolivian Water Wars (2000)
Battle in Seattle (1999)
Cultural Protection and Product Localization
Small, craft, artisan, local, terroir
Legislated cultural protection
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?
Differences between regions
Vulnerable populations How the State Sees You
Number of people
Characteristics of populations (age, ethnicity, income,