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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1127
Professor
K.Mazri
Semester
Summer

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Dependency theory Emphasizes levels of development as a result of relations between countries -- not characteristics of countries themselves Metropolitan Civilizations like incas, Maya's, ancient chinese etc, all "well developed" compared to Europe until 1800s Often superior in technology, trade Colonialism Creation of dependent relations between metropolitan country (ie Britain) and satellite (ie India) Economic, political, cultural domination Eg Britain uses military to destroy Indian textile factories India supplies low cost cotton from exploited labour ears to british factories Slavery Transport of millions of Africans across the atlantic to the America's Creating oppressed class of black laborers in America but also destroying existing... Militarism and development The US and other "northern" powers have intervened internationally to preserve access to markets and resources
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