POLS 251 Lecture Notes - Deterritorialization

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Published on 13 Apr 2013
School
U of S
Department
Political Studies
Course
POLS 251
Professor
Pols 251
March 15 2013
1
Olesen
The Funny Side of Globalization: Humour and Humanity in Zapatista Framing
Core Question
How do political actors who act globally try to overcome the social, cultural, and
political distances that separate them?
Core Question Number two
How do individuals and collectives living in different geographical locales and
under different social, cultural, and political conditions succeed in communicating
and acting with each other? (and overcome the distance between them?)
“Globalization is abstract.”
- way to think about the kinds of changes that have gone on
Globalization is.....
de-territorialization –or .. the growth of supraterrodrproa; relations between
people
on a continuum
taking territory and reexamining what it does for us --> political,
economically, subjective
time – space compression
the challenges space provides doesn't limit us as much
technology helps – space/time less restrictive
example: dr who
a concept that refers to both the comparison of the world and the
intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole
the institutionalization ...
if you can make connections on your daily life you can break down the
barriers/understand
connection of here <--> there
Explain the following statement.
“This increasingly impersonal and complex nature of social relationships is what
makes globalization abstract. For actors wishing, for one reason or another, to
communicate with other actors across social, cultural, political, and
geographical distances, it represents a huge challenge.” (Olesen, 22).
How is this challenge managed?
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The funny side of globalization: humour and humanity in zapatista framing. How do individuals and collectives living in different geographical locales and under different social, cultural, and political conditions succeed in communicating and acting with each other? (and overcome the distance between them?) Way to think about the kinds of changes that have gone on. This increasingly impersonal and complex nature of social relationships is what makes globalization abstract. For actors wishing, for one reason or another, to communicate with other actors across social, cultural, political, and geographical distances, it represents a huge challenge. (olesen, 22).

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