SOC 233 November 16, 2011
Themes of Lorber & Martin:
1. Bodily differences between men and women are social.
2. Naming, depicting and promoting of images of women are done by powerful, privileged men.
3. Resisting cultural pressures is not “acceptable.”
Clip on Feminism – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pdbnzFUsXI
-END FEMINIST THEORY-
Globalization: Spread of worldwide practices, relations, consciousness and organization of social life.
Studies transnational processes that flow in many directions, which are autonomous and
independent of any nation.
Developed out of a critique of Western mentality; overemphasis on West.
Note – Things that were not part of the West became inferior.
Note – People are changing as a result of transnational flows.
eg) Political, economic, social realm.
Flow: Movement of anything, and everything, back and forth.
3 Realms of Globalization:
1. Globalization of Culture
a. Homogenization of culture.
eg) One global culture – Western culture.
Power is at play in understanding culture and cultural dynamics.
b. Heterogeneity of Culture - Looks at how a variety of cultures can create a series of hybrid
ie) Mixing of cultures.
2. Globalization of Economics
Divergence from theory and movement towards moral implications.
Global worth becomes global understanding on the value of things.