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ANTH 100
Charles Menzies

ANTH 100A – Lecture 6 (September 25, 2013) Dr. Charles Menzies Agenda: • Symbols of Struggle in a Global Context ◦ Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Culture ▪ Three case studies: t-shirts, hog farms, and the Bigoudennie ◦ Local culture and global forces: strikes and symbols in the Bigouden Relate abstract concepts to specific case studies - similar to exams; maybe apply theme from one ethnography to another work The Emergence of Neoliberalism •Neoliberalism - allow individual entrepreneurs to operate without restriction; have free markets, free trade ◦ state should be limited to safeguarding of money, police; should have no place in limiting business ◦ limit role of the state to enforcement of civil society •Nation State ◦ economic regulation ◦ laws externalize costs ▪ take all associated costs with producing something and narrow it to a thin range and shift burden to someone else everyone has to pay carbon tax, but most carbon is emitted by a few companies ◦ monopoly of coercive force ▪ application of force is essential to protect access to critical resources Globalization of T-Shirts Hog Hotels •chicken farms - everything was local ◦ Tyson's chickens starts because they offered transportation outside of local; •modern hog farms are factory complexes •the culmination of industrialized agriculture ◦ everything done by machines ◦ no human interaction •conditions akin to concentration camp Industrial Capitalism in the Bigoudennie •Episode, not Epoch - notion that there are larger periods, ◦ From Peasant to Worker ◦ Rise of the Trawl ◦ Social Relations of Production gender division of labour men kept idea of old style of sharing •people stayed
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