SOC 2151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 30: British Thermal Unit, Liberal Democracy, World Social Forum

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10 Aug 2016
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Final Exam Review – Globalization
Globalization
World has changed dramatically
Culture, institutions, values, mobility of people, commodities
1970’s – perceive Washington consensus, and the distribution of production
across the globe
Define - nothing more but radicalization of flows, culture, people, capital,
commodities across the world
- They are uneven flows
- Not felt the same way in different people
- Always those who suffer and those who win
- Differences across genders (lecture) EXAM QUESTION!
Hero’s and Victims – integration (sending money back home)
- Hero’s for sending the money back (discourse of the people) –
corporations are taking some of the money EXAM! (Remittances)
- Globalization is good for whom, and bad for whom?
Hardwire globalization – notion that globalization is hardwired in us
Metaphors – languages
- Flows
- Hops
- Vagabonds, tourists
Differentiate different principals that have been spreading out around
different domains
Fast food industries – mcdonalization
Thematic park –disneyzation
Post industrial societies - ebayzation
Must know the principles within each of these izations
Four principles in the case of mcdonalization
Predictability
Efficiency
Calculability
Control
Four principles in the case of dizneyzation
Theming
Merchandizing
Emotional labor
Differentiation of consumption
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