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Lecture 2

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Lecture 2 Thinking Geographically about Globalization January 18, 2011 Kentucky Fried Chicken Example: - Brought into a small town. Why? Needed for tourists to bring in something familiar. - Tension between global and local - New materials need to be brought into the town: uniforms, building materials, employees, etc. - Impact on environment: waste disposal of Styrofoam, food, plastics, etc. Goes to landfills in the island which will contaminate the water supply. - International flow of materials - Geography tells us a lot about this place Main questions - What is globalization? What processes does it involve? Interconnectivity at a global scale A shrinking planet Dependency on other nations Global culture Combination of travel and economy - What is significant about understanding global processes? Co
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