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Ali Zaidi

GS101 Class notes 09/20/2011 Globalization, is there anything new under the sun? Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 Agenda 1. Globalization set of social process -historical roots of social integration -3 examples 2. Globalization as subject experience -change in consciousness of human race -historical root of global imagery Globalization is not just out there. Economical, political, and cultural is in there too Prehistory of Globalization -mass immigration -cultural interdependence -spread of viruses Mass immigration -proposed North American immigration. From Russia, as Alaska was once connected Cultural Implementation -fusion foods (i.e. Chinese with Indian) -number 0 is an invention from Indians, Romans had no 0 Spread of Viruses -how does someone in BC get sick and Taiwan receives it? -1/3 of populations wiped out by viruses -colonization Today, people dont move as clans -mobility requires leaving a family behind -the world is becoming a smaller place, more connected -EU, UN (integration) 3 examples of historic integration -Silk road -East Indian (English) Trading Company -Dutch colonization Silk Road -connected Europe and India, technological and cultural transition -slaves, silk, satin, perfume, musk, spices, meds, were all traded Travelling gives you ideas and integration Knowledge is perspective By passing the Silk Road, the center of the world was Arabia and Persia Middle East isnt always as it was After 1400s Muslim societies, height of society no longer taking ideas, becoming by passed. Benefiting from others. 15 century, decline in Asia. Decay and decline Colonial prehistory of globalization Goes hand in hand with capitalism God - cultural incentive Glory political incentive Gold economic incentive East India (English) Trading Company -took over political control -corporation to go from one end to another, hoping to gain control leading to metropolis i.e. America going for economical reasons, beginning political influence John Stuart Mill On Liberty in East Indian Trade -liberal philosopher of freedom -liberty is only possible in educated freedom Controversy -globalization means freer spread democracy and free trade Double standard of proponent of globalization -promises, ideals (better economy), stability, and reality (of glob.)
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