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Operations Management and Information System
Course Code
OMIS 2010
Joan Judge

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1. Define colonialism, when it started (18th century), why? Countries were in a
race to become the most powerful strongest richest country in the world.
How was this done? (Slavery, Natural resources and reconstruction) also
countries at first believed the indigenous people living there were barbaric
(disorganized) civilizations that needed enlightenment on how to live.
How did this reshape different spaces across the globe this reshaped the
globe (Slavery (mixed cultures; music, lifestyles)
Slavery: diverse cultures music
Experiences (Caribbean, Africa, India, Asia)
2. Intro- discuss countries current situation (maintaining superiority for their
own benefit), go over three main points on why countries conflict over
exploiting natural resources
a. WATER: middle east/Africa’s current drought situation (Euphrates,
Jordan and Nile river conflicts, over building dams and altering plant
b. OIL: Iraq war, Gulf war, Iraqi invasion of Kuwait (highly profitable
natural resource, which reduces dependence on other countries)
c. Gold; Was highly profitable and in demand when first discovered
(South American civilizations) lead to conflict due to the greed of the
In conclusion countries will always conflict over resources which have
grown limited, due to their greed to remain powerful or the frantic
nature on trying to stay alive.
3. Intro- Eurocentrism refers to Europe as the center of the world, and acts in a
way as a role model for what other countries should be working towards a
(Democracy freedom, civilized, healthy, wealthy, and urbanized. European
had used this term to distinct themselves from other countries outside their
boundaries, which were once considered barbaric, disorganized and uncivil
a. Main three points; Europe as the center of the world, historically; due
to various superiorities, Europe’s classification of these groups over
time and Europe today as a diverse cultural and religious region
Europe has created a subliminal cultural classification through their past
which some even today still believe. Unfortunately this has caused
countless amount of deaths and discriminations towards other cultures.
However what’s ironic about the whole ordeal is that Europe has not
always been a “perfect place” through their diverse religions (Muslims,
Jews, Orthodox, Christianity) Ethnics (people to the east darker than the
west) and politics (Fascism, Communism and Nazism)
4. Negatives about being communist: Instability, fragile democracy, power
centralization, attack on media freedom-killings kidnapping of journalist
Positives of not be internet
5. Intro- Caribbean is a celebration of Caribbean culture and identity.
6. Intro- Go over how the world has created an imagined set of borders, which
are separated by cultural, religious and political interests. Discuss how these
borders were created through a series of events or interests which had
brought a majority of the population together. Dicuss how the world is
currently imagined through continents (Asia, Europe, N and S America). Go
on about how critics argue that the world should be imagined through regions
based on a (religions, cultures, power relations): are a way of describing the
world, are made, created and imagined by use, Are shaped by power
relations, leaky (via flows networks etc.); fuzzy I.E. (Europe)
Good: because is districts countries a lot more opposed to being so diverse
Bad: becomes to detailed and hard to understand, it doesn’t exemplify how
the world has transformed i.e. Slavery
7. Intro- how Africa is current perceived through deceiving images of
problematic situation going on within Africa. Main points; Africa is not as
perceived, Conflicts are complicated (Rwanda),
Discourse-refers to the relation of various things to one another (viewing
Africa as the same, is actually very diverse) languages, cultures and religions
That all of Africa is the same (poor, wars famines)