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University of Toronto Scarborough
Girish Daswani

ANTB20 LECTURE NOTES LECTURE 1 JANUARY 10 , 2011th Culture, Politics and Globalization - Introduction Globalization as a concept that refers both the compression of the world and the intensification of consciousness about the world as a whole Assumption of Globalization 1 Assuming that globalization is new and progressive 2 Assuming that it was a long historic process of change? - Historic proof that certain changes in time are described as new - Where and when did globalization commence exactly? Some common assumptions about globalization 1. Dissolving barriers like time and distance 2. Makes political borders increasingly irrelevant - Increased movements and flows through global migration 3. Hybridization of cultures - More mixing between people (travel) 4. Intensification of connections and increasing our consciousness of development 5. Rise of the free market economy Compression of the world 3 Interconnectedness of the world through communication (World Wide Web) and transportation - Speed and progressive transformations of technology 4 International Organizations i.e United Nations - European incentive that extended internationally www.notesolution.com ANTB20 LECTURE NOTES - Idealizing a world outside of nation states 5 Products (goods) spreading internationally through space and time - Acquiring these international products becomes easier to access Inda and Rosaldo *Space-time compression and stretching of social life across time and space* 6 Labor is more outsourced and subcontracted (cheaper to hire people from developing countries to service the developed countries) - Change in the labor market 7 No longer the same kinds of social beings we were in the past - Face-to-Face interaction vs. remote encounters in regards to relationships Globalists vs. Skeptics 8 Skeptics believe that globalism is constructed through structural barriers - Government control over the use of technology limiting its people from international knowledge - Control through limitation and surveillance of nation state 9 Globalists (believers) believe that nation states are instead limited to power - Minimal control over populations interactions with international world Is globalization something New? or Old? 10 New - Internet, new media 11 Old - Limitation of questioning interconnecting mechanisms, political and economic relationships are uneven, power across time and space, death of nation-state exaggerated Anthropology and Globalization 12 Non-homogenous way of thinking about globalization www.notesolution.com ANTB20 LECTURE NOTES 13 Discussing more than just the nation state and how it relates to globalization - Beliefs, values, gender, class of populations around the world 14 Observing transformations of the world and understandinganalyzing how they are experienced within different cultures 15 Understanding re-configuration and barriers 16 Interpreting social change The Devil Behind the Mirror 17 Metaphor that illustrates the dissonance between what transnational capital promises and what it delivers as this tension is lived, interpreted, and acted upon in everyday lives of working people - People having the need to participate in consumption - Experiences of tension when people are unable to achieve this participation LECTURE 2 JANUARY 17 , 2011th Conceptualizing the Global Studying the world as a whole Changing aspects of the world Limitation to studying the local re-creates a bounded society, attempting to define a culture, unfixed, subject to external forces o Limited perspective on culture being studied Understanding the Other European countries trying to understand radically different parts of the world (social scientists Why do we in the West have development?) o Traveling to the East in order to understand local control to support their ideas about progressionevolution www.notesolution.com
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