Chapter 7: Worlds Apart: Global Difference and Inequality

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Chapter 7: worlds apart: global difference and inequality. Term third world reduces and overlooks the political, economic, social and cultural diversity of places and communities, simplifications and aggregations, labels can stigmatize people and places. Third world as a set of negative assumptions. Third world is a process of setting worlds apart and a politics of labeling that it is necessary to understand and be critically aware of. Third world often defined as problem for western governments, that can only be resolved with the intervention of western experts (technology, expertise or ideology) Geographical boundaries of the third world are incredible vague and open-ended. Idea of third world has different meanings in different cultures. Three worlds schema is very much a cold war conceptualization of space and strongly associated between capitalism and communism, between usa and ussr (in the second half of the 20th century) Term posited: first world capitalism in europe, usa, australia, japan.

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