SOC101Y1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 19: Blue-Collar Worker, Food Security, Leon Koudelak

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15 Mar 2013
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It turns out the globalization has a lot to do with everyday events. Everyday events can be affected by global events like international trade agreements, european social movements, international labour migration, faraway protests, and global food scares. There is no consensus on the meaning of globalization. The term was coined in the late 1970s. Globalization is a social, economic and political process that makes it easier for people, goods, ideas and capital to travel around the world at an unprecedented pace. Globalization makes the world look and feel smaller. What is occurring is that people, money, corporations and ideas travel across the globe more quickly and efficiently than ever before. Distance no longer seems as relevant and time lags that used to characterize our social relations are diminished. The internet has facilitated the creation of virtual communities (where people meet, share ideas, and build relationships across borders; never face-to-face)

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