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Content for April 12th blog deadline

April 8th, 2011 · No Comments
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Choose any two items below to discuss in your blog posts.

[April 7 – Political Globalization: Reorganizing the World]

Ch. 34, “Power Shift,” (Jessica T. Mathews) pp. 287-293.

* Audio-mp3: “Following Up: Haiti Recovery Economics,” Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC/NPR, 04/02/2010. [excerpt, in-class]

Recommended (video): “Activist Naomi Klein on her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” (interview), CTV. (27 min)

Recommended: Ch. 35, “The Backlash against NGOs,” (Michael Bond) pp. 294-299.

[April 12 – Cultural Globalization: The Role of Media]

Ch. 36, “Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State Power,” (Monroe E. Price) pp. 306-310.

* Video: “Social Networks, Social Revolution,” Empire, Al Jazeera English, 2/17/2011 [excerpts, in-class]

[added 4/10]: Recommended (video): Glenn Greenwald Discusses Wikileaks at National Conference on Media Reform, 4/8/2011. (Start at 55: 45 – End at 1:13:00) (18 min)

Recommended (video): “Inside WikiLeaks,” Journeyman Pictures, 2010. (24 min)

Recommended (websites):

  • Creative Commons:  CC is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing.
  • Free Culture:
  • Copyright Criminals/Independent Lens:  “Copyright Criminals,” a documentary on the use of musical sampling, asks “Can you own a sound?” and considers the past and – inevitably global— future directions of “remix” culture. Click CLASSROOM tab to view video clips.

[April 14 – Case study: Latino Immigration and American National Identity]

* “The Hispanic Challenge,” Foreign Policy, Huntington, S., March/April 2004.

Recommended (text): “The Hispanic Challenge? What We Know About Latino Immigration,” Strum and Selle, Eds., Proceedings of a Conference held on March 29, 2004, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Migration Policy Institute.

Recommended (audio-mp3): “The ABCs of Chinese Americans,” Helen Peng, Radio Rookies, WNYC, 10/18/2010. (10 min)

Recommended (video): “Border Wars – Libya,” Journeyman Pictures, 2010 (13 min)

Recommended (audio-stream): “Global Migration and Arrival Cities,” On Point, WBUR, 3/23/2011. (50 min)

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