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.
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.
- Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org. 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: http://freeculture.org
- Copyright Criminals/Independent Lens: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/copyright-criminals/index.html. “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]
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.