Globalization: Social & Geographic Perspectives

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Entries Tagged as 'Reading Response Memos'

Blog #2 The Christian Revolution: Philip Jenkins Jaewon Choi

May 11th, 2011 · No Comments

As stated in this article, most recently majority of Christians have lived in White nations or “European Christian” civilization. However, over the past century its new member growth takes place in the regions to Africa, Asia, and Latin America. A typical contemporary Christian is a woman living in a village in Nigeria or Brazil.  The […]

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Tags: May 10/Cultural Globalization & Resisting Globalization

Blog #5 – Inside American Islam / Face Veil Ban

May 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I believe that many Americans misunderstand Muslims and their religion. Due to U.S. media and propaganda, many Americans are quite confused regarding the clear difference between Muslims and those who have committed acts of terror on our country. After 9/11, our country drastically changed. The mass hysteria created around Muslims and Islam by the use […]

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Tags: May 10/Cultural Globalization & Resisting Globalization

Blog post 1 Bin Laden and other Thoroughly Modern Muslims

May 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

What I took out of reading this article was that Charles Kurzman really broke down the similarities and differences liberal Muslims and radical Islamists. He goes on the state that most Islamists have graduated from modern schools, share modern values such as human equality and rule of law, and use modern technologies and some of […]

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Tags: May 3/Cultural Globalization

Cultural Globalization: The Role of Religions 5/3/2011 Jaewon Choi

May 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

This article by Charles Kurzman on the subject of Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims explains and brings clarity on the ideological differences in modern Muslims today in their cultural and religious goals and views. As well as U.S. and allies are hypocritical in supporting autocrats in Muslim-majority countries while declares to defend human […]

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Tags: May 3/Cultural Globalization

Blog #3 – Border Wars / ABCs

April 26th, 2011 · No Comments

In the video, “Border Wars-Libya,” people are shown leaving Libya to seek refuge in Tunisia. The UN was criticized for not responding fast enough in this crisis, so thousands of tents have been set up to accommodate the refugees. The refugees bring anything they can carry and are welcomed with gifts for their travels. When […]

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Tags: Apr 12/Cultural Globalization & Latino Immigration and American National Identity

Blog #4- ABC’s and Libya Border Wars

April 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments

As I was listening to the audio on “The ABC’s of Chinese Americans” it really caught my attention. It’s always interesting to be able to relate to what the speaker is talking about. Flushing, Queens is one of the most well known places that almost every New Yorker has spent some time in. Of course […]

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Tags: Apr 12/Cultural Globalization & Latino Immigration and American National Identity · Uncategorized

Blog Post 1: Thoughts on connections between Austerity and the Ehrenreich & Hochschild piece

April 5th, 2011 · 4 Comments

In class today we spoke of various social movements and protests that have made headlines within the last few years. We saw young adults protesting rising education fees in the UK, as well as the mass scale protests in Italy following the Irish bailout. Neither of these groups were afraid to use force; we saw […]

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Tags: Apr 5/Political Globalization & Cultural Globalization

blog post 2 Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

April 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Reading this article opened my eyes. Being in a sheltered community my whole life, I never had the opportunity to even hear anything that had to do with these poor women from these countries that had to change their whole lives in order to make money. Josephine gave up her lively hood and everything good […]

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Tags: Apr 5/Political Globalization & Cultural Globalization

Blog #3 Paul Mason, Meltdown. The End of the Age of Greed

April 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Paul Mason describes his personal view on the financial crisis. He discusses what happens with “neoliberalism”  and how it has become  broken in society. He feels that as the financial crisis carries on, it is easier to put the pieces together. He makes a number of connections to literature and film. He actually has a […]

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Tags: Apr 5/Political Globalization & Cultural Globalization

Blog 4 on Political Globalization: Gender, Race, and Citizenship

April 4th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy: Women from first world countries must work now, more than ever.  Most men no longer make enough money to support an entire family.  Increased divorce rates also force many women to work.  If women are working full time, who is watching the kids, cooking and cleaning?  A “second […]

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Tags: Apr 5/Political Globalization & Cultural Globalization · Mar 29/Political Globalization · Uncategorized

Blog 3 on Organized Crime

March 27th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Interview with Journalist Charles Bowden: When I first started listening to Charles Bowden speak about all the murders occurring in Juarez Mexico, I was a little confused what this had to do with globalization.  While what is happening is horrible, I figured this was an unusual and unfortunate circumstance which was occurring in Juarez Mexico.  […]

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Tags: Mar 22/Global Financial Crisis & Political Globalization · Mar 29/Political Globalization · Uncategorized

Blog post 1 March 21 audio

March 21st, 2011 · No Comments

who would have thought so much goes into making cotton? You have to choose fabric design and where your getting your cotton from. According to the audio, there are cotton mills all over the world, including Uzbekistan and Mali but America is the biggest cotton distributor. While talking to a prominent cotton distributor, Pedro, we […]

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Tags: Mar 22/Global Financial Crisis & Political Globalization

“Incensed About Inequality” Blog Posting #1

March 7th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Although I have spent the last four years of my college career studying Ancient Roman history, reading about the global economy is almost equivalent to learning a new language. Martin Wolf discusses the economic growth in countries that are most often considered the poorest. I can imagine Marin Wolf as a young economist just starting […]

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Tags: Mar 8/Economic Globalization

Communist Manifesto and John Gray

February 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments

The “Communist Manifesto” written by Karl Marx in 1848 is one of the most well known pieces advocating social change. Though it was written to promote communism, it can be used as a launching pad to discuss countless ideas, especially those involving globalization. Marx claims that the discovery of America “paved the way” for modern […]

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Tags: Reading Response Memos

Debating Globalization (Blog 1)

February 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Throughout Chapters 1 and 2 of The Globalization Reader by Lechner and Boli, the authors discuss the diverse views towards globalization. Even though the authors believe that globalization is beneficial to those involved, many argue the contrary. Because globalization is often associated with the West, one may fear the process and outcome of globalization involving […]

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Tags: Feb 8/Debating Globalization