Globalization: Social & Geographic Perspectives

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Blog1-From the Great Transformation to the Global Free Market

February 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In “From the Great Transformation to the Global Free Market”, John Gray first depicts the positive outcome of the free market in the mid 19th Century England. “The free market created a new type of economy in which prices of all goods, including labor changed without regard to their effects on society”. This Great Transformation […]

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Tags: Feb 8/Debating Globalization

Judging Globalism

February 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Amartya Sen’s excerpt about his views on Globalization reflect a profound favoritism to its affects on the world.  He states globalization as not only a good but “it is also a gift from the West to the world” (page 19).  The attack against such a proclamations are from those who agree that globalization as a […]

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Tags: Feb 8/Debating Globalization

Blog 1 on Positive Effects of Globalization

February 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Blog 1:  “The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed” and “How to Judge Globalism” The authors of these chapters (John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge and Amartya Sen) have made their views on globalization clear.  They believe that overall, globalization is beneficial and necessary.  The good which results from globalization outweighs the bad.  Far more people are positively influenced […]

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Tags: Feb 8/Debating Globalization

December 7th.

December 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In the interview , Naomi Klein discussed the idea of Logo and its effect . she first draw our attention on how much logo has changed. From brands and logos that was originally made and grow in front of you to being “a privatized concept of what used to be public”. Klein believes that brands […]

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Tags: May 17/Resisting Globalization · Uncategorized

MEMO 4 – “The YES MEN” and “A Better World Is Possible” – Antonio Macheve Jr.

December 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The YES MEN The YES MEN clearly represent the voices of a people who have been silenced, the global citizens who have realized the damages created by irresponsible actors from global corporations. As the trailer shows, the corporate world feels scandalized about the YES MEN because they reveal an ugly truth that corporations do not […]

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Tags: May 17/Resisting Globalization

WikiLeaks on Democracy now & Net Neutrality

December 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

WikiLeaks is an international new media  non profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks. Its website was launched in 2006, published by Julian Assange.  WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States some might say.  It leaks out secret information […]

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Tags: May 17/Resisting Globalization

Resisting Globalization

December 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Yes Man story sheds some light as to how much control the free market as on world issues.  The point of this story is that if we continue to let the market control and guide the way the world works, then we are doomed.  I agree with this because its time for change.  We […]

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Tags: May 17/Resisting Globalization

Cultural Globalization and Resisting Globalization

November 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

In Chapter 46 Jenkins explains how Christianity is not only surviving but actually expanding.   I agree with him this because Christianity has visibly become diverse.  In my Church one can see a variety of ethnic backgrounds spread amongst the rows of pews.  According to Jenkins Christianity is not only growing in the global north but […]

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Tags: May 10/Cultural Globalization & Resisting Globalization

Chapter 42 & Chapter 45 Yujiao Huang

November 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

I posted this memo early before on my personal blog, I now post it on the main blog again because I realize that it is more convinient for people to leave comment. In chapter 42; Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims, Charles Kurzman speaks about how Islamists have turned into a modern society by […]

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Tags: May 3/Cultural Globalization

Memo 3 – “In Israel, When Is A Jew Not Jewish Enough?” and “Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims” – Antonio Macheve Jr.

November 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Audio: In Israel, When Is A Jew Not Jewish Enough? The audio “Israel, when a Jewish is not Jewish Enough?” exemplifies the impatience and somewhat lack of consideration for local values by certain Americans when traveling abroad. Although I disagree with Israeli settlements destroying Palestinian territory, I have no doubt that the young Jewish-American man […]

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Tags: Reading Response Memos

Nov 23rd Blog

November 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

In the audio entitled “In Israel, When a Jew is Not Jewish Enough” I found it quite astonishing that many people migrating to Israel are being, basically evaluated and interpreted on how “Jewish” they are. Many people are considered “not Jewish enough” by Jewish law even though they fight in war to protect Israel. This […]

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Tags: May 3/Cultural Globalization · Uncategorized

Post for November 23 class

November 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

When is a Jew Not Jewish enough? We hear in the audio about a boy who migrated from California to Jerusalem to enlist in the IDF. He was asked by the army what religion he practiced, he said Judaism. The army said that they could not write this on his identification card. His mother was […]

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Tags: May 3/Cultural Globalization · Reading Response Memos

Course material for November 23rd memos

November 21st, 2010 · No Comments

If you haven’t posted your reading response memos yet, time is running out!  There are exactly four more opportunities: Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 2, and Dec 9th.  For the upcoming deadline, you have the following options.  Remember, you must address *at least two* different items. Ch. 42, “Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims” […]

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Tags: Course Announcements · May 3/Cultural Globalization

Nov 16 Latino Immigration

November 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Samuel Huntington’s The Hispanic Challenges speaks on how the Hispanic immigration has yet to successfully assimilate with the culture that is now American.  The Hispanic immigration is very unique.  It hold no similarities to previous immigrations from the past such as Irish German and Scandinavians.  The lack of assimilation leads to the realization that the […]

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

Hispanic Challenge

November 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In the Hispanic Challenge written by Samuel Huntington; we are given an essay about Hispanic immigration to the United States and examples on how the us are a whole. “Most Americans see the creed as the crucial element of their national identity. The creed, however, was the product of the distinct Anglo-Protestant culture of the […]

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Tags: Apr 12/Cultural Globalization & Latino Immigration and American National Identity · Reading Response Memos