Globalization: Social & Geographic Perspectives

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Blog # 5

May 10th, 2011 · 7 Comments

In When a Jew is not Jewish, the story of Jonathan Levitt and how Jews who are not considered Jewish enough is revealed.  The principle of this is basically if you are not and Orthodox Jew, you aren’t realized in Israel unless you become an Orthodox Jew, which doesn’t seem to be pretty fair in […]

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Assignment #2 Media and Sovereignty

May 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Monroe E. Price discusses how the relationship between media and borders is always in transition; although it does not always promote liberty or liberation. The internet is the key to spreading democracy, Price says. These days technology is always evolving and playing a bigger role in today’s society. We become more dependent on media in […]

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Blog #5:Christian Revolution

May 10th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Jenkins speaks of a Christian Revolution as a movement from the traditional northern/western white, rich, old ideology to a now revolutionary southern black/latino, poor, young ideology.  It is an interesting article on the change of demographics for Christianity.  He argues that though the growth is substantial, the black church and Latino church are non-communicative.  The […]

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Blog Post#5 – Naomi Klein and the Yes Men: Branding in the 21st C

May 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In her 2004 interview with PBS, activist Naomi Klein discusses the evolution of branding, brand-messaging, and consumerism. What she really seems to be doing is giving a sociological account of marketing in US society.  According to Klein, the most successful branding is seamlessly integrated into culture so that members of society actually participate in it. […]

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Blog 4:Everyone’s Missing the point & Inside American Islam

May 10th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Osama bin Laden’s death didn’t have much of an effect on me, mainly because I saw the whole thing as a bunch of propaganda. I saw the American celebrations as too much and way too late. Osama bin Laden has not been an active figure on the terrorism front in quite some time, and his […]

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Blog #5: Saadawi and Joya Clips

May 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In the Middle East, examples of democracy being under attack are evident. Dr. Nawal Al Saadawi states that the revolution in Egypt brought men and women together because they were united for a common cause – the resignation of President Mubarak. Post-revolution Egypt faces new challenges, one of them being electing a new president. While […]

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In Israel/The Christian Revolution

May 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The audio clip In Israel, When A Jew Is Not Jewish enough provided an insight into how American-Conservative Jews are treated in Israel. Having grown up Orthodox and no longer consider myself a religious person, I find it absurd that Jonathan was not allowed to serve in the army. I have several Israeli friends who […]

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Blog Post 5- Resisting Globalization

May 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments

BBC’s Newsnight coverage of the British education crisis was quite eye opening. Paul Mason listens to some students whose education may be put on hold because of the high price that they need to pay for a proper university education. One young women speaks of her education and how she believes that the government will […]

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Blog #4 Democracy

May 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments

In Egypt today, women are clamoring for their own cultural and political identities. The Egyptians are starting to demand justice and democracy. The question is what role will women play in Egypt’s new political era? According to Nawal Al Saadawi the fight for democracy and women’s rights are one and the same. She says “There […]

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Blog #5: Looking Deeper into Religions

May 8th, 2011 · 5 Comments

In the video, “In Israel, When a Jew is Not Jewish Enough,” I was surprised by what was said mostly due to the fact that I myself am Jewish. Jonathan Levitt, a Jew from California went to the state of Israel to serve in the army. But he was rejected, and told he wasn’t Jewish according to the […]

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Blog Post #4: The Growing Anti-Globalization Movement

May 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In the Introduction to Part X, “Resisting Globalization: Critique and Action,” editors Frank J. Lechner and John Boli begin dissecting the anti-globalization movement. Its roots grew from the World Social Forum, held in Brazil in 2001. Protestors and opposition groups see globalization as a Western capitalist system that is unjust and unequal. They argue that […]

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Blog Post #3 Religion in the Future: Israel’s Legal Definition of Jewish and Jenkins’ Christian Revolution

May 8th, 2011 · No Comments

In the NPR story “When a Jew is not Jewish Enough” by Lourdes Garcia-Navaro looks at the current state of Jewish law in Israel. Navaro tells the story of Jonathan Levitt, from California who migrated to Israel in order to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces. When he went to apply, he was told that […]

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Blog #2: Face Veil Ban

May 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments

In the video on the face veil ban, there a debate about whether the state is entitled to tell people what to wear and what not. Professor Tariq Ramadan doesn’t think the state should be the one to say so. He believes it has to do with political atmosphere. I believe the state shouldn’t be […]

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Blog#3-Ramadan-Locke/Kurzman

May 5th, 2011 · No Comments

In “Formerly Banned Muslim Scholar Tours U.S.” an Oxford Professor who was at one point banned from a number of countries is interviewed about his beliefs regarding reformist-Islam. In it, he says that he disagrees with the statements that Islam is not a western religion and that Muslims are not integrated. He feels that Muslims […]

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Blog Post #2 – “Inside American Islam” NPR stream

May 5th, 2011 · No Comments

The stream “Inside American Islam” begins by pointing out how the Islamic religion has been celebrated through history.  I did not know that John Adams had called the prophet Muhammed a “great truth seeker,” and that Thomas Jefferson had hosted an “If-tar”(possible sic) dinner in the White House. I do remember, as broadcaster Tom Ashbrook […]

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