It’s a flat world after all
Who is Thomas Friedman?
Why is the world flattening?
Who is benefiting from globalization?
How is the world becoming tied together?
What is globalization 1.0, 2.0, 3.0?
What are Gonzalez’s critiques of Friedman’s article?
Is the gap between rich and poor growing?
What does the “liberalization of developing economies” mean? Barndt, “Across space the through time: Tomatl meets the corporate tomato” What is a producer-driven commodity chain? What is a buyer-driven commodity chain? Where is the locus of power? What is meant by the international sexual division of labor? How does dumping, human and drug trafficking influence how tomatoes are regulated and trans ported? Robbins, “The rise of the merchant, industrialist, and capitalist controller” Describe China as center for learning and trade in 1400.
Describe the relationship of sugar and slavery in the 16th and 17th centuries What is terra nullius?
What is the percentage of Native American depopulation?
What was the role of the trading company?
Discuss how the production patterns of the Industrial Revolution in England changed the forces that kept people from “selling their labor.” (Hint: Eric Wolf). What was the impact of the Supreme Court ruling of 1886 in creating the modern corporation? Razak, “Anticipatory Anthropology”
What is anticipatory anthropology?
Scupin, “Contemporary global trends”
What is agribusiness?
What are the various beliefs regarding the relationship of the environment and globalization? What is global warming?
What are the implications of the demographic transition model to population growth, and by extension, population movements? Compare population growth in the last ten thousand years to the rates in the last 150. Compare the apparently contradictory global trends of secularism and fundamentalism.
Questions from lectures, websites and films:
Anthropology: “The science of humankind”
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