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Most Difficult Concepts: Globalization
A Brownbag Discussion

Globalization is taken to mean the simultaneous integration of various places through increased communication technologies, trade, and movement. However, globalization is a confusing concept, and for this reason it merits our attention in this second installment of our ''Most Confusing Concepts'' brownbag series, 2005-06.

Dr. Amy Bellone Hite (Sociology) will explore the confusion surrounding this term. Is it the next stage of capitalism, or nothing more than a progression of the previous stage in which one or two hegemonic powers control trade? Does globalization mean the end of the nation state as the main form of social regulation? Or does it require states to adjust to new and emerging roles (e.g., a chiefly regulatory role)? Does globalization signal progress towards a global culture, or is it nothing more than the homogenization of cultures, usually to make them resemble those of dominant Western cultures?

Pack a lunch and come discuss the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of this thing called "globalization."

  • Led by: Dr. Amy Bellone Hite, Sociology Dept.
  • Date: Thursday, October 13, 2005
  • Time: 12:15 - 1:05 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Sponsor: CAT

Tags: misunderstood concepts, internationalization
Format: uncategorized
Event ID: 00533

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