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October 27, 2022

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Description

The concept of globalization fosters the understanding of the interconnectedness of cultures and societies geographically wide apart;

America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Subject scans existing debates over globalization around the world. This course explores how globalization impacts everyday life in the First and Third World; how globalization leads to a common cosmopolitan culture; the emergence of a global youth culture; and religious, social, and political movements that challenge globalization. Materials examined include pop music, advertisements, film posters, and political cartoons.

Course Curriculum

  • Culture and Globalization Unlimited
  • A Pre-History of Globalization: Guns, Germs, and Steel Unlimited
  • Cultural Activism and Minority Claims Unlimited
  • Hip-Hop as Cultural Movement Unlimited
  • Hip-Hop in Japan Unlimited
  • Lessons from Hip-Hop Unlimited
  • Coolhunters: Who’s Got it? Unlimited
  • Conclusions and the Future of Globalization Unlimited

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