Each week’s work is divided into two assignments.
This begins our study of this century’s most globally disruptive media technology.
Our textbook’s introduction offers some first thoughts about globalization and its definitions.
King was one of the first American thinkers to reckon with the forces that we now call globalization.
Appadurai’s five “scapes” offer a framework for examining global flows and their impacts.
This assignment details recent demographic changes in the United States.
“Deterritorialization” is a hallmark of globalization and a key driver of cultural identities worldwide.
Recent shifts in two major world religions demonstrate the cultural impact of globalization.
“The era of Western Christianity has passed within our lifetimes, and the day of Southern Christianity is dawning” (430).
The U.S. apparel company Nike helps to introduce a fundamental concept, the global commodity chain.
Glocalization is a corporate strategy. The term, coined in the 1980s, combines “global” and “local.”
“Glocalization” is often used to describe two distinct corporate strategies.
The South Korean popular music industry offers an excellent example of glocalization.
This assignment considers the broader impact of the Korean Wave’s global popularity.
“Indigenization” helps to explain the responses of Hong Kong locals to a foreign restaurant chain.
Hong Kong cinema’s impact on Hip Hop illustrates the often surprising outcomes of indigenization.
The film-making industry based in California is not quite American any more.
“Bollywood dance” is used by diasporic communities to reinforce and negotiate their national identities.
In Spring 2019, the final exam will take place on Monday, May 6, from 12:30-2:20 p.m.