Culture and Globalization

Wednesday, September 19

What are relationships between the political changes (from the nineteenth to twentieth centuries) to the structures of capitalism? How can we link back our understanding modern globalization to earlier periods of empire? How do new structures of the world economy shape “globalization from above” and challenge or maintain American hegemony?

Required Readings

Jurgen Osterhammel and Niels P. Peterson, Globalization: A Short History, Part V through VII.

International Monetary Fund Factsheet

Global Exchange, World Bank/IMF Factsheet

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In-Class Film Screening

Stephanie Black, Life & Debt