21F.035 / 21F.037 Topics in Culture and Globalization

Fall 2003

N'Zerekore, Guinea celebrates Internet connectivity.
N'Zérékoré, Guinea celebrates Internet connectivity. (Image courtesy of U.S. Agency for Intenational Development.)

Course Highlights

Lecture notes and a bibliography of all readings are available for this course.

Course 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.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Ian Condry

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session