ANT 117 - Globalization
3 Lecture Hours
This course is a study of the causes and consequences of the globalization process. Causes are explored in social-evolutionary, historical and macrosociological contexts. Major consequences for the quality of contemporary life on earth are examined. Those consequences include: global degradation and hyper-exploitation of human labor; global poverty and hunger; consumerism and global environmental degradation; global public health crises; internal wars and the international refugee problem; ethnocide, genocide and the global assault on human diversity; and militarism, wars and the threat of global destruction. In addition, implications for governance, national sovereignty and the future of democracy are explored. Resistance to globalization and prospects for the future are also examined.
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