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Topics in Culture and Globalization


Provider
MIT OpenCourseware

Price
Free

School
MIT

Type
University

Instructor
Prof. Ian Condry

Categories
Languages, Humanities

Format
Mixed

Language
English

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.