21G.035 | Fall 2003 | Undergraduate, Graduate

Topics in Culture and Globalization



Culture and Globalization

Lecture: Introduction to Culture and Globalization/Goals of the Course

2 A Pre-History of Globalization: Guns, Germs, and Steel  
3 Cultural Activism and Minority Claims Essay 1 due (3 pages, double-spaced)
4 Hip-Hop as Cultural Movement  
5 Hip-Hop in Japan  
6 Hip-Hop in Europe and the Islamic Connection  
7 Lessons from Hip-Hop  
8 Coolhunters: Who’s Got It? Essay 2 due: World Hip-Hop Nation
9 No Logo  
10 “Music Wants to be Free”: MP3, P2P - Anarchy or Activism?  
11 Television Nations

Essay 3 due

Student symposium 1 (5-7 People Present)

12 Transnational Media Student Symposium 1 (5-7 people present)
13 Globalization as the End of Culture? Student symposium 1 (5-7 people present) - if necessary
14 Conclusions and the Future of Globalization Final paper due (6-8 pages, double spaced)

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Fall 2003
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