Topic 11. Globalization

This week’s agenda

Required Reading


  • Openstax. Global stratification and classification. In Introduction to Sociology 2e. OpenStax CNX. Dec 18, 2019
  • Openstax. Global wealth and poverty. In Introduction to Sociology 2e. OpenStax CNX. Dec 18, 2019
  • Section 9.3. Explaining global stratification. In: Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Open Textbooks.

Supplementary reading

Study Guide

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Economic Globalization

Cultural globalization

COVID-19 and Globalization

  • Videos
    • Corona’s consequences – how the pandemic is changing globalization | DW Documentary

    • Will the coronavirus crisis reshape globalisation and the economic system?

    • Coronavirus: impact on Global Economy – BBC News

Behind Globalization

Globalization & Border Crisis

  • The Crossroads: Inside US – Mexico Trade

  • Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis by The New York Times

Fashion Industry & Globalization

  • Videos
    • “The true cost of fast fashion” in The Economist

    • Fast Fashion: Sweatshops

  • Rana Plaza Collapse Documentary: The Deadly Cost of Fashion in The New York Times

  • How fast fashion choices in the the UK are causing an environmental catastrophe in Ghana | ITV News

  • How fast fashion adds to the world’s clothing waste problem (Marketplace)

  • Why donating your clothes isn’t as helpful as you think

The anti-globalization movement

The 1999 Seattle WTO protests

  • Videos
    • WTO Seattle Riots

Note: Click “Watch on YouTube.”

Occupy Wall Street

  • 99% v 1%: the data behind the Occupy movement

  • Occupy Wall Street: the story behind seven months of protest

Occupy Wall Street Vs. The iPhone Line