Reading List for Sociology

Spring 2011

Globalization

 

Note:  Below all references are to the text by Eitzen and Zin, Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds except as noted:

 

Week 1: (Jan 19th)

 

Steger, Chapters 1 and 2

Friedman, Chapters 1 through 5

 

Week 2: (Jan 26th)

 

Steger, Chapters 3 and 4

Friedman, Chapters 6 through 10

 

Week 3: (Feb. 2nd)

 

Steger, Chapters 5 and 6

Friedman: Chapters 11 through 15

 

Week 4: (Feb 9th)

 

Steger, Chapters 7 and 8

Friedman:  Chapters 16 through 20

E&Z:  INTRODUCTION, D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn.

 

Week 5: DIMENSIONS OF GLOBALIZATION. (Feb. 16th)

 

Anthony Giddens, "Globalization."

Thomas L. Friedman, "The World Is Flat".

Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith, "Globalization and Its Specter".

Susan F. Martin, "Heavy Traffic: International Migration in an Era of Globalization".

D. Stanley Eitzen, "Dimensions of Globalization".

 

 

Week 6: DEBATING GLOBALIZATION. (Feb. 23rd)


Pankaj Ghemawat, "Why the World Isn't Flat".

Murray Weidenbaum, "Globalization: Wonder Land or Waste Land?"

Christian Weller and Adam Hersh, "Free Markets and Poverty".

Jeff Faux, "Nafta at 10: Where Do We Go From Here".


Week 7: ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION. (March 2nd)


Dollars & Sense Collective, "ABCs of the Global Economy".

David Moberg, "Maytag Moves to Mexico".

Jesse Gordon and Knickerbocker, "The Sweat Behind the Shirt".

Anibel Ferus-Comelo, "Double Jeopardy: Gender and Migration in Electronics Manufacturing".

William Robinson, "Globalization and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights in the United States".

Joseph E. Stiglitz, "Making Globalization Work: The Multinational Corporation".


Week 8:POLITICAL GLOBALIZATION. (March 9th)


Joseph E. Stiglitz, "Globalism's Discontents".

Peter Singer, "Navigating the Ethics of Globalization".

Tina Rosenberg, "Why Mexico's Small Corn Farmers Go Hungry".

Jonathan Fox, "Binational Citizens: Mexican Migrants are Challenging Old Ideas about Assimilation".

 

Spring Break (March 12th through 20th)

 

Handout of Exam on March 30th

Be sure to keep reading even when you reach the end of the material above.  Because we are moving the exam one week later into the term, you can easily find yourself very short on time when the final rolls  around on the calendar.


Week 10: CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION. (March 30th)


Manfred B. Steger, "Global Culture: Sameness or Difference?".

Leon Fink, "The Place of Community in Globalization".

Katharine Ainger, "Empires of the Senseless: The Media Don't Just Promote Globalization -- They're an Integral Part of the Process".


Week 10: THE RESTRUCTURING OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIAL ARRANGEMENTS: GENDER, FAMILIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS. (April 6th)


Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, "Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy".

Rhacel Parrenas, "The Care Crisis in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Families in the New Global Economy".

Saskia Sassen, "Global Cities and Survival Circuits".

R. W. Connell, "Global Masculinities".


Week 11: THE GLOBALIZATION OF TERROR. (April 13th)


Amy Chua, "Globalizing Hate".

Sajid Huq, "The Car-Bomb: Terror's Globalization".

Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, "The Threat of Global State Terrorism".


Week 12: THE GLOBALIZATION OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS. (April 20th)


Ira Sager, Ben Elgin, Peter Elstrom, Faith Keenan, and Pallavi Gogoi, "The Underground Web: Drugs, Gambling, Terrorism, Child Pornography. How the Internet Makes Any Activity More Accessible than Ever".

Mark Schapiro, "Big Tobacco: Uncovering the Industry's Multibillion-Dollar Global Smuggling Network".

Lucy Komisar, "Explosive Revelations". Nicholas Stein, "No Way Out".

Andrew Cockburn, "21st Century Slaves".

Kit Batten, Kari Manlove, and Nat Gryll, "Climate Refugees: Global Warming Will Spur Migration".

Dick Field, "Global Warming: Population Transfers Ignored".


Week 13: CHANGING GLOBAL STRUCTURES: RESISTANCE AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. (April 27th)


Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith, "Globalization from Below" and "The Power of Social Movements".

Manning Marabel, "Globalization and Racialization".

David Bacon, "Hunger on the Border: An Interview with Julia Quinones". Bhumika Muchhala, "Students Against Sweatshops".

Brian Halwell, "The Rise of Food Democracy". Radhika Gajjala and Annapurna Mamidepudi, "Cyberfeminism Technology and International Development.

 

Handout of Final Exam on May 6th

Exam due at time for in-class exams (i.e., May 11th at 8:15)