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Food, Demographics and Culture [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how studying the production and consumption of food allows historians to uncover hidden levels of meaning in social relationships, understand demographic shifts, and trace cultural exchange. Examines the earliest impact of globalization including changing cuisine, environmental impacts, and the rise of forced labor as a global economic force. Candice Goucher discusses the fear that consumption of exotic and genetically modified foods disrupts the order of nature.
Online
2004
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Global Industrialization [electronic resource]

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Views the Industrial Revolution from a global point of view linking Cuba, Uruguay, Europe and Japan in an examination of the impact of Industry on trade, environment, culture, technology and lives around the world. Historian Jerry H. Bentley argues that the Industrial Revolution, rather than being purely a European process, was actually a global affair that drew on resources from all parts of the world.
Online
2004
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Globalization and Economics [electronic resource]

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Travels from the Soviet Union to Sri Lanka and Chile to study the role of technology and the impact of economic and political changes caused by globalization. Historian Michelle Kendrick compares the responses of societies to new technologies.
Online
2004
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Global Popular Culture [electronic resource]

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From World Cup soccer to Coca Cola, demonstrates that modern icons reflect the intertwined cultural, political, and commercial dimensions of globalization. Surveys the images of global production and consumption from reggae to the Olympics. Obo Addy speaks to the complex effects of the globalization of culture through his own story as a traditional African musician in a contemporary world.
Online
2004
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World History and Identity [electronic resource]

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Considers how global forces have redefined both individual and group identity in the modern world by examining the transnational identity that emerged in the Chinese diaspora, and comparing this to a newly re-defined national Chechen identity forged through war with Russia. Historians William McNeill, J.R. McNeill, and Heidi Roupp discuss the importance of understanding globalization, and the contributions the study of world history can make towards that end.
Online
2004
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Global Forces/Local Impact [electronic resource]

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A case study focuses on globalization's impact on the booming Chinese economy and the population that drives it. Students analyze economic data to understand the disparity in the quality of life in Southeast Asia. The second case study examines the conflict between Native Americans and farmers over water usage in Oregon. Students perform field research to determine how human activities affect the quality and availability of water resources.
Online
2002