Week 6: Globalization

Globalization shapes patterns of international exploitation and migration. We explore the capitalist bases of competition and desperation to understand the “race to the bottom”, as well as neocolonialist practices of “banana republics”. We discuss the impact of tariffs and free trade agreements on patterns of migration, pushing people out of their homes.

These materials are designed for small group work with 1 hour of real-time conversation. Folks do individual reading, watching and writing before having a conversation with their group.

These materials are meant to be used individually: to watch, read and write, ideally 24 hours before the group conversation begins.

wk 6 prep- globalization.docx

This is a guideline for the 1-hour group conversation. It gives folks questions to discuss together, problems to solve, and an idea of how much time to devote to each part.

wk 6 conversation - globalization.docx