In todays lesson, Maria taught the class about globalisation. Within the globalisation there are many manifestations which are all together and not separate. Globalisation can be described as processes and relationships that are multidimensional, interdepend, uneven and not fair for all and contested. ‘Globalisation is also about our growing awareness of these depending connections and independence’ (Steger 2003: 13)
There are many different manifestations such as
- Economy: This consists of world trade of goods from other countries, services and also culture (food, clothes, goods).
- People: This consists of intentional movement of people as tourists, refugees, guests workers and students.
- Culture industry: Global culture industries music, film, fashion – global circulation of signs , ideas, brands and lifestyle
- ‘War on terror’: ‘The globalisation of the ‘war on terrorism’ has had many implications including the monitoring of citizen within nation states, the treatment of those seeking asylum from global conflict zones and the movement of people to and from countries more generally’ (Flew, 2005:178)