Competing Concepts of Globalization Concept Map
The flow of people, things, information, and locations as global boundaries become more porous. CCG Flows Heavy vs Light Solidity vs Liquidity Subtler Structural Barriers “Heavy” Structures as Barriers to Flows “Heavy” Structures that Expedite Flows Competing Concepts of Globalization Solidity denotes to people, things, and places "harden" over time thus having finite mobility . These structures are meant to differentiate and subordinate based on social class, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and region of the world. Pre-industrial and industrial cultures were differentiated as "heavy," resulting in difficulties in mobility. Transportation and technological advancements make things, people, and places lighter. We live in a generation that is distinguished not just by lightness, but also by weightlessness. Liquidity refers to the increasing ease of motion of people, things, information, and places in the global age. Some structures continue to be significant in impeding the movement of that which is liquid, light, or weightless. Other heavy structures ("routes" or "paths") expedite flows.
publish time: 2021-10-10
This is a breif depiction of the concepts of globalization the pertains to its competing concepts. Globalization refers to the acceleration of global movements and exchanges (of people, products, and services, money, technology, and cultural practices).
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