Lesson 8: Globalization

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Our failure to move beyond such a view has led to the tragedy of our times: that we are more connected than ever, yet feel and act more disconnected.

In this lesson we explore why some people are rich and others are poor by looking at different theoretical models that attempt to explain global inequality.  We look at the structural power embedded within these unequal global relations and the structural violence they cause.  The lesson offers a global tour of the world system and the commodity chains that link us all together.

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