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Winter 2006


In lieu of an abstract, here is the article's first paragraph:

"Globalization" has emerged as the watchword of the new millennium. We are experiencing greater movement across the globe (by people, ideas, diseases, etc.) and new connections between remote social and economic activities (for example, Chinese prison labor producing goods for Wal-Mart shoppers in Fargo, North Dakota). There is a growing economic interdependence internationally. Globalization represents the most visible face of global capitalism. Its ideological and material forms advance the interests of global capitalism and, therefore, the term globalization can provide a useful shorthand when discussing the contemporary period of global capitalism. Two major developments have set the pace for this current era of globalization.


Article published In Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice. Posted with permission.

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