Of the following, who would most likely be unhappy about globalization?
the CEO of a transnational corporation
a software engineer
a college president
the head of a small-town historical society
Arturo works in international banking. He has colleagues and friends all over the world with whom he stays in contact through phone class, text messageing, FaceTime and instant messaging. This demonstrates the capacity of technology to do what?
overcome cultural differences
link economic and cultural gains
compress time and space
overcome the move toward the service economy
What are two of the most commonly expressed views on how globalization is affecting culture?
Culture is become less commercialized as culture brokers seek smaller markets for their “products.”
World culture is becoming homogenized (the same) through the domination of Western influences.
Globalization is leading to greater differentiation in cultural traditions and norms as people explore a wide array of cultural sources.
Both A and B
Both B and C
Both A and C
None of the above.
Globalization is a(n) ________ process; the disparity between the developed and developing world is ________.
uneven; greater than ever
leveling; decreasing rapidly
leveling; slowly shrinking
Globalization has contributed to the increasing inequality in America in what way(s)?
Some companies have lowered wages to compete with other companies that use cheaper third world labor.
Globalization has encouraged immigration to the United States, thus increasing the low-wage labor pool and pushing wages down.
Jobs have been moved overseas, where labor is cheaper.
all of the above
None of the above; inequality is not increasing in the United States.
What feature is displacing the manufacture of material goods as the basis of the production system?
the consumption of material goods
the development and dissemination of information and knowledge
recycling and repurposing material goods
Which of the following best encapsulates the shift from a national to a global outlook?
a man with a German accent telling a reporter he is European
the civil religion of the United States
demands from French citizens that McDonald’s restaurants be removed from their cities
the United Nations’ refusal to send troops to Sudan to stop the genocide in southern Sudan
Which of the following is the best example of social change?
Dropping your math class and adding sociology.
Being promoted to a managerial position at work.
The desegregation of colleges and universities in the US.
accumulating thirty semester credits and thereby changing your status from freshman to sophomore.
Globalization creates a new set of risks for humans that are caused by our own interventions into and impact on the natural world. These risks are referred to as:
Which of the following factors has NOT consistently influenced social change over time?
the physical environment
cultural factors like communication
the invention of the automobile
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