SSWI-241G Cities and Globalization
2:00 pm – 4:50 pm
North Hall, 114
What is the relationship between the history of the city and the history of globalization? To tackle this question we will look at theories and histories of the city and of globalization from a macro and micro-perspective, proceeding roughly chronologically and thematically. Each week we will focus on one city and one theme related to the history of cities and globalization, such as Beijing and the dawn of globalization, London and the expansion of industrial played in the creation and maintenance of global institutions, ideologies, and socio-economic classes that have contributed to the emergence of globalization and its attendant social, economic, political, and cultural consequences.