Globalization – SOCI 4333

This week we are reading much about systems of power at the global scale (globalization, neoliberalism, imperialism), but also about the effects these power imbalances have at the micro-social level (cultures, identities, interactions, etc.). Comment on how any of these readings has helped you think about the future of social diversity. Do you think that diversity in cultures, perspectives or identities is encouraged or repressed (or both? neither?) by current global trends? How so? Please provide an illustrative example.

[Hint: It is okay to focus your answer on diversity in U.S. society if you wish. But if you do, dont forget to link your discussion to global or international developments such as the ones we covered this week.