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  1. SS310 Unit 3 Seminar: The Camelot Years: Creation of a National Culture Exploring the 1960s: An Interdisciplinary Approach Prof. Erica Arnold-Wyche

  2. Seminar Agenda • Seminar Ground Rules • Questions from Unit 2? • Unit 3 Key Terms/Concepts • Economic Systems • Culture • Field Trip • Unit 3 Assignments • Q & A

  3. Seminar Ground Rules • Focus on Topic • Arrival time • Respect • Question: “//” • Participate

  4. Unit 2

  5. Unit 3 Key Concepts

  6. Unit 3 Key Concepts • ECOMONIC SYSTEMS* • Capitalism • Laissez-faire capitalism • Socialism • Democratic socialism • Convergence Theory • Multinational corporations *Economy - a system of producing and distributing goods and services

  7. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Capitalism?

  8. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Capitalism – an economic system characterized by the private ownership of the means of production, market competition, and the pursuit of profits.

  9. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Laissez-faire capitalism?

  10. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Laissez-faire capitalism - unrestrained manufacture and trade (literally “hands off” capitalism)

  11. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Socialism – an economic system characterized by the public ownership of the means of production, central planning, and the distribution of goods without a profit motive

  12. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Socialism ?

  13. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Democratic socialism ?

  14. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Democratic socialism – a hybrid economic system in which capitalism is mixed with state ownership

  15. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Convergence Theory ?

  16. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Convergence Theory – the view that as capitalist and socialist economic systems each adopt features of the other, a hybrid (or mixed) economic system will emerge

  17. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Multinational corporations – companies that operate across national boundaries; also called transnational corporations

  18. Unit 3 Key Concepts • Multinational corporations ?

  19. Unit 3 Key Terms • Culture: The language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and even material objects that are passed from one generation to the next • Cultural leveling • Ethnocentrism • Globalization • Material culture • Non-material culture • Norms–

  20. Unit 3 Key Terms • Cultural leveling ?

  21. Unit 3 Key Terms • Ethnocentrism – the use of one’s own culture as a yardstick for judging the ways of other individuals or societies, generally leading to a negative evaluation of their values, norms, and behaviors.

  22. Unit 3 Key Terms • Globalization ?

  23. Unit 3 Key Terms • Globalization – the growing interconnections among nations due to the expansion of capitalism. //Is globalization is synonymous with “Americanization?” • Since the 60s, the western way of life has rapidly spread across the globe. There is not a city in the world now where you cannot find a McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC, and, of course, blue jeans.

  24. Unit 3 Key Terms • Material culture Vs. Non-material culture?

  25. Unit 3 Key Terms • Material culture – the material objects that distinguish a group of people, such as their art, buildings, weapons, utensils, machines, hairstyles, clothing and jewelry • Non-material culture – (also called symbolic culture) a group’s way of thinking (including its beliefs, values, and other assumptions about the world and doing (its common patterns of behavior, including language and other forms of interaction)

  26. Unit 3 Key Terms • Norms ?

  27. Unit 3 Key Terms • Norms – expectations, or rules of behavior, that reflect and enforce values

  28. Unit 3 Discussion • Let’s discuss the impact of the global spread of capitalism and the American way of life. …. • Are we (the USA) indeed becoming a “global village” with western beliefs, values, norms? • EXAMPLES?

  29. Unit 3 Discussion • What place is there for other nations’ beliefs, customs, traditions, etcetera?

  30. Unit 3 Discussion • Will other nations’ beliefs, customs and traditions eventually become extinct?

  31. Unit 3 Discussion • Example:Hijab, Niqab, Burqa • What is one example that you can think of where it appears traditions, customs, and beliefs that go directly against American values in this new global village?

  32. Unit 3 Discussion • Is there a place for such traditions, customs, and beliefs that go directly against American values in this new global village?

  33. Unit 3 Field Trip DEBATE: Should the American way of life be embraced or rejected? • Instructions: Go to http://debatepedia.idebate.org/en/index.php/Debate:_Rejection_of_the_American_way_of_lifeand read through both sides of the debate for the 6 questions listed there. Decide on which side of the debate you land for each of these 6 areas. Be prepared to explain why you feel this way. • Model principles • Economic consequences • Unhealthy • Diplomatic feel • Culture” • International diversity • NOTE: We will reconvene in 7 minutes. So you will have about a minute to read through each of the 6 areas.

  34. Field trip debrief NOTE: Please do not post your assessment until I give ahead go ahead to do so. This way we can have a groups disunion without the screen scrolling too fast. Thanks! //Overall, which side of the debate did you come out on? Embrace or reject “Americanized globalization?”

  35. Field tip debrief //Model principles: Does the American way of life lack the model principles that should be emulated? Why to Why not?

  36. Field trip debrief //Economics: Does adopting the American way of life have economic consequences? Why or Why not?

  37. Field trip debrief //Unhealthy: Is the American way of life unhealthy?

  38. Field trip debrief //Diplomatic feel: Does the American way of life encourage uncooperative, undiplomatic mentalities?

  39. Field trip debrief //Culture: Is the American "culture" inferior to others internationally? Why or Why not?

  40. Field trip debrief //Culture: Is the American "culture" inferior to others internationally? Why or Why not?

  41. Field trip debrief // International diversity: Would the adoption of the American way of life mean the decay of unique international cultures? Why or Why not?

  42. Unit 3 Assignments • Readings • Web Resources • Discussion Board • Seminar • Activity: There is an interesting PowerPoint with audio presentation on the topics of capitalism and socialism.

  43. Q&A?

  44. Thanks for coming!