Why Does Globalization Feel New?

For Introduction to Anthropology 2017 we tackled some big and controversial questions anthropology attempts to answer. One interesting question: Why Does Globalization Feel New?

Differently put: if globalization is centuries old; if diversity is ancient and enduring; then why today do we feel we are living out globalization and experiencing diversity for the very first time?

The readings for “Why Does Globalization Feel New?”:

In 2021 I had a chance to record updated thoughts on the Rumbaut article for my Upstate Latinx course:


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