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?”:
- Lavenda and Schultz “What about Globalization?” in Anthropology: What Does it Mean to be Human?
- Rubén G. Rumbaut, “Immigration’s Complexities, Assimilation’s Discontents” in Contexts (2008)
In 2021 I had a chance to record updated thoughts on the Rumbaut article for my Upstate Latinx course: