Before proceeding to this essay assignment, please review as necessary the module notes, readings and videos assigned during the previous activities of this module.
This activity will enable you to
•Identify social arrangements interpreted as unjust and articulate the implications for social policy and action. (Sociology Major Outcome #4).
•Understand the process of globalization and its consequences for societies, cultures, groups, and individuals..
•Analyze international and global issues and problems and articulate how politics, cultural differences, economics, and religions may shape various perspectives and proposed solutions to these problems. (General Education Outcome # 5.3).
•Read the following from Lechner and Boli (Eds.),(2015). The Globalization Reader (5th ed.):.
◦Introduction to Part I.
◦Chapter 4: Jihad vs. McWorld.
◦Chapter 5: The Clash of Civilizations.
•Watch the movies ◦"Jihad vs. McWorld" [Video file] [03:03 min].
◦Samuel Huntington and the `clash of civilizations` [Video file][22:05 min].
•Read the lectures..
In a 1200-1500 word paper, not including the cover page, please write a well-argued essay that compares and contrasts the views of globalization expressed by Benjamin Barber and Samuel Huntington. In presenting and evaluating Barber’s and Huntington’s arguments, our essay should answer the following four questions:
•What are the features of "McWorld" and "Jihad" as described by the author?.
•How does McWorld provoke and support Jihad?.
•What does Barber find most threatening about globalization?.
•How does Huntington’s thesis support the fears of Jihad?.
Globalization Name: Institutional Affiliation: Globalization Benjamin Barber determinedly and ultimately looks at a vital challenge that has been noted by numerous people. The planet is being separated by the remnants of a race and belief system which are reasserting themselves in the zones. For example, Bosnia and Rwanda provide for the division. In the meantime, globalization efforts have been made easier by the exposure made through financial, mechanical, and environmental powers. The powers unite various cultures and people through availabilities like films, McDonald’s brands as well as media productions like MTV. Barber gives this propensity toward Balkanization of countries as he expresses the name Jihad, a traditional way of the re- tribal process that assaults relationship, social collaboration, and commonality (Barnet and Cavanagh, 2014). He terms McWorld, as the uniform, worldwide amusement park being made by the broad communications and mass society encouraged by overall correspondences, data, diversion, and business. Unexpectedly, both inclinations of this complex issue, the synchronous discontinuity, and unification, are regularly at work in the same nation in the meantime, for example, in Iran