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1

Links between colonization and globalization

- Former colonies are still exploited in global economies (globalization relies on instrumental racism and European supremacy)
- It is a more subtle, pervasive form of colonialism

2

Economic, cultural + political process of Globalization

Economic: Post WWII made for harsh conditions that caused the govt. to cut down on social spenditure. Concept of poverty created - a person living on less that $1 a day.
Cultural + political: Poverty became an organizing principle used to justify hierarchy and continued colonial involvement in 'developing' countries.

3

Ideology

The means by which relations of power are maintained and preserved, concealing social conflict by embodying ideas to justify inequality.

4

Ideological hegemony

Process of diffusing the view of one society across the world and making it into common-sense knowledge.

5

Cycle of Oppression

Top Down:
Powerlessness
Isolation
Internalized oppression

6

Cycle of Liberation

Bottom Up:
Taking action
Making connections
Building strength

7

Tiers of Cycles

Political
Interpersonal
Personal

8

Methods of Critical Psychological Research

Conscientization
Problematization

9

What is a community?

- Common history + belief
- Geographical area
- Common interests + hobbies
- Common identity + difference
- Similar experience of exclusion + discrimination
- Similar work patterns
- Common politics + economics

10

Dimensions of a community

- Social knowledge
- Forming identities
- Marginalization
- Belonging/solidarity

11

Power relations (3)

1. Material
2. Political
3. Symbolic

12

Four Generation approach to social change

1. Individual
2. Group-based
3. Community mobilization
4. Community mobilization in a globalized context

13

Social capital (2)

1. Bonding (within the group
2. Bridging (between groups)