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      --- On Mon, 2/8/10, maufur ipung <maufur_nd@...> wrote:

      From: maufur ipung <maufur_nd@...>
      Subject: [daily_crcs] A SERIES LECTURE ON “INTERROGATING GLOBALIZATION” (Prof. Dr. John Raines)
      To: daily_crcs@yahoogroups.com, icrs_yogya@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, February 8, 2010, 9:52 AM

      GRADUATE PROGRAM IN RELIGIOUS & CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES, CRCS & ICRS-Yogya

       

      Presents:

       

      A SERIES LECTURE ON

      “INTERROGATING GLOBALIZATION”

      By: Prof. Dr. John Raines (Temple University)

       

      Instructor:

      Credit Load:

      Date & Time:


      Venue:

      Prof. Dr. John Raines (Temple University)

      Non-credit

      15 March, 19 March, 22 March, 26 March, 29 March, Apr 2, 2010 (Monday, 8.30 – 10.30 WIB      Friday, 13.30 – 15.30 WIB)

      Room 306, Third Floor, UGM Graduate School Yogyakarta

      DESCRIPTION

                  The intention of this course is to introduce us to a rapidly expanding critical discourse concerning the global political economy that only a few years ago seemed not only inevitable but unquestionable.

                  We will ask: what is “globalization”?  Why is there a growing inequality within all nations and between the nations of the global North and the global South?  Why are so many people in the global South facing daily hunger and even starvation?  Is the kind of development policy that now steers the global economy environmentally sustainable?  If not, what are the alternatives?  What are we doing to Nature and what is Nature doing to us?  As a species, we are utterly dependent upon the material world, yet we treat it as “stuff” to buy and use and throw away.  Why do we do that?  What are the underlying philosophical/religious views about human wants and human satisfactions that lie below the surface of arguments about development?  What does it mean, what should it mean for a nation to be “developed” or “developing”?  Western economists like to think of themselves as doing a value-free science; but is it also a kind of theology, a belief system?  And if so, is it a good or a bad theology?  How are world religions complicit with power and privilege?  Can they also become agents of resistance and change?  What does it mean to think ahead of the storm, looking for new ways of humans living together peacefully on a planet that is finite and limited?

                  Obviously, these are huge questions and we will simply scratch the surface of what is perhaps the most important discussion we humans can have together, a discussion that must lead to action, actions driven by a consensus on what needs to be done and motivated by moral and religious conviction.

                 Besides the texts, there will be several video documentaries.

      BOOKS/ARTICLE

       

      Michael Yates, Naming the System: inequality and work in the global economy

      James Speth, A Bridge at the Edge of the World

      John Raines, “The Poverty Called Starvation”

      COURSE OUTLINE:

       

      1.      Introduction: What Is Globalization?

      “The Poverty Called Starvation” and video and discussion

      2.      Yates, first reading

      3.      Yates, second reading and video—“The Global Assembly Line”

      4.      Speth, first reading

      5.      Speth, second reading

      6.      Speth, third reading

      OTHER READINGS

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Joseph Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work

      Rebecca Todd Peters, In Search of the Good Life

      Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma

      Branco Milanovic, Worlds Apart: measuring International and Global Inequality

      Brubaker, Peters and Stivers, Justice in a Global Economy

      David Korten, The Great Turning

      Jeffery Faux, The Global Class War

      James Scott, Seeing Like A State

      Hardt and Negri, Empire

      Chandra Talpade Mohanty, “Feminism Without Borders”

      Maguire and Rasmussen, An Ethics for a Small Planet

      Noam Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Domination

      Paul Hawkin, Blessed Unrest: how the largest movement in the world came Into being and why no one saw it coming

      WHO CAN APPLY

      Those who can apply are:

       

      §  CRCS & ICRS-Yogya Students/Faculty/Staff/Alumni

      §  Non CRCS & ICRS-Yogya Students, including: Students from UGM, UIN SUKA, and UKDW

       

      Interests should should be addressed to Maufur (ICRS-Yogya) at maufur_nd@...; or Ali Amin (CRCS) at aleejtr77@... by no later than February 26, 2010. Selected participants will be notified on March 8, 2010.   

       

      CONTACT PERSONS

      Maufur

      Academic Officer, ICRS-Yogya

      Email: maufur_nd@...;

      Ali Amin

      Academic Coordinator, CRCS

      Email: aleejtr77@...;

       

      Graduate Program in Religious & Cross-Cultural Studies

      Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta

      UGM Graduate School, Third floor,

      Jln. Teknika Utara Pogung Yogyakarta 55281

      Phone: 0275 562570/544976

      www.icrs.ugm.ac.id; www.crcs.ugm.ac.id

       

       

       
      Maufur, MA
      Academic Officer, ICRS-Yogya
      UGM Graduate School, Third Floor
      Jln. Teknika Utara Pogung Yogyakarta 55281 Indonesia
      Email: maufur_nd@... or maufur@...
      Mobile: +62 8564 325 6239



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