Globalization: The Human Consequences

"Zygmunt Bauman makes an important contribution to social analysis of globalization. The media has often pictured the positive aspects of globalization by ignoring the devastating human consequences. The struggles between what Bauman calls 'inside vs. outside, here vs. there, near vs. far away,' margin vs. center continue to hunt us everyday. Promoters of political and economic globalization seem to ignore the demonic result of such a process on individual lives. The absentee landlords who are benefiting from globalization seem to overlook its dehumanizing effect in different countries and communities. While stockholders celebrate globalization, the consequences for many citizens are 'progressive spatial segregation, separation, and exclusion.'"


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