South Asia

Globalization in India: Commuters in Mumbai #4

29 year old Selina Uttankar begins her journey from the small fishing village of Manori at 04.45, early enough to get to the main fish market to sell her goods. Travelling by ferry, autorickshaw, train, bus and on foot through the city's streets and beach front, she makes the 12-hour return journey through Elphinstone and Bandra to sell seafood three times each week.

Globalization in India: Commuters in Mumbai #2

Mohammed Muslim, 70, begins his 14 hour day in Colaba, in South Mumbai and delivers to Cuffe Parade, Post Office, Badhwar Park and Colaba Market. His packages range from post and paper to plastic and bread. A cyclist in what is becoming more and more a landscape of cars, Muslim navigates the busy roads, interchanges and pedestrian blocked neighbourhoods on bike and by foot covering over 25 km every day.

Globalization in India: Commuters in Mumbai #1

Lajja Shah, the 27 year old fashion stylist navigates the streets of Mumbai managing several key meetings during the day, and making extensive use of her mobile phone. Travelling over 36 km through the private toll road of Aarey Colony, to Marol, Andheri, Mahalaxmi, Bandra and Khar by autorickshaw, train, local taxi, on foot and by private car, Lajja ends her day at 22.00 at a major fashion show in Kalina.

View: "Cities and new wars: after Mumbai," Saskia Sassen

In response to the recent Mumbai attacks, November 2008, Sassen talks of her larger research project on "whether cities are losing this capacity and are becoming sites for a range of new types of violence." Below is a reproduction from openDemocracy (http://www.opendemocracy.net/).

World Banker and His Cash Return Home

"World Banker and His Cash Return Home"
New York Times
By Jason DeParle
Published: March 17, 2008

“I understand the costs of migration,” he said. “There is a cost to not migrating, too.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/world/asia/17remit.html?pagewanted=1&_...

Interview with Prof. T. K. Oommen, Jawaharlal Nehru University, on Cultural Globalisation

This is a presentation of the approach of Prof. T. K. Oommen about the cultural, political, and social aspects of the process of globalization. It was recorded at the Sociological Department, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg (Germany ) on May 23, 2000 by Bernd Remmele and Markus Jenki. Dr. Frank Welz and Dr. Anand Kumar conducted the discussion with Prof. Oommen for this recording.

http://www.zmk.uni-freiburg.de/Oommen/default.htm

Globalization and the Trade Union Response

"Globalization and the Trade Union Response"

by
RAVI R. GHADGE
Research Scholar
Centre for the Study of Social Systems
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The aim of this paper was to describe the present phenomenon of globalization in terms of globalization of capital and the dynamics of the industrial production. We also looked at the various challenges globalization has thrown to the trade unions in developing countries and lastly we have tried to look at the case of India to briefly highlight the process of globalization and its effects especially on labour.

Globalisation and Popular Culture

"Globalisation and Popular Culture"
Reading Advertisements Sociologically
by
SUSANTA KUMAR JENA
http://www.zmk.uni-freiburg.de/CulturalGlobalization/Workshop/default.ht...
LEC-Seminar Workshop on
"The Limits of Cultural Globalization"
Jawaharlal Nehru University & Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, June/July 2000

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