The topics to be discussed within the space of this blog revolve mainly around Globalization and its impact on the Caribbean. Issues such as inequalities and poverty, technology and media, culture and identities and the environment will be considered.
AIM: to examine these topics from our “third world” perspective against the more positive views associated with the impact of globalization.
Definitive definitions of globalization are hard to come by. One of the more neutral definitions of according to Anthony Giddens explains, globalization as;
“the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa.”
In retrospect this definition implies the immense impact globalization holds and its ability to influence various aspects of day-to-day life in the Caribbean and worldwide.
An elitist view is attached to the idea of globalization where it is seen that there has been an equal playing field created for the various player nations. Definitions of globalization tend to denote and imply its impact is solely positive upon the nations; hence, this blog will examine the flip side of some of those popular claims.