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Lecture Notes AMST-A 100 4/24/2014

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Amst-A 100 - What Is America?

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AMST-A100 1st Edition Lecture 24 Outline of Last Lecture I. Review a. Neoliberalism b. Immigration c. Tourism II. “Global Cities and Survival Circuits” (Sassen) Outline of Current Lecture I. “Global Cities and Survival Circuits” II. H2 Worker Current Lecture Sassen’s “Global Cities and Survival Circuits”  “As Third World economies on the periphery of the global system struggle against debt and poverty, they increasingly build survival circuits on the backs of women- whether these be trafficked low wage workers and prostitutes or migrant workers sending remittances back home. Through their work and remittances, these women contribute to the revenue of deeply indebted countries (185)”  “The IMF and the World Back sometimes recommend tourism as a solution to the troubles of poor countries, but when they provide loans for its development of expansion, they may as well inadvertently contribute to the expansion of the entertainment industry and, indirectly, of the sex trade (189)”  Q: What are “survival circuits”? What are the “new employment regimes” that Sassen describes? And how does all of this relate to debt and structural adjustment? H2 Worker These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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