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Globalization, Technology, and Human Development

  • David L. ReznikEmail author
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Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 7)

Abstract

There are two recent films that capture the essence of how globalization and technology have impacted human development: Andrew Stanton’s Wall-E (2008) and Jennifer Baichwal’s Manufactured Landscapes (2006). These works of cinema are quite distinct in their genre, approach, and intended audience: The former is an animated Hollywood blockbuster about robot romance in a dystopian future, while the latter is an “indie” documentary about a Canadian photographer shooting landscapes of the locations most heavily hit by the forces of globalization. And yet, both offer similarly incisive critiques of the developmental cost brought about by the globalized and increasingly technocratic systems of production and consumption in contemporary society.

Keywords

Political Economy Human Development Medical Globalization Historical Epoch Mock Trial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyBridgewater CollegeBridgewaterUSA

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