Global Culture and the Internet

Week 13

Subject week 13: Globalization and the impact of the internet

In the 1990s globalization became the talk of the town. The fax machine, Japanese electronics, financial flows, MacDonalds, the internet culture are all part of this phenomenon. But is globalization a new phenomena? We often talk as if it is but globalization is both an old phenomena and is based on old technologies.


9.00-12.00 Lecture, seminar and feedback on 1000 word essays

Core readings:


Misa Ch.8


Discussion 1:

Misa Chapter 10


Discussion 2:

Supervision for students


Supplementary Readings:

Morris, P.R. 

“A history of the world semiconductor industry: A history of the world” 

Institution of Electrical Engineers: London, 1990.

Misa ch. 4


Daniel R. Headrick,

“The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century”

Oxford University Press, 1981.

Daniel R. Headrick,

“The Tentacles of Progress: Technology Transfer in the Age of Imperialism”

Oxford University Press, 1988.

Daniel R. Headrick,

“The Invisible Weapon: Telecommunications and International Politics 1851-1945”

Oxford University Press, 1991.

Bruce Hunt

'The Ohm is where the Art is: British telegraph engineers and the development of electrical standards”

Osiris, 2:9 (1994), 48-63.


Standage, Tom

“The Victorian Internet“

Phoenix, 1999


Edgerton, David

“The shock of the Old”

Profile Books, 2008
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