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Understand Globalization in 5 Minutes


Essentially, globalization is the world coming together to share goods and to communicate with everyone from anywhere.

This video explains globalization in an extremely easy way. One that can be understood by just about anybody and in no time at all – LESS than five minutes.

This second video delves deeper into the pros and cons of globalization, something that does need to be considered for future reference as it does effect the environment and our human population which is something that is quite scarce.

Source here.

Source here.

Appadurai explains five ‘scapes’ that contribute to the exchange of ideas and information, this being globalization. What are these scapes you may be wondering?

  1. The Ethnoscape –
    This is the migration of people across cultures, countries and continents.
  2. Technoscape –
    As clearly stated, it deals with technology  and the global configuration of it.
  3. Finanscape –
    Originating from finance, this scape deals with currency and stock, everything in relation to money is under this scape.
  4. & 5. Mediascape and Ideoscape –
    The distribution and production of information and images created by the media.

I very much like the way that Appadurai has sectioned off these different factors of globalization into these scapes as it makes the concept and the characteristics easier to understand.

The O’Shaughnessy and Stadler reading essentially explains what globalization is and how it works. It outlines the characteristics of globalisation which some are negative and positive as seen in the video above.

They go on to explain Marshall McLuhan’s idea of ‘the global village’ which suggests that people in the world can be brought together by globalization which I believe is in fact very true as the countries are sourcing from one another and communicating at extremely easy levels now that communication has been made easier from the inventions of the phone and internet, plus transport.

O’Shaughnessy and Stadler also go on to bring up the topic of cultural imperialism which I thought was extremely interesting as I’d never heard much of it before until then.

And here, I finish off with a video that helped me understand Cultural Imperialism just that little bit more.



Appadurai, A (1996) ‘Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy’, Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 27-47.

O’Shaughnessy, M and Stadler, J (2008) ‘Globalisation’, Media and Society (fifth edition) Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 458-471.


“It’s A Place of Escape” – Sound Portrait featuring Lara Fitzpatrick

Using ,my sister’s wonderful talent and face for the camera, I have created a Sound Portrait based on the place she likes to visit to relax and be free, the local pond. 






Sound Portrait 

Jade Fitzpatrick

Just as The Beatles once sang, ‘Come Together’…

The Book, Volume 1: Page 12, Picture 8, 1963, A picture of the legendary English rock group "The Beatles", L-R: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon  (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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Here is my Storify task for the first week of JRNL102. Enjoy and let me know what you think of it.


There’s been a change…

I’ve decided to not do the digital artefact anymore and am moving on to doing the research essay.

The artefact wasn’t going anywhere anymore and I wasn’t investing as much time as I should have been into it so the essay is the way to go for me. I’ve always found it easier and more enjoyable to write anyway.

I may share some excerpts of my essay on my blog just to get opinions from fellow peers to see how it is sounding so far and to see if they believe I am on the right track and if not, they can help me out so that I am.

I’ve planned out how I’m doing my essay, what I’m including, the examples, theorists, definitions and lots more that is going to hopefully take up 1500 words. Definitely not excited for the bibliography and referencing though.


Light’s, Camera’s, Fashion!

Sydney Fashion Weekend consisted of sitting in the VIP lounge, sipping on complimentary drinks and being able to sit front row at the fashion show styled by none other than fashion blogger, Margaret Zhang. Receiving a bag at the end that contained some goodies from Nude by Nature and JBronze also made the night that much more splendid.

The Royal Hall of Industries was dressed for the fashion occasion that any style mogul waits for. Racks of clothing lined the grounds, lights beamed in women’s faces as they had their make-up done by the Nude by Nature make-up artists. Shoppers were sipping on champagne as they overlooked their favourite pieces.

Natasha Williamson, a student at The Australasian College, accompanied me to the event. The show started at 6:30pm and we were guided to our seats in the front row.

Justin Bieber’s voice booms over the speakers, his new song with Jack U being played, and the models finally step out. One by one.

A particular stand out for myself personally. One of my favourite styles.


The show ended on a high note, the models all walking down the runway in single file and then returning back stage. Beautiful women, clothes and atmosphere. The next show cannot come soon enough.

Jade Fitzpatrick.