Welcome to the first reading in our new series on “Readings that Matter”. This series is adapted from a set of readings that Acumen’s Fellows and staff discuss on a regular basis as part of our leadership training and development.
Learn how everyday people in China, Bangladesh, Mexico, and the U.S. transform the world around them and advocate for social change. What possibilities exist for a fairer world? Can one person truly make a difference? In this social sciences course, we sample the possibilities and limits of social change in an interconnected, inequitable global landscape.
This course features in-depth examinations of the rise of garment work for Bangladeshi women, a labor strike in a Mexican suit factory, anti-sweatshop activism in China, and a chat with the president of one of the oldest textile manufacturers in the U.S.
Global Sociology is recommended but not required. Let’s start to understand how social change really works.
What you'll learn:
- How globalization transforms local communities
- How the conditions of labor exploitation vary across countries and times
- How activism and protest fit into the study of global sociology