By Lydia Laube
"Cardiac resuscitation was once frequently utilized to a sufferer who used to be speedy asleep. The hapless sufferer woke from a calm shut eye to discover an individual, frequently an infidel, leaping up and down on his chest." Lydia Laube labored as a nurse in Saudi Arabia in a society that doesn't let girls to force, vote, or communicate to a guy by myself. donning head-to-toe coverings in stifling warmth, and fighting administrative apathy, Lydia Laube saved her sanity and obtained her passport again. "Behind the Veil" is the hilarious account of an Australian woman's conflict opposed to the percentages. it is going to maintain you entertained for hours.
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Globalization and the Remaking of Chicago GLOBALIZATION AND URBAN RESTRUCTURING One major development of the post-World War II period was the increasing dominance of transnational corporations, particularly those based in the United States, Europe, and Japan, to invest in overseas production and manufacturing operations. S. machinery plants, 25 percent of all new chemical plants, and 30 percent of all new transportation equipment was located abroad. S. imports were transactions between domestic and transnational subsidiaries, and 40 percent of all world trade was “intra-ﬁrm” (Knox 1997, 19).
For both Harvey and Giddens, globalization involves a fundamental transformation of social and cultural life, which in turn produces new kinds of cities and a globe-spanning urban system. ” Because cities provide the dense technological infrastructure and expertise that enables transnational corporations to coordinate and control worldwide economic activity, they have emerged as the primary site for incoming and outgoing of foreign investment, labor, transport, and communications, processes that compress and unify the dense, networked infrastructure of the globalized world.
Much of the investment in central Chicago came from abroad. 5 billion in 1989. Japanese transnational capital investment was involved in about half of the roughly $11 billion in investments made between 1986 and 1990 in central Chicago (Mazur 1991, 18). LOCAL GLOBALIZATION FROM THE TOP DOWN AND THE BOTTOM UP In this chapter, I have traced a complicated playing out of forces that includes large-scale economic transformations that have changed the relationships among cities globally and restructured the local economies of many cities— Chicago included; neo-liberal policy trends that have shaped characteristic policy initiatives in American cities; and the evolution of a sequence of not altogether coherent redevelopment “visions” for Chicago.