Hubby is currently tearing at his hair in another round of marking. I've disappeared to the PC to let him go to it. (Well that's my excuse).
One of his students provided the quote of the night.
"Despite its lack of definition, globalisation, has quite a great impact on society., the world and people as a whole. Its ramifications are widespread, and many of them are caused by the improper use of the term. In the 1990s, globalisation became associated with economics. There was a new globalisation that was driven by the capitalist economy. This as well as the fear of globalisation as inevitable and without any benefits changed the public's view of the world and led to many people taking action to prevent its continuation. The ways in which people have resisted globalisation are varied even without government support."
Tremendous concluding paragraph!!
Fran
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Hubby is currently tearing at his hair in another round of marking. I've disappeared to the PC to let him ... its continuation. The ways in which people have resisted globalisation are varied even without government support." Tremendous concluding paragraph!! Fran

This is, obviously, a gallant attempt to answer a question about which the student knows nothing. Perhaps your husband has a budding politician in his class?
Hubby is currently tearing at his hair in another round of marking. I've disappeared to the PC to let him ... taking action to prevent its continuation. The ways in which people have resisted globalisation are varied even without government support."

There's a job waiting for him at EU Headquarters, Brussels.

Mike
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Hubby is currently tearing at his hair in another round ... are varied even without government support." Tremendous concluding paragraph!! Fran

This is, obviously, a gallant attempt to answer a question about which the student knows nothing. Perhaps your husband has a budding politician in his class?

I didn't get the joke when FRAN posted, and I don't get it from this remark either. Surely the student is talking about the anti-globalization protests that are occurring around the world, done by the people who fear the power of multinational corporations and the like. Except for a use of "its" without clear referent ("to prevent its continuation"), what's the big deal?
I find three definitions of "POMO" is this supposed to be "post-modern"?

Unclear on the concept Donna Richoux
This is, obviously, a gallant attempt to answer a question ... Perhaps your husband has a budding politician in his class?

I didn't get the joke when FRAN posted, and I don't get it from this remark either. Surely the student ... and the like. Except for a use of "its" without clear referent ("to prevent its continuation"), what's the big deal?

The big deal is that the writer says nothing in very many words. You are filling in lots of blanks, but the writer proves only that he or she is ignorant about "globalization". I learned absolutely nothing from reading the student's final paragraph. That's because the student said nothing. (I had to repeat that so you'd get it.)

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Hubby is currently tearing at his hair in another round ... people have resisted globalisation are varied even without government support."

There's a job waiting for him at EU Headquarters, Brussels.

At the global Headquarters?
In our globalized world, globolization has become a global issue, around the globe, globally, of course.
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Hubby is currently tearing at his hair in another round of marking. I've disappeared to the PC to let him ... taking action to prevent its continuation. The ways in which people have resisted globalisation are varied even without government support."

In terms of AUE discussions, I would have to give this student at least a "C" and possibly a "B+", simply because he used "its" in its apostrophically correct construction.
(Unless the typography is FRAN's, in which case I might comment upon the period+comma in the first sentence. Then again, perhaps the correct "its" appears because of FRAN's typography.)
I didn't get the joke when FRAN posted,

The bit I liked was "This ... changed the public's view of the world and led to many people taking action to prevent its continuation."

Matti
I didn't get the joke when FRAN posted, and I ... clear referent ("to prevent its continuation"), what's the big deal?

The big deal is that the writer says nothing in very many words. You are filling in lots of blanks, ... reading the student's final paragraph. That's because the student said nothing. (I had to repeat that so you'd get it.)

I'd call it "waffle" - either noun or verb. MW suggest that's "(Chiefly Brit.) wordy, vague, or indecisive talk or writing." COD gives "verbose but aimless or ignorant talk or writing." It was the standard term when I was at school.

Phil C.
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