Effects of Globalization on Culture Juan martin rivadeneira, carolina Bustamante
What is culture?
According to E.B. Taylor, culture is defined as: “that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society."
WHat is Globalization?
Globalization is defined as: "the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture."
Positive Cultural Effects of Globalization:
- Allows self-representation and information sharing on a whole new level
- Allow cultures a distinctive voice to promote awareness and provide public knowledge and understanding of their stories and identities
- Creates an urge of preservation for the unique cultures to reinforce and keep cultural traditions
Negative cultural effects of globalization
- Western culture is absorbing minority cultures, along with traditions, eradicating cultural diversity in the world
- Causes misrepresentation, stereotyping and the risk of loss of cultural and intellectual property rights
- Greater access to commercial media and products can "drown out" local cultural influences