Cultural Effects of Globalization
Definition: According to “Cross Border Commerce” by Brian Satterlee, a nation’s culture consists of behaviors and characteristics that are unique to its citizens and globalization has had a great effect on globalized cultures. Summary: In the article, “Cultural Globalization” by Thana’a Haider, the author proceeds to recap the lecture given by Mr. Atif Al-Munir in Damascus, Syria. Mr. Al-Munir lectured on the effects of cultural globalization and indicated that the people of these changing cultures must recognize that globalization is relatively new, and can and will affect cultures. He warns citizens of developing countries to be open to the change associated with globalization. Mr. Al-Munir also pointed out in his lecture that the openness of the cultures within different nations and cultures is a monumental and historical event as it is the first time in history where such was possible. Discussion: This article provides further explanation of the cultural effects of globalization. I chose to discuss this article as I found it interesting to read the views of globalization through the eyes of a Middle Eastern citizen. The Middle East provides the United States and other developed countries with a large amount of natural resources, so countries within the Middle East are definitely experiencing effects of globalization on their culture. Mr. Al-Munir does encourage his audience to embrace cultural globalization but emphasis the importance of national identity and incorporating its own culture of those citizens of a foreign culture. References:
Haider, T. (2001). Cultural globalization. Middle East News Online. Retrieved from <http://p2048-www.liberty.edu.ezproxy.liberty.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.liberty.edu:2048/docview/203063541?accountid=12085>. Petras, J. (2012) Class struggle in present day globalized capitalism - analysis. Eurasia Review. Retrieved from...
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