Globalization: Culture and Research Reflection Journal

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Research Question: What are the positive and negative aspects of globalization? Source Information: Title of article, author, name of publication, date, page numbers| Sentence(s) that help answer your research question| How will you use this information in your paper?| Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization| On a cultural level, globalization refers to the spread of what has been pejoratively termed “McWorld”-shortand for the Western-oriented (many say American) global mono-culture that is burying countless regional and even national cultural expressions in an avalanche of MTV, Disney, Michael Jordan endorsements, and, of course, McDonald’s-style fast food.On individual level, globalization is about the promotion of consumer values that feed on the perception that happiness is rooted in material progress, that choice equals the highest freedom, and that being well connected is more important than being deeply connected.| That is two ways to prove and support the positive aspects of globalization.| Costs and Benefits of Globalization| In nearly every country surveyed, people worry about losing their traditional culture and national identities, and they feel their way of life needs protection against foreign influences.| This sentence reports that the negative aspect of globalization, the local people want to protect their own culture against the foreign culture.| Globalization and local culture, no date, The Levin Institute, State University of New York, http://www.globalization101.org/issue_main/cultur/| One of the principal concerns about the new globalization of culture that is supposedly taking place is that not only leads to a homogenization of world culture, but also that it largely represents the “Americanization” of world culture.| Use this sentence to analysis the two aspects of globalization.| | | |

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