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What is cultural globalization?

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salma222 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM via web

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What is cultural globalization?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 10, 2013 at 7:13 PM (Answer #1)

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Globalization is the process by which the various countries of the world come to be more connected to one another.  There are various kinds of globalization.  The most famous kind is economic globalization, but cultural globalization exists as well. 

Cultural globalization is the process by which countries of the world come to be more culturally similar than they had previously been.  In the past, when it was hard to travel between countries or to have much contact with people from other countries, different countries had very different cultures.  Now, these differences are eroding.  For example, Michael Jackson was a very popular singer in Japan, meaning that Japanese culture had become, at least to some degree, more like American culture.  With the rise of YouTube, people in Japan can watch American TV shows.  For that matter, the most popular sport in Japan is, arguably, baseball.  Japan has that in common not only with the US, but with places like Cuba and the Dominican Republic.  All of these things are examples of how culture has become less differentiated than it once was.  This is the process that we call cultural globalization.

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zaap | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 11, 2013 at 2:08 PM (Answer #2)

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CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION CAN  BE DESCRIBED AS A PROCESS BY WHICH THE CULTURES OF COUNTRIES GET TRANSPORTED TO OTHER COUNTRIES. THIS IS EASILY DONE THROUH THE VERIOUS MEDIUMS AS THE INTERNET, FILMS, BOOKS AND TRAVELING. PEOPLE EASILY AND FREELY SHARE OR EXPORT THEIR CULTURES GLOBALLY IN OUR DAYS. FOR INSTANCE, THE HINDU WAY OF DRESSING IS FAST CATCHING UP WITH MOST GHANAIAN LADIES. THIS IS THE DIRECT RESULT OF HINDU MOVIES THEIR EXPOSED TO.

MOREOVER, RELIGION CAN BE SEEN AS AN EASY WAY OF EXPORTING CULUTRE. THE ARABIAN CULTURE OF WEARING LONG GARMENTS ESPECIALLY AMONG WOMEN HAS CAUGHT UP WITH ALMOST EVERY MUSLIM COMMUNITY AROUND THE WORLD.

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