What role if any, do you play in reflecting or effecting globalization?

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In my answer to this question, I will try to get you to think about how you might be “reflecting or effecting” globalization.  It would not be useful for me to answer for myself because you would not be able to use that answer in class.

The first thing to think about is whether any members of your family have come to the US (assuming you are in the US) from another country.  If so, you would be reflecting the greater mobility that globalization has brought about.  If your family has any customs that came from another country, you would be helping to bring globalization into effect (effecting globalization) by following those customs here in the US. 

Next, think about whether you enjoy any sort of entertainment from other countries.  Do you like to watch soccer from other countries on TV?  Do you watch Bollywood movies?  Do you listen to K-pop music?  Do you like to eat food that originates in foreign countries?  If you do any of these things, you are reflecting globalization because you are engaging in activities that would have been much harder to do in the times before globalization.

Finally, do you have contact with people around the world?  For example, do you have Facebook friends or people who follow you on Instagram who are from other countries?  If so, you are both reflecting and effecting globalization.  You are reflecting globalization because you are an example of increased communication among people from different countries.  You are effecting globalization because you are helping to bring people from different countries into contact with one another where they might have an impact on one another.

If you think about all of these topics, you should be able to come up with some answers for this question that apply to you.

 

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