In Kwame Anthony Appiah’s essay, the Case for Contamination, Appiah delivers his opinion on society’s growing culture and the effects that have occurred due to society’s growing influence, such influences include the globalization, both political and lifestyle, and cultural preservation aspects of society. Within his standpoint, Appiah offers many valid points on the positive aspects of the development of globalizations and its key role in society. However, despite Appiah’s lengthy essay, his argument lacks sources that support his claims, ultimately causing his views on the subject to stem from personal experiences. Due to this, the essay insufficiently discusses the depth of how damaging globalization is to a cultural, which essentially encourages
, then Beck’s risk society is characterised by insecurity, and a community of anxiety shouting, “I am scared!” , (Beck 1992). This differentiation seems to reflect a progressive, modern thesis applied to our undeniably changed society. Beck sees modernity as inherently transformational because change is built into the existing social systems, allowing for a process of constant renewal. Therefore, it is unsurprising that we should see the recurring emergence of new risks, as social life is changing to such an extent that existing social and political institutions cannot respond adequately to the uncertainties that modernity brings (O’Brien 1999).
For instance, he mentions that Ieyasu contributed significantly to political problems and issues during the Edo Period, though I believe that he does not support this argument through in-depth means and more so concludes that his real influence and contribution was to the major cultural aspects of Japanese life, of which I do agree with. As such. I do consider this article to be mildly biased towards presenting Ieyasu in an exceedingly positive-light, when it is obvious that his need to live life luxuriously would have interfered with serious political issues that he, as Shogun, should have addressed more adequately. I would agree that this article sheds light on the histories of Ieyasu and his role in transforming and developing Japanese culture into a more unique entity extremely well, but at times arguments can be oversimplified and dismiss important facts that identify specifically the role of political warfare in the evolution of Japanese culture. Though, I would recommend this article to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of historical Japanese culture and the way in which it was brought about by Tokugawa Ieyasu during his period as Shogun, as it clearly examines and details useful
Arjun Appadurai is a cultural theorist who writes about the ‘cultural dimensions’ in globalisation, how do different cultures affect and influence each other. One of the main areas that Appadurai focuses on is migration, but what is particularly interesting is that he says migration isn’t limited to the movement of people, but also applies to ideas, values and life style (in which case The Great Exhibition could be seen as a mass migration). I have looked at quite a few reviews for this text to try and gauge how reliable it is, as far as I can tell it is very reliable with many interesting ideas. Instead of the thinking historians normally engage in he talks about what he coins landscapes, five different threads that weave together to influence each other to form out communities and
It helps to achieve the cultural globalization. Although the imperialism also brought positive effects to their colonials, but it is not good enough to cover the scars they brought to the colonials. Most people have negative impression towards ‘Empire’ and ‘Imperialism’.
The treatises of imperialism, like other social subjects, have caused many controversies among those who are deeply interested despite their diverse national backgrounds. Nonetheless, no matter how heated debates the subject has raised, it is essential to fully deal with it based on historical sources. This paper will decode imperialism from the following primary sources to help people better understand the impacts of imperialism on the world’s politics, economies and cultures: John A. Hobson’s Imperialism: A Study, Vladimir Illyich Lenin’s Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism, Jules Ferry’s On French Colonial Expansion, Rudyard Kipling’s The White Man’s Burden, American Anti-Imperialism League’s Platform of the American Anti¬-Imperialist
Despite Pynchon’s depiction of these aspects of daily life, many reviewers, such as Jarvis, Robson and Dirda, suggested that Pynchon critiques 2001 society for its late-capitalist consumer philosophy. That is, much has changed in our use of technology. In fact, the more technology evolves, the more reaction it provokes. By extension, America, the society, which is portrayed in Bleeding Edge, tends to believe that technology is superior and empowering but at the same time a vengeful weapon, as if it is a righteous tool for global dominance (Dinerstein 569). In other words, whereas the term luddite started with destroying the stocking frame, it is now a term for the invention of viruses, terrorist attacks, strikes and simply
Summary: In his book “The Future of Freedom”, Zakaria analyzes the concept of democracy from a critical perspective, arguing that while democracy is certainly desirable in view of its numerous advantages and benefits, too much of it may end up harming nations, governments and even individuals. The Democratic Age In the Introduction he points out that democratization has affected a variety of sectors throughout history, thus disrupting pre-existing hierarchies and giving individuals an unprecedented amount of economic, cultural, political and technological power, among other things.
Marketers day in and out are having to find new ways to market to them and influence their decisions, whether it’s about a brand or a lifestyle choice or a social issue. However, this is no easy feat. Generation Y is mistrustful of mass media and cautious of its invasion into their privacy and personal lives. (JONES, 2012)research found that one of the greatest problem as to how to reach the generation on public service advertising was not just to target one information source but public service advertising must place ads in multiple media outlets in the hopes of reaching their target audience. Age-old tactics that once worked on their parents are no longer effective for Generation Y public service advertisements must be more creative.
Although this MNC enjoys the benefits of globalization, it lacks clear of a good corporate citizenship in globalization. First, this paper examines the Nike expansion strategy in globalization and its negative and positive impacts on various factors. Next, the firm responded to controversial issues. In addition to these, I will state my opinions. I will end
That being the case, the “book was written in a political context where the benefits of globalization were overly hyped by boosters and economic elites, and among intense xenophobia, which saw immigrants as over utilizing ‘American’ resources” (Adamson 169). Equally important, Tropic of Orange criticizes corporate globalization, where labor workers and environmental protection are seen as an unnecessary added cost, given the “global geography” and division of labor (Yamashita 204). Sue Lee, the author of “We Are Not the World,” proclaims that, “Yamashita’s critique of corporate globalization is represented by key objects: oranges, human body parts, and highways” (Lee 514). In other words, these disparate things described by Lee, are “linked
Many proponents as well as advocates of gentrification like to use in many regard as code words to back up their claim that gentrification brings “revitalization” “urban renewal” and more importantly “enhances” the community. However, these are what many who are critical of gentrification deem to be “ code words”, because they appear to be ones that exude positivity when they are in fact not expressing the full story of the argument, because underneath this creeping positivity. There still exists this form of stereotyping that minorities, or those from lower socioeconomic means cannot create something that is unique or successful on their own. Furthermore, what existed in their communities before gentrification was one that brought little to no value to society.
For example, proponents would argue for immigration based on increased labor supply, while opponents argue against it based on the notion that immigrants occupy job positions that would otherwise have been filled by locals. In consideration of socio-cultural influences, opponents of immigration may exhibit aversion based on the thought that immigrants would corrupt the local culture, whereas supporters would perceive immigration as a way of enhancing American diversity for the better. Further acknowledging the multi-dimensional nature of immigration is Mohamed (299-301), who examines immigration from a political standpoint. This scholar notes that there are two principal political dimensions to immigration with the first relating to the tolerable number of
Professor Khalil Girban Muhammad gave an understanding of the separate and combined influences that African Americans and Whites had in making of present day urban America. Muhammad’s lecture was awakening, informative and true, he was extremely objective and analytical in his ability to scan back and forth across the broad array of positive and negative influences. Muhammad described all the many factors during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries since the abolition of slavery and also gave many examples of how blackness was condemned in American society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Professor Muhammad was able to display how on one hand, initial limitations made blacks seem inferior, and various forms of white prejudice made things worse. But on the other hand, when given the same education and opportunities, there are no differences between black and white achievements and positive contributions to society.
When filling out surveys or job applications, all Asians must check off the “Asian American” box regardless of national origin or place of birth, forcing a single classification on an extremely diverse group. This aggregated approach to understanding Asian American is not new, it has been present since the us versus them Occident-Orient approach that powered racism against early Asian immigrants. With the increasing presence of second and third generation Asian Americans, it is time to redefine what it means to be Asian American and to discover a new manner of framing the Asian American experience as unified yet diverse. The best approach to emphasize diversity is through stressing the national, socio-economic and gender differences within the Asian American