Globalization Threaten Cultural Diversity

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Globalization Does Not Threaten Cultural Diversity

This essay states that globalization doesn 't threaten cultural diversity. Many mistake globalization as Americanization, but globalization is a process that involves the whole globe, not just one part of it. According to Giddens (1990) Globalization is the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring miles away and vice versa, which he mentions as a “dialectical process”. Globalization spreads cultures and products around the world, connects people from everywhere, also it is something that effects the world as a whole. With that said, it doesn’t actually threaten anything, rather it expands
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Kids being able to learn different languages in their own country, for example: schools in my country, Indonesia, teach languages other than their native language and English such as Mandarin, Arabic, and German. The variety of food and gourmet restaurants being spread through out the globe, you can find Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and now even Korean restaurants almost everywhere. Books being exported and imported some translated, some not, but people still find the urge to want to read them. One may be born in a certain country with a specific nationality, but that does not mean that they have to only eat the food, speak the language and read the books of that country. If we lived that way, we wouldn 't be able to enjoy everything the world had to offer, and without globalization we wouldn 't be able to enjoy such things…show more content…
Due to the foreign influences, modern technologies and markets, cultures are being mixed together and renewed just as the cultural artifacts are. Some of the finest things are from the results of cultures mixing together: jazz, which is a blend of African and Caribbean music, the African rhythm in rock ‘n’ roll, Chinatown, which consists of people from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, and they exist almost in every part of the world, Paul Gauguin painting in Polynesia, and Icelandic, French, and Sanskrit originate from the same background. Cultures are not always set; they forever change inside and out. New generations come with new thoughts; the people and the world keep developing as do science and technology; fashion is in a never ending cycle; everything we experience and everyone we meet will have an influence on us whether it be bad or good. Just how John Stuart Mill stated that, "The economical benefits of commerce are surpassed in importance by those of its effects which are intellectual and moral. It is hardly possible to overrate the value, for the improvement of human beings, of things which bring them into contact with persons dissimilar to themselves, and with modes of thought and action unlike those with which they are familiar. … It is indispensable to be perpetually comparing [one’s] own notions and customs with the experience and example of persons in different circumstances. … There is no nation which does not need to borrow from
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