How Does Globalization Affect Cultural Diversity

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In the discussion about the issue: “Does globalization threaten cultural diversity?”, I am more likely to believe that the diversity of the world’s cultures is not endangered by the process of globalization. It cannot be denied that globalization has some bad effects on the variety of cultures in the world, it will not put these cultures at the extinction risk because besides the bad things, globalization does helps develop the cultural diversity and all cultures are different from each other by their main cores and people have strong belief in them. First of all, according to Tomlinson: “Far from being the fragile flower that globalization tramples, identity is seen here as the up surging power of local culture that offers (albeit multi-form,…show more content…
Kofi Annan – the secretary of United Nation - once said: “It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.”. In his quote, his obvious idea is that to go and denied the effects of globalization process to the world would be such a waste effort since the globalization also brings many advantages to each country’s culture. It is true that the globalization process does have some bad effects on the variety and unique of different cultures in the world. Besides all the disadvantages that the former brings to many countries such as more competition in job hunting for native workers or the price competition between domestic and foreign products (Cuadra-Montiel, 2012), it can be denied that globalization still brings many benefits to the cultural diversity. The process of globalization also creates great opportunities for each country to develop and express their unique culture to the world. Take America – where most people believe is the start of globalization – as an example. Even though the Job securities for American worker column showed that globalization has created a big chance for foreign workers and employees to take places in American workforce and strongly compete with the American citizens, the native companies still can largely expand their business across the national barriers and make large profits to both themselves and America through tariff systems and other citizen duties (Cuadra-Montiel, 2012). Besides the benefits that the American economy can achieve, the world resident’s standards of living are also highly improved with many exchanged of modern technologies, equipment, supplies and even agricultural products. Take Brazilian agriculture as an example, once the globalization connects many big transactions in the world together and consumer has various
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