At the same time, focus on the details and taboos can also give each other a good impression. In the trend of economic globalization, we should learn the culture of different regions initiatively. Reduce the contradictions brought by cultural differences and improve the quality of cross-cultural
Whaling in Japan is not done specifically for an economic purpose nor to feed citizens, as Japan claims (Wingfield-Hayes, 2016). With this being said, the Japanese have attracted a huge amount of disapproval from everywhere in the world. To many Japanese it’s a manner of pride and culture, something they have been doing for so long, so why should the world tell them otherwise? In the midst of all the information and research at hand to show whales are undergoing a decline in their population,
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,
“The defence of cultural diversity is an ethical imperative, inseparable from respect for human dignity. It implies a commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms, in particular the rights of persons belonging to minorities and those of indigenous peoples. No one may invoke cultural diversity to infringe upon human rights guaranteed by international law, nor to limit their scope". In other words, UNESCO believes that the guarantee of human rights should be a pre-condition in any cultural practice. In the scenario where a cultural practice infringes upon human rights, that practice is invalid and should not be respected.
For example, the principle of non-discrimination makes both smaller countries and developed countries to give same treatment. Regardless of the globalization that happen, WTO still can help in making the system economically more efficient and cut
EMERGING REALITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON CULTURAL VALUES AND IDENTITY 59 that no one way recommends itself as the only adequate human way or even the best possible way.” (Smith 1991, 307). As we recognize the right of each people and cultural community to affirm and preserve its cultural identity and have it respected by others, they must also recognize the equality and dignity of all cultures. No culture should dominate and dictate others, and no culture should regard others as inferior to other cultures. No culture can claim that it is the universal culture and therefore must be followed by others. Cultural pluralism is the recognition and respect for the different cultures of the world (Aguas 2003, 111).
The relationships within and between societies, as well as their interactions with the environment, have undergone major shifts since globalization emerged several centuries ago. This process brought about both positive and negative changes; however, its negative impacts are more historically prominent, as it brought about an era of disease pandemics, the mass exploitation of natural resources, and global warming. To better understand these issues, one may study how globalization in history bears a resemblance to the closely linked society of Easter Island, whose clans collectively depleted their resources and consequently destroyed their society. A similarly close economic system also made it possible for the 14th century’s Black Death to
Globalization is the circulation of ideas and culture in a global scale. It has made the world become increasingly interconnected as a result of increased trade and cultural exchange. Culture can be defined as shared patterns of learned behaviour, attitudes and knowledge. Some of the positive impacts of globalization is that it helps spread culture globally, exposing other people to different cultures, it also instils common values and interest in people creating a more united society. However, globalization also diminishes the presence of local culture in favour of a more influential one and homogenizes society.
Cultural exchange is common in today’s world due to globalization. The advance of the internet and the transportation make the world a global village. People can communicate and exchange ideas easily. However, some people may think that globalization have a negative effect on the world’s cultural diversity because of cultural imperialism. Nowadays, there is a term called Americanization, the US promotes its ideas and values such as freedom and democracy through popular culture and the media.
The relationship between that of Globalization and Nationalism Globalization is classed as the infusion of barriers to trade, communication, and cultural exchange. The world today has become very different from what it was previously, because of globalization. The constraints of geography shrink and the world becomes more singular and unified (Waters, 2011). Talking about the positive or negative effect of globalization, some see it as a power that destroys the heritage and culture of different ethnic groups around the world. some of the advantages of globalization are the increase of free trade between countries, cultural barriers are broken down between people, investors in developed countries can invest money into developing countries to