The Positive Effect Of Cultural Globalization

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A globalization process is unstoppable; it is necessary progress of human civilization and has an important meaning, which is largely positive. “UNESCO”, one of largest peace organization of the world, defines globalization as, “the ongoing process that linking people, cities, and countries much more closely together than they have ever been before.” One main aspect of globalization that has positively influenced today 's society is a cultural globalization. It was caused because of the barrier that existed between the Eastern and the Western parts of the world. It has positive effect on three main aspects: language, world trade and expansion of music. As the cultural globalization is actively growing, it pulls nations closer together and creates…show more content…
Today, due to cultural globalization, developing countries have a prestigious place in the global economy. Corporations, geared to this new reality, benefit from enormous economies of scale in production and distribution. From the economical point of view, it is a great pleasure for the companies to spread their products all around the world. Cultural globalization has allowed people to be able to attain goods and services that were previously not available. For example, the spread of certain cuisines, such as American fast-food chains, is a positive effect of cultural globalization. The expansion of the fast-food industry through globalization has created innumerable job opportunities to the unskilled and uneducated workers. According to the statistic made by McDonald’s, it is the world’s largest fast-food chain with more than 34,000 restaurants and 1.8 million people of employees worldwide. Because of cultural globalization, people have a variety of job opportunities. Also, it drives economies of the developing countries that can export their products that they produce and import the products that they do not. All these benefits and opportunities are a result of an active expansion of the cultural…show more content…
The globalization of pop music industry has changed people’s life. For example, a well-known band, “The Beatles”, has never had a concert in the USSR. Nobody in the country could get the vinyl disks of their albums easily before perestroika began. As soon as it began, the albums became more accessible. People started to purchase the albums, and became true fans of “The Beatles” and the Western pop music. There is a saying by the German-Jewish poet Berthold Auerbach, “Music is a universal language, and needs not be translated”. It is true, even though most of the people did not understand what the Western musicians were singing about, they still loved them. This way, the Soviet people became closer to the Western culture. In result, the cultural globalization of music had an enormous effect on uniting two competing cultures, for reference, the Soviet and Western. It gave these two cultures an opportunity to understand each other much better. It was a major reason of breaking the barrier that has existed between the Soviet and the Western
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