“Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.” ~ Nelson Mandela. The definition google gives for globalization is: businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale. My position will address the following questions: to what extent should globalization shape identity? What is identity? What impact does globalization have on identity?
Globalization is one of the most talked about subject and concept in recent times. It has become an inescapable reality of today’s society. Over the past few years it has grown significantly while showing that no country is immune to it. It has further affected nations in three major aspects; socially, economically and politically. The term refers to a global process by which different societies, cultures and regional economies integrate through a worldwide network of political ideas through transformation, communication and trade.
Males are expected to be strong or masculine, confident and competitive; where females are expected to be more sensitive, supportive and submissive. Over the years’ worldviews and gender roles have changed and viewed differently from how it was then and now. Worldviews are constantly changing and so does the role of different genders. Society has an acceptable attribute for different genders and the role they play in the society. A lot of these roles or characteristics do not agree with the acceptance of worldviews and therefore gender roles does have a big influence on worldviews.
Gender roles are sets of behavior and characteristics associated with men and women. The roles established during the Industrial Revolution then came to dominate the perceptions of men and women's abilities for years to come. Originally Women were occupied on the supervision of their children. However, because of their new jobs, women resorted from nurturing the children into working into hard labor work in the factory industry. It was not until the mid-20th century that these stereotypes were challenged.
With the fall of the economy and the start of an unfamiliar lifestyle, women definitely had a major contribution in the workforce and economy, but just how impactful was it? Just how significant were women’s roles when it comes to trying to rebuild society during such a catastrophe? Many claims and arguments can be made in regard to the role of women during The Great Depression, though I believe without the role of women, the condition of the United States would had dragged on for much longer, in a more miserable way. Without the women who took action to work and support others, there wouldn’t be very many people who could have taken over their position. Though it was not the ideal lifestyle, women did so much to contribute to both the society, and families of others and their own.
Globalization has brought cross-border flows of goods and capital and stronger nationalism and so on. From material form ,globalization refers to the cross-border flow of goods and capital ,through the development stage of translation ,local internationalization and globalization. we can not predict the globalization of national income and loss. It is difficult to have benefits or damages in globalization .Great power ,weak countries ,big countries and small countries can all benefit or suffer. The traditional China was defeated by globalization, but it also emerged from globalization.
However, nowadays, globalization due to the Industrial Revolution and the advances in transport and technologies has reached an unprecedented scope. Globalization can be explained in mainly 3 different areas: in politic, social and economic terms. In politic terms, globalization can refer to the shift of political activities from a single-nation level to a global level and it has been created international organization such as the United Nations. It has also tried to spread democracies all over the world. Social globalization describes an exchange of values, ideas and it has facilitated the promotion of equality, dignity and human rights.
It is essential to convey these western ideas everywhere, as they are most humanist and just, so far. So, the issue is whether the spread of those ideas by globalization has improved the gender equality. Whether the globalization influences the gender equality, in what direction the change happens, and how the globalization affects the gender equality on employment are the main subjects to review for the purpose of ensuring the relationship between the variables. The literature used for the review covers different regions, yet the majority are the case studies from the developing states, where the gender equality has been worse. First of all, the changes on the human rights, particularly gender equality, due to the globalization is discernible, and it occurs through multiple means.
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.
Some see in globalization the future source of prosperity, peace, common to all the rules, lifeline, raising living standard Some see globalization in the future source of prosperity, peace, common to all the rules, lifeline, raising living standards, social stability and political significance, the elimination of stimulus subordinate neighboring states. Also skeptics believe the myth of globalization, which is aimed at concealing the development of the international economy. Market forces did not burst out of control, they depend on the regulations of national governments., social stability and political significance, the elimination of stimulus subordinate neighboring states. Globalization cannot be stopped, but there so many different ways, policies and strategies that countries can use to make it more profitable and equitable. As the understanding and development of globalization will occur more and more new interpretation of this process and its impact on the countries and regions.