The Globalization Of Social Culture

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Over many centuries, human societies across the globe have established progressively closer contacts. Recently, the gait of global integration has dramatically increased. This is the first changes in communications, transportation, and computer technology have given the process new momentum and made the world more interdependent than ever. Multinational corporations manufacture products in many countries and sell to consumers around the world. Along with products and finances, ideas and cultures circulate more freely. As a result, laws, economies, and social movements are forming at the international level. They consider not only the Globalization of the Economy but also the Globalization of Law, of Politics and of Environment. Nowadays, not only the above sites of globalization mentioned, we are going to talk about the Globalization of Social Culture. Technology has now created the possibility and even the likelihood of a global culture. The Internet, fax machines, satellites, and cable TV are sweeping away cultural boundaries. Global entertainment companies shape the perceptions and dreams of ordinary citizens, wherever they live. This spread of values, norms, and culture tends to promote Western ideals of capitalism. Will local cultures inevitably fall victim to this global "consumer" culture? For example, the fashion in Macau and China is an issue of culture in globalization. With its huge casinos and glittering hotels, Macau has established itself as a top
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