The Importance Of Global Primacy

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With the invention of so much new technology since the 20th century, our world is now more connected than ever before. People from different cultures, countries, and ways of life now have the ability to conduct business, settle disputes, and simply communicate with one another in way that merely 50 years ago would have been unimaginable. However, this interconnectedness between societies, or globalization, has caused many discussions on how it should be viewed (Kelleher, 2011, p. 48). The sides of these discussions come from different views, or primacies, through which globalization can be seen. The main categories of these perspectives are Global, State, and Cultural, with each perspective holding different values as most important. Today, though the State and Cultural primacies have their merits, the dominant primacy is Global as the world becomes more connected. This is clearly seen through its impact in our current society, such as in the case of female genital cutting. Global Primacy is the perspective that divisions such as political and cultural boundaries are somewhat outdated and will only continue in this vein as time goes on (Kelleher, 2011, p. 49). In the theory of Global Primacy, the world will begin to lean toward unification, with cultures and ways of life becoming more connected, if not more similar and the best parts of all cultures becoming the norm. There are three methods by which this unification increases, assimilation, acculturation, and syncretism.
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