The Role Of Globalization In The Third World

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This globalization has affected all spheres of life - cultural, language, economic, political. Even, its essence is not uniform. This liquidation and bypass of boundaries has not only aided the local communities, but also led to domination of the First World countries over the Third World. This domination and intercultural mixing has erased the individual distinctions of culture and language and has promoted homogeneous global culture. Even Spivak, a postcolonial theorist, in her critique of imperialism opines that colonialism initiated the complex procedure of global inequality and exploitation in the Third World. She argues that globalization is a continuation of this procedure. She lays stress on the role of culture in the creation of the inferior image of the third world. She calls this process of domination and cultural production as the worlding of the West as a world in which western ideas, interests and languages are highlighted as the world’s interests and are automatically propagated to the rest of the world. Spivak calls this operation of cultural production and domination as ‘epistemic violence’ of imperialism. Like Said, Spivak affirms that this epistemic violence of colonialism changes the subaltern’s knowledge of self. In ignorance, the subaltern legitimizes the cultural supremacy and policies of the First World. This assists in the formation of an inferior order, and naturalizing false construct. In an interview, Spivak points that it is through Eurocentrism
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