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Globalization & Culture. DQs- Chapter 5. Does globalization make people more alike or different? Is this a good or bad thing? What impact does the MNC media industry have on culture? How does globalization impact languages ? What role does culture have in achieving a global consciousness?.

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dqs chapter 5
DQs- Chapter 5
  • Does globalization make people more alike or different? Is this a good or bad thing?
  • What impact does the MNC media industry have on culture?
  • How does globalization impact languages?
  • What role does culture have in achieving a global consciousness?
what about culture
What about Culture?
  • Attributes
  • Causal relationships
  • Slow to change
globalization culture1
Globalization & Culture

About Culture

  • Symbolic construction
  • Articulate information
  • Means of self-expression

Done through:

  • Language, music, art, etc.

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q 1 more or less alike
Q 1: More or Less Alike?

Hyperglobalizers: More, and it’s a bad thing

  • Homoginization
  • ‘Culture Industry’
  • ‘McDonaldization’
  • ‘Ethos of Infantilization’

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more or less alike
More or Less Alike?

Optimists: More, and it’s a good thing

  • Americanization democracy & capitalism
  • New forms cultural expression
    • ‘Glocalization’
    • ‘Hybridity’

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q 3 role of mnc media
Q 3: Role of MNC Media
  • Shape identities
  • Structure desires
  • Small group dominates
  • Affects values
  • Less journalistic

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languages
Languages

How well do you know ‘English’?

  • What is the point of this exercise?
  • Do you think this is an indication that American, British, and Australian English, with enough time, could evolve into different languages?
q 3 impact on languages
Q 3: Impact on Languages
  • Disagree about direction
  • Question dominance of any one
  • Extinction trend—> chart

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q 4 impact on languages
Q 4: Impact on Languages
  • Which languages are disappearing?
  • Dialects
  • Waning populations
    • Indigenous groups
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Q 4: Impact on Languages
    • Exploration
      • Colonization
        • Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, etc.
  • Migration
    • Diaspora communities
    • Mix languages
        • Malta

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q 4 impact on languages2
Q 4: Impact on Languages
  • Media
        • Internet content
        • Instant communication
        • Movies, T.V. shows
          • Poland v. Germany
        • Use social media to mobilize
          • Saudis used Twitter to campaign for higher wages

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q 4 impact on languages3
Q 4: Impact on Languages
  • Education
    • Availability of materials
    • Cost of translated materials
    • Dominant int’l scientific, academic publications
        • German- chemistry

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q 4 effect on languages
Q 4: Effect on Languages

GN domination

  • Chinese next?

Are all effects negative?

  • More shared knowledge
  • Greater interaction
    • Opportunity for increased standard of living
      • Visit any GS country
        • Learn language of tourists, make $

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q 4 global consciousness
Q 4: Global Consciousness

Barriers

  • Cultural imperialism
  • Cultural relativism

Advantages

  • Brings together diverse groups
    • Social media

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