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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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http://www.globalpolicy.org/images/pdfs/Z/languages.pdf


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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