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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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    1. Globalization & Culture

    2. 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?

    3. What about Culture? • Attributes • Causal relationships • Slow to change

    4. Globalization & Culture About Culture • Symbolic construction • Articulate information • Means of self-expression Done through: • Language, music, art, etc. ¤

    5. Q 1: More or Less Alike? Hyperglobalizers: More, and it’s a bad thing • Homoginization • ‘Culture Industry’ • ‘McDonaldization’ • ‘Ethos of Infantilization’ ¤

    6. More or Less Alike? Optimists: More, and it’s a good thing • Americanization democracy & capitalism • New forms cultural expression • ‘Glocalization’ • ‘Hybridity’ ¤

    7. Q 3: Role of MNC Media • Shape identities • Structure desires • Small group dominates • Affects values • Less journalistic ¤

    8. 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?

    9. Q 3: Impact on Languages • Disagree about direction • Question dominance of any one • Extinction trend—> chart ¤

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

    11. Q 4: Impact on Languages • Which languages are disappearing? • Dialects • Waning populations • Indigenous groups

    12. Q 4: Impact on Languages • Exploration • Colonization • Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, etc. • Migration • Diaspora communities • Mix languages • Malta ¤

    13. 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 ¤

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

    15. 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 $ ¤

    16. Q 4: Global Consciousness Barriers • Cultural imperialism • Cultural relativism Advantages • Brings together diverse groups • Social media ¤