Cultural Differences Between Culture And Globalization

1722 Words 7 Pages
Cultural interactions, and oftentimes clashes, occur daily, and in today 's world there is no way to get around them. Whether it is trade, political interactions, religious rituals, or just someone buying goods off of the Internet. Cultures are mixing, clashing, and evolving every day. Challenges are to be expected. Many times when two cultures interact they do not have common backgrounds or experiences, so disputes and misunderstandings are abundant. Contrarily, similarities and benefits of collaborating two ways of life can be found too. Even I have encountered societies and people who show me how different my own culture is from those that seem so similar. No matter what way you look at globalization there will be variance between those …show more content…
However, there are those who see it as an avenue for new and greater possibilities. Julia Gluesing, an anthropologist who wrote for the Huffington Post, talks about her personal experiences that she observed amongst a multicultural team that worked together for an automotive company, “What I am observing are forms of cultural hybridization and culture creation at the intersection of global organizing” (Gluesing). Multicultural coporations directly benefit from globalization because they are able to utilize people from all different types of backgrounds and compile their knowledge to form a new product. In any circumstance a culture can interact with another and differences will emerge. Although, if striving for a common goal, similarities will also present themselves and allow each culture to build around that commonality. This is where a hybrid culture is formed. So not only are there cultural dynamics and shifts but also economic changes that have occurred with the use of the Internet and ultimately a more globalized world. Globalization has increased the amount and quality of goods that travel around the world. Information and technology allow people to review if the goods they want are worth the price they are paying for it, and they can see if there are better, cheaper, or most suitable goods available to them. While these global interactions occur, culture is constantly changing. As …show more content…
Throughout most of my high school career my mother lived in England. She loved it there and for three summers she flew me over to spend a month with her. Visiting and getting to travel around the UK and other parts of Europe was amazing and I wouldn 't give up the experience for the world but there were certainly some differences that I noted. Besides an accent and certain jargon that we did not know of or understand, the main difference that I noticed was the lack of religious influence in most families, communities, and the overall country. Very few, very dedicated individuals would speak of themselves or others going to mass or a service of any kind. In retrospect I cannot remember a single a person who ever spoke of their religion to me other than when I was in a church. Compared to our country, which in all honesty is not very secular, it is a nice separation between those who do not care for religion and those who do. . Typically those who are more committed to a faith in America are quite vocal about it, but over there that is something that is very personal to someone and they do not share it unless they are directly asked. This is quite a opposing view compared to that in the United States. The beauty I see in it is that people are not creating relationships based on religion. They speak to everyone equally, no matter what someone 's belief is. It never influenced the relationships that

Related Documents