Cultural Imperialism, Loss Of Diversity, And Homogenization

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In society, media content is shared between different nations around the world. I will be looking at the negative consequences of globalization in terms of cultural imperialism, loss of diversity, and homogenization. Globalization is defined as “the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets” ("Globalization." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster. Web. 4 Dec. 2015. .). The four reasons for globalization are: goods and services, labor and people, migration, capital investment, and technology. The nature of globalization is to circulate and distribute content from one nation to another. I will be using the example of movies and …show more content…
Due to the domination and imperialism of nations (mainly European nations), many smaller nations can lose diversity and become homogenized. In cultural imperialism, American and western culture dominate smaller European nations. The domination of these nations cause many to conform to a society and culture similar to western and American society. For example, in the early 1990’s, Nickelodeon aired a children’s television show called the Ren & Stimpy Show, which “was a cartoon about a hyperactive Chihuahua and a cat that spits up hair balls” (“Homogenisation of Global Culture.” Homogenisation of Global Culture. Web. 4 Dec. 2015. http://www.converge.org.nz/pirm/homogeni.htm.). This show became popular in China, Taiwan, Korea, and many other European nations. The owner of nickelodeon, Summer Redstone, stated “Just as teenagers are the same all over the world, children are the same all over the world” (“Homogenisation of Global Culture.” Homogenisation of Global Culture. Web. 4 Dec. 2015. http://www.converge.org.nz/pirm/homogeni.htm.).). This example shows how the goal of many ownerships is to make a profit and how this goal leads to many nations to behave and thinking similarly, which limits

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