How Cultural Imperialism Is Influenced By The Structural Constraint

804 Words Dec 6th, 2015 4 Pages
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 television shows to explain how cultural imperialism is influenced by the structural constraint if the economy and how it leads to a loss of diversity and homogenization of nations.
There are many structural constraints placed in society. Structural constraints are defined as ““preexisting structures that enables and can also limit one’s agency”. (Croteau, David, and William Hoynes. Media/society: Industries, Images, and Audiences. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE, 2012. Print.)”. Globalization is intended to allow different cultures to connect and to circulate communication across large distances. The connection and communication between different nations allow for the audience to interact and interpret content (agency) of foreign…

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