Negative Effects Of Globalization On Culture

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Our world has been evolving since the time of its creation, and no differently, the humans and societies have been changing along with it. Decades ago there was a time where many cultures did not know of other peoples or other parts of the world. Ever since exploration started in the 1400s, leading to discovery of other societies and their resources, globalization had emerged. This development has progressed through all continents; many aspects of such societies and their institutions have changed greatly because of globalizing effects. Unfortunately every positive impact can be followed by a negative. In many ways globalization has negatively impacted the culture of multiple societies all the while progressing different economies.
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Cases at the Supreme Court such as fights for human and religious rights from Islamic people are first hand effects of ethnocentric thinking and the power of western principles. Another negative outcome from globalization would be the emergence of deterritorialization. When cultural imperialism comes into play the original culture soon seems to dissipate; practices, rituals, societal norms, are severed form their native origin. In reaction to this, “… a defense against the sense of dislocation created by deterritorialization… it can lead to acceptance of living in a state of ‘translation’ between diverse cultures.” The severing of what composes the heart of a society completely uproots a culture. When this happens a blurring of the lines between high and pop culture, upper and lower standards smear to the extent where the origin cannot be determined anymore. One example of this would be the popularization of Telenovelas: soap operas usually created with the background of famous literature and cultural aspects of the Spanish origin (Schelling 142). The discourse of consumerism caused an explosion of popularity and thus the spread of telenovelas’ broadcasting all over the globe. The pop culture was an identity to Spain, now they are shown in more than 112 countries that have adapted this feature to their own culture. Globalization blurs territorial boundaries and cultural aspects. As Berking exclaims, “The interplay of migration and mediation evokes those translocal and transnational communities, which in the form of ‘diasporic public spheres’ (Appadurai,1996a: 10) are radically challenging the unity of national territoriality, sovereignty and collective identity as we once imagined them to be.” (253). Yes, globalization unites nations that would otherwise not be connected,

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