The Negative Impact Of Globalization On Western 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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As Waters says:
“… globalization has characteristics that are independent of modernity and that force religious and other forms of relativization. These include: the universalization of Western cultural preferences that require particularisms to be legitimated in their terms…” (130)

The example above explains how western culture is dominating different societies and that the native aspects of culture are questioned or needed to be put into the terms of foreign values. 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
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Furthermore, trading across seas became exponentially easier with more effective transportation, thus helping out countries’ economies all over. World trade expanded very rapidly which greatly benefitted the trading nations because new information technology, ideas, products, and resources were now available. Without globalization in the first place, common agricultural goods and minerals that westerners depend on every day (coffee beans, sugar, etc.) would never have been made present for use. The international economy has eroded the national borders and barriers of economic activities, and the progress of transnational corporations continue to progress. “International trade remains important, but the key factor is now said to be investment flows by TNCs. These flows are said to be so mobile that national barriers can be effectively ignored…” (Schelling 47). Global economy, transportation and communication to third world countries have become so easily put into practice, that new production across borders and the expansion of transnational companies created the industrialized countries of South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and many more. Without globalization, economies and their success would be completely different. In conclusion, the process of globalization has both positively and negatively affected different facets of societies. Whether it be the domination

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