In the article, “The Case for Contamination”, by Kwame Anthony Appiah, the author focused on globalization and its effects on the world. He stressed how new innovations and traditions, rooted from modernization, are essentially contaminating age-old customs and values. Appiah used examples from his personal experiences to illustrate the shift from traditional customs to modern practices within cultures. Although the author explained how globalization adversely affects traditional values and cultures, he also stressed the importance of free will and that ultimately, the people choose which course of action globalization will take on humanity. Though that may be true, the fact still remains that the world is being contaminated with new, modern innovations and values, and globalization is negatively affecting society.
Globalization is one of the most discussed and controversial terms in modern history, while many people believe free trade drive global economic growth, create jobs, and lower prices for consumers. Contrary, others argue global cooperation mainly abuse, underpaid their employees lastly benefits from tax havens. Regardless of someone’s personal view, globalization is an ancient and profound system based on international strategies of which economic, political, and sociocultural relations are interconnected across long geographical boundaries. This Integration occurs as technological advances simplify and facilitated the trading of goods and services, the flow of capital, and migration of people across the globe. Lughod Provides a comparative
If we were to lay the topic “effects of globalization” on the table, what assumptions might arise? Well, one might point out whether globalization can be considered as a positive thing or negative thing towards different cultures. The article “Case for contamination” gives insight on the author’s views and arguments towards globalization and how that intertwined with the people in Ghana.
The world is not a large and strange place anymore. The world is a place that is interconnected and intertwined. The world has become from a place that each country and their peoples are separate and isolated to a place that each country and their peoples are part of a global network. Thanks to globalization this is occurring. Globalization is the ‘international integration” or ‘de-bordering’ – “a number of highly disparate observations whose regular common denominator is the determination of a profound transformation of the traditional nation-state” (Von Bogdandy 2). Globalization is connecting different people from different cultures and backgrounds together. More and more corporations are entering new foreign markets to sell their
Because of this, many people believe that because of globalization, the older traditions will begin to vanish and the western views will slowly take over. Appiah contrast this statement by saying that because of globalization, cultures are now spread out around the world more evenly instead of just remaining in certain parts of the world (Appiah,6). This gives people a better chance to truly find themselves. Appiah demonstrates that religions are strong enough to disregard anything said or done in society, and stay true to its faith (Appiah, 6). Appiah also counteracts statements said by the UNESCO, a group that acknowledges globalization has a negative effect. UNESCO encourages and supports ideas that are very similar to globalization such
The Case for Contamination by Kwame Appiah discussed the positive effects of globalization. Appiah defined globalization as the contamination of cultures. Despite the negative connotation of the word “contamination”, Appiah proposed that as different cultures share their ideas and products with other cultures, the spread of diverse concepts and goods would increase. In turn, people would assimilate these differing concepts and goods that originate from different countries. Therefore, the diffusion of one culture into another culture compares to contamination because it is similar to the spread of an infection or an unwanted substance. Appiah also discussed the tremendous advantages of globalization such as the improvement of medicine,
To understand the policies and actions of not only our nation but of other nations as well, we as a people must understand the impact of globalization on the world. Credibility/Relevance Statement: I have always kept an eye on the economy throughout the time that I have know about its importance. I have also placed great lengths of time in researching and learning about the different aspects of the economic globalization to provide the best information for us to learn and use. Preview: I shall begin with the describing what Globalization is and its different eras, then move on to provide examples of Globalization and end the presentation with its impact on the United States’ actions and policies as well as its effects on citizens and the world as a whole. Transition:
Globalization is a very broad topic; a sweeping term established in the minds of individuals primarily over the past quarter-century. It describes the widespread global integration of economic, political, social, and cultural systems that is shaping the world we live in today. Marked by the establishment of trade liberalization movements such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), globalization has greatly accelerated over the past twenty-five years, indeed, "world exports have grown at an exponential rate of 6.0 percent in volume [annually]" (Tremblay, 2015). Depending on the angle in which we choose to look at it, we may define and interpret it differently: good or bad, positive or negative. As Jan Aart Scholte describes, "knowledge of globalization is substantially a function of how the word is defined" (Scholte, 2000). Initially, the topic of globalization touched primarily on local and global issues such as poverty and world peace, homogenization, and cultural, economical, and political convergence. Now, it is understood to be a far more complex subject that is "contingent, ambiguous, contradictory, and paradoxical" (Stromquist et. al., 2014). Regardless of whether one chooses to take a positive or negative standpoint on globalization, the fact remains that this process is taking on an increasingly global scale and has profound effects on individuals, nations, governments, and businesses every day. Moreover, it is
Global players and international business has brought countries to direct their thoughts in new ideas of developing legal and country related ties. Mainly the world has been all addressed in the effects of developing ties between neighboring countries and global suppliers of specific items to their region. History has proved that the whole idea of developing a new era of international trade could bring directly economic growth and development for international cooperative actions deliberately. Therefore, this could deliver an extensive amount of stress on the worldwide globalization concept that delivered a new world order. Globalization is the process of
Globalization can be defined as a system of interaction or increasing global relationships between cultures, people, and economic activities among the countries of the world. Globalization in its simpler form refers to conglomerate exchange of languages, ideas, and cultures. Behaviour or impacts of Globalization differ from country to country having a demarcation between developed countries like Britain and developing countries. Some critics allege that it has been footing down the cultural values and increasing conflicts between two nations. Globalization is a double-edged sword as it impacts and affects all generations of people, economically, politically, environmentally, and culturally. While Globalization has its benefits-millions of people around the world are now more empowered because of global interconnectedness-there are still many problems that can and already have risen from cultural and economic development around the world
The modern globalized world has been greatly affected by the increased economic exchange between nations. The present construct of politics and social stature is in essence the product of this globalization. Globalization is the international integration or interaction of resources which comes from the exchange of products and ideas between nations (Globalization n.d.). The process of globalization is mainly caused by economic exchange. This exchange can range from the trade of materials, to investment of money in foreign banks, and to the technology which has given rise to a more interconnected world. Consequently globalization can be seen have a great influence on not only the political powers which govern the economic exchange but also on the social inequality that exists due to globalizations vast effects on both physical and biological factors of our current environment such as culture, environment, economic development, and the human condition (Globalization n.d.). Therefore although there has been much improvement and change in modern society due to increased economic exchange its primary goal is not to lend happiness or protect human rights but to benefit both private investors and high government official which control political power by increasing their own wealth. By solely aiding those already in power and those that possess wealth, economic exchange due to globalization keeps poverty levels high and generates social inequality.
The main factor that influenced the world politics in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is globalization. For some, globalization is an inevitable process which creates opportunities for people to make connection with each other around the world, communicate and share experiences. It carries political and economic changes which open up unprecedented opportunities for prosperity for all its citizens (Scholte, 2002). For others, globalization is a process of economic, political and cultural domination of the economically and militarily stronger countries over the weaker ones. Driven by corporate interests, it leads to greater inequalities between countries and within countries, undermines local traditions and culture, and
Globalization is “the integration of states through increasing contact, communication and trade to create a holistic, single global system in which the process of change increasingly binds people together in a common fate” (Carey 2002). Some economists recognize globalization as being in the best interest of all states. While others believe that increasingly liberated trade and global economic interaction is necessary in many ways. While globalization marks a move toward a more open world-trading regime, it can also be linked to strains on sovereignty, worker’s rights, and the environment.
Globalization is essentially creating an international super power that transcends state borders possessing hegemony on moral and political principles with a self-legitimised right to enforce them. Defenders of globalization suggest the international community is one of shared and defended values. However, these values are presented by the West, who misuse this influence to intervene without justification.
The issues of globalization increasingly dominate the universe’s life. The concept of globalization according to Robertson (1992) refers to the narrowing of the world as incentives and increased our awareness of the world, namely the increasing global connections and our understanding of the connection. Globalization is a situation in which no boundaries between the people of the world and links communities in a country with people in another countries. Globalization departs from an idea to unite the nations which is expected to be a mutual agreement and guidelines for nations around the world. Globalization is able to waive the space and time constraints to get the interaction and communication between nations can be done