Globalization Has Made An Influence On Multiculturalism

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Globalization for (Giddens 1990, p.64) is the ‘intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa’. This meaning that In contemporary Britain today worldwide countries and different locations are interconnecting in many different ways even if they are thousands of miles away. This could firstly be in terms of the distribution of goods, whereby different cultures food and services get transferred and enriched into other countries and societies. In this essay I am going to discuss and evaluate whether or not globalization has made an influence on multiculturalism in contemporary Britain today in positive or negative…show more content…
Thus this is supported by (Kivisto, 2002) in his book where he quotes ’Societies are considerably more ethnically diverse - and thus multicultural - than they once were’. Globalization and the emergence of different countries connecting with each other has made for a more multicultural society also in that Multinational Companies have benefited greatly from globalization. A diverse population employed by these companies in different countries helps them capture global markets, increase customer base across nations, and earn profits easily. It may be argued that globalization has made a huge influence on multiculturalism and is helping to transform contemporary Britain today. Some would say this is a negative formation as the process of globalization is disrupting societies traditional identities and is at risk of loosing their own culture. Many people want to preserve their culture as much as possible. However, on the other hand globalization does not always mean complete resemblance. In some ways globalisation allows for some differences. Today, we have multiculturalism not only within cuisine, but in other areas of media, religion, and education. In modern Britain today worldwide improvement in transportation and communication has produced further interaction among an array of different communities worldwide. The new media (such as social media) has meant that people from different societies in different parts of
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