How Does Globalization Impact Culture?

2264 WordsMay 9, 201610 Pages
What is a culture and why are there so many definitions of a culture? Does it matter? Is it rapidly changing? An how does globalization impact a culture? During my research I have found that globalization can affect people 's root cultures, values, and traditions. People are becoming the citizens of the world rather their own countries. This tremendous flow of immigration or globalization for other purposes have, unfortunately, raised many problems and implications on education, workplaces, and communications between people of different cultures. Yet there are solutions to these problems that must be acknowledged by everyone to make the world more civilized and easier. First, let 's focus on the meaning of a culture. I have found many definitions of a culture, but the most admired one that was mentioned by Martin Gannon in his book of Paradoxes of Culture and Globalization. He indicates that a culture is defined by two famous anthropologists, Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn, who have studied more than 100 definitions of culture in 1952. They have stated that "Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, of and for behavior acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the distinctive achievements of human groups, including their embodiments in artifacts; the essential core of culture consists of traditional ideas and especially their attached values; culture systems may, on the one hand, be considered as products of action, and on the other as conditioning
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