Native Western Cultures of Mauritius and Andaman Islands Changed by Globalization

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The people of Mauritius and a people from the Andaman Islands known as the Jarawa are two examples of native non-Western cultures that have been impacted by globalization. The Jarawa, being resident to the Andaman Islands, have a long history of faltering due to globalization. This isolated group of people are a specimen of ancient and unadulterated genetics. They are vulnerable to sea-bound and sea related disasters that have disrupted their numbers, their way of life, and survival.
The Jarawa were an isolated but self sufficient culture that survived on the Andaman Islands for millennium and generations. The Jarawa are one of the two only known tribes that have not learned how to produce fire. The Jarawa, being resident to the Andaman …show more content…

Like the Andaman Islands Mauritius provides increasingly attractive travel and tourism opportunities. Mauritius has long been self sustainable, it's isolated location, and the pristine opportunities it presents to get away and interact with an entirely new and rich ecosystem has contributed to the diversity of the island and also the island's current bout with inequality. Mauritius has long been a serene and oderly island. It gained prominence in 1810 due to its changing ownership indirectly through colonization. Its people, Mauritians, are composed of native Mauritians as well as Chinese and French Mauritians. Mauritius has to find new ways and means to ensure the growth of its economic pie, sustain its competitive edge and retain inter-ethnic peace and harmony (Bunwaree 2002). Mauritius has up until very recently been an isolated locale and exotic travel destination for a few in the know with the means to arrive at this island eleven times the size of Washington D.C. located 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa.
The Jarawa People's encounter with the Western World is due to their island's strategic location in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. It is the Jarawa, a principal member of the three tribe consortium on the Andaman Islands that live at the most prominent and prized location of Port Blair.. the Jarawa and their home is an interesting subject because these people, their history and the very recent, highly documented suffering are all found themselves

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