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    Is Globalisation killing diversity in the world?

    is everyone trying to be a model of the idealistic American-Euro Capitalistic way of life?

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    Hmmm....I wouldnt say killing but it is definitely standardizing every thing "exotic/unique" in its path. Difference makes this world but we as humans have this innate need to catergorize everything. For example, non-popular music with a beat is often called "World Music" and yet anything can be given this term. Furthermore we know that McDonalds/Coca Cola is sold in almost every country with drops of localisation.

    On the other hand it could be argued that globalization actually helps diversity. Without the likes of YouTube and Google most of us wouldnt actually be able to know about different cultures. Now, this information is provided to us at the click of a button which, I must say, has come in handy for many Imix inter-cultural battles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaymaca View Post
    Hmmm....I wouldnt say killing but it is definitely standardizing every thing "exotic/unique" in its path. Difference makes this world but we as humans have this innate need to catergorize everything. For example, non-popular music with a beat is often called "World Music" and yet anything can be given this term. Furthermore we know that McDonalds/Coca Cola is sold in almost every country with drops of localisation.

    On the other hand it could be argued that globalization actually helps diversity. Without the likes of YouTube and Google most of us wouldnt actually be able to know about different cultures. Now, this information is provided to us at the click of a button which, I must say, has come in handy for many Imix inter-cultural battles.

    Only helps if there's interest in exploring and most Americans are not. The Average American doesn't know any more about Guyana of Trinidad than they did 2 decades ago. The information, for the most part, flows in one direction only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seawall View Post
    Only helps if there's interest in exploring and most Americans are not. The Average American doesn't know any more about Guyana of Trinidad than they did 2 decades ago. The information, for the most part, flows in one direction only.
    Agreed. In most cases people click, view, maybe read and don't dig/explore any deeper.
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    what i think will kill diversity is the lack of value and innovation

    the truthiness is
    if you don't Value and innovate your culture in a way that will be appealing to a wide rang of people, it will died period

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seawall View Post
    Only helps if there's interest in exploring and most Americans are not. The Average American doesn't know any more about Guyana of Trinidad than they did 2 decades ago. The information, for the most part, flows in one direction only.
    I understand where you are coming from.

    The aforementioned islands/nations and the caribbean in general are small fries in comparison to the insurmoutable interest for Asia (in particular China) from the Americans, hence the wars, politics and intensive language courses.

    This cultural indifference from the American is a steoreotype that is already broken. In parts of Asia the Americans clearly constitute the majority of foreigners. Couldnt you argue the American-born global networking sites like YouTube and Facebook were put in place to eliminate this stereotype?

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    the cultures of the east are too exposed to Western culture to the point that its dying or being sucked it. Globalisation made Western/American culture the ideal model and everyone else inferior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man of Mystery View Post
    is everyone trying to be a model of the idealistic American-Euro Capitalistic way of life?
    It's not so much everyone trying to be a model of the Euro-American neo-liberal capitalist model as it is that the US is vigorously trying to have everyone adopt that model. What you are asking about and no doubt have been observing is actually a process that began in the late 19th century but only gathered momentum after WWII. Most of the wars and coups that were staged since 1950 were done principally so that US corporations in tandem with the political directorate could extend their economic and geo-political influence. This is also why think tanks like the PNAC (Program/Project for a New American Century) were set up. A good book to read is The New Imperial Order:Indigenous Responses to Globalization by Makere Stewart-Harawira
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    @ Ananci....I will look out for that book

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