Impact of Globalization & Modernization on Culture

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Biology, Zoology, Parasitology
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Elimination of barriers to trade, communication and cultural exchange

Modernization Process in which society goes thorough industrialisation, urbanisation and other social changes

Loss of language  People communicate better when speaking widely-known languages  Conduct businesses  Communicating with foreigners  School teaches languages that are commonly used in societies

 Smaller number of people using native languages

Impacts of loss of language  With the loss of native language, comes the loss of culture  A language provides words and concept unavailable in others  Brings appreciation of other cultures

Loss of interest in local culture  Global brands dominate consumer market worldwide  Creates a homogeneous culture across the globe  McDonalds, Starbucks, Apple, Microsoft, Coca-Cola

Impacts of loss of interest in local culture  Influenced youths lose interest in local culture  Aspects of culture such as food, music and media would be gone  Following generation unable to appreciate such unique cultures

Spread of ideas  Spreading of ideas  Range of understanding and acceptance of such ideas increase  Information overload leads to wider acceptance of ideas

Impacts of spread of ideas  Spread of negative ideas such as terrorism and drug abuse

Brain gain  Spread of culture  People in host countries able to better interact with foreigners and learn their cultures

Impacts of brain gain  People are more knowledgeable  Able to interact with locals on holiday in foreign country  Greater understanding of other cultures  Improve relationship between different cultures

Loss of traditional food  Uprising of new kinds of food e.g. fast food  Preferred by the youngsters  With less people appreciating traditional food, it become extinct eventually

Impacts of loss of traditional food  Unable to obtain local knowledge cultures  May contain important information to understanding human history, preferences in food in different parts of the world

Loss of traditional media  Traditional media such as “Getai” or Shakespearean plays  Taken over by new wave of movies and television dramas

 Youth attracted to newer forms of media  Possible extinction of traditional media

Impacts of loss of traditional media  Some traditional media has moral values incorporated in them  Loss of moral teaching of culture  Inability to retrieve them anymore if it is lost

Loss of traditional games  Traditional games such as “chapteh” or “five stones”  Taken over by newer better games such as “PlayStation”, “Wii” and

“Xbox”  Youth are attracted to more interactive and entertaining games

Impacts of loss of traditional games  Following generations unable to appreciate traditional games  Traditional games requires skills and creative methods to play them  Children of new generations loses creativity and innovativeness

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Loss of language Loss of interest in culture Spread of homosexuality Brain gain

• Loss of traditional food • Loss of traditional media • Loss of traditional games

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