Cultural globalisation

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  • Created on: 29-05-15 18:35
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  • Cultural globalisation
    • Globalisation sceptics
      • Post-colonial thought- 'cultural homogenisation'
      • Americanisation; sometimes dubbed 'Coca-Colonisation' or cultural imperialism
      • Domination of TNCs
        • 'Winners and losers' the losers are women and migrants (Saskia Sassen)
        • Marxism; commodity fetishism
          • Naomi Klein & logos
        • 'McDonalisation' & Apple- impact on developing countries
      • Overall,
        • 1. Serves interests of economic/political domination
        • 2. Cultural homogenisatio
        • 3. Captivity of consumerism and materialism
    • Hyperglobalist
      • Post-Fordism- the greater autonomy of the worker through the advancement of technology; decentralisation of the workplace
      • Our lives are easier and quicker; 'deterritorialisation'
        • Harvey's 'time-space compression'human interaction takes place outside time
      • Overall,
        • 1. Workers/ the poor  are better off
        • 2. Liberal democratic ideas are spreading
        • 3. The local is still present (seen in rise of religious fanaticalism)

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