Globalisation and Identity

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  • Globalisation and identity
    • Some think that globalisation is bad for identity as ethnic identities will become less distinct and less varied
    • Lemert and Elliot - globalisation creates more variety
    • You can try lots of cultures but dont have to commit to any of them
    • Identities are more unstable
    • Globalisation imposes western culture on other societies and damages traditional cultural identity
    • Hall - Ethnic groups react to globalisation by emphasising their cultural roots
    • Some react to globalisation by breaking away from the cultural identity imposed on them
    • Hall - people dont have to construct their identities based on where they live anymore
      • The 'cultural supermarket effect'

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