Cultural globalization notes
a few premises
- Since when we may start using the term cultural globalization?
- according to Wikipedia, different phases: since 1500, up to now.
- What time should I use to refer to it?
- an overwhelming set of changes
- Geographical borders start to matter only relatively
- and the world becomes based on geopolitical areas of interest and influences
- groups of people with shared ideas and ideals become more connected and unite
two faces of the same medal
- on one side, a great development and growth thanks to the ease of knowledge sharing
- on the other, a homogenization of cultures and tradition, with a latent fear of losing rooted local traditions
a third element: even in the first case, by looking at the bright side of the coin, there are parties which take profit and benefit more than others. From this stems a great polarization in overall wealth
- from North Africa to France: since Napoleon’s campaigns to