Arquivo para January 13th, 2014

The globalization of culture

13 Jan

The development of a world culture and also its counterPlanetaConsciência is noted by the authors Morin and Anne B. Kern to suggest that while the world moves towards greater unity, diversity also reacts and seeks to subsistence crops.

Although the “consumption, food (fast food), travel, tourism “and also the” communications multiply among adolescents and carriers of the same aspirations , the same cosmopolitan culture , the same codes “in contrast, engineers, scientists and businessmen circulate through international networks of relations, conferences symposia and seminars , but it must be said also that the undercurrents that sacralized the nation and ethnicity restore the partitions and rejections . Also in this case , the process involves a deep ambivalence” (p. 35 of the book Earth – Homeland of these authors).

And this ambivalence is pointed to by the authors as having two opposing aspects : ” 1 ) homogenization , degradation , loss of diversity , 2) meetings , new syntheses and new diversity ” (p. 36 ), but having this understanding multiculturalism long term means it will be possible to harmonize into a “unity in diversity” .

It so follows the text : ” when it comes to art, music , literature , thought, cultural globalization is not homogenizing … so was Europe with Classicism , the Enlightenment , Romanticism , Realism and Surrealism ” (p. 36), now the twentieth century witnessed the globalization of this cultural process . The translations multiply. Japanese Latin American novels , and African are published in major European languages ​​and European novels are published in Asia and the Americas. ” ( p. 36 )

” At the same time , Eastern cultures in the West raises several questions and curiosities … already translated Upanishads and Avesta: the eighteenth century , Confucius and Lao Tse objects scholarship “(p. 36 ) … ” Then comes a demand to which place the vulgarized and commercialized the yoga and Zen forms that promise harmony of body and soul ” (p. 37), while it was forming an “planetary folklore” as the authors call them .

At the same time the American film world folklore propagated by movies western , the musical comedy , the animated Walt Disney grew co -productions of different nationalities as Leopard of the Visconti or Kurosawa’s Ran, cited in the book .

Finalize this topic noting that cultural globalization is inseparable from the development of global media networks and global dissemination of media playback (movies , compact discs ) are cited as the book is 2000 , but now we can add Blu-ray, USB sticks , smartphones and sharing in the clouds .