Globalization Of Culture And Political Liberalization And Cultural Identity

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One of the most conspicuous trend in 21st century is a closer connection between every nations, in all aspects, such as culture, sport, politics and economics. Apart from these two trends are political democratization and economic liberalization, also there is other big trend which is the globalization of culture. Currently, in Vietnam as well as in most of nations, they might say much about globalization, but mostly about the economic aspect. This statement shows only in one side, although it has historical reasons. In the last century, there are many countries were reclaimed freedom from the colonies and the first goal that they might want to get is economic development and increase of people’s living standard. There is no…show more content…
In ancient societies, nations remained relatively isolated, also they did not have many relationship with each other. However, with the development of productive forces, the progressive production and exchange of goods and the spread of market, these relationships gradually crossed beyond national boundaries, formed the term of international relationships and also the internationalization process started (Boudreaux, 2007). Secondly, if we want to know how globalization can affect to cultural identity, we need to understand what it is. Cultural identity is an overall of the characteristic values of an ethnic cultures, which was created, existed and developed during the long history of the country. The characteristic values contain the basic anonymous sustainability, longevity, and underlying abstraction (Roddick, 2001). So, if we want to recognize it, we need to go through countless cultural nuances, as the expression of this cultural identity. If this concept is something abstract, potential and sustainable, the nuances of its manifestations are…show more content…
I strongly believe that these values are deeply rooted and it is not easy to be removed. However, Vineet Kaul (2014) a Ph.D student from DA-IITC University, had mentioned that globalization and new technology can make many form of traditional life disappear on Future Challenges (Kaul, 2014). In my point of view, I agree with this idea in some extent. First, mass culture today does not come from classic, libraries, museums, galleries, but from a TV, tea room, movies and magazines. Therefore, this type of culture was introduced into a nation which is typically called the foreign hybrid popular culture, this concept first came from Tomlison (1999) in his book Globalization and Culture. Specifically, the harm of globalization to local cultures is not due to foreign origin of this influence, but due to the popularity of other cultures. Second, advances in science and technology (especially in the area of communication) help develop business and commerce as well as advances in accelerating the development and dissemination of popular culture. In other words, modern technology jostles the popular culture stronger than elite culture. Third,

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