Cultural Imperialism Essays

  • The Discussion Of Cultural Colonialism And Cultural Imperialism

    1307 Words  | 3 Pages

    with soap for speaking in tribal languages are usually associated with the notion of cultural imperialism. Tomlinson (1991) sees this as an issue that was brought about by the adherents of cultural imperialism theory using particularly inadequate language of cultural imposition and domination that drew its imagery from the era of colonialism and imperialism. These adherents were adamant that cultural imperialism was the organized and conscious effort by Western, particularly the US communication

  • Cultural Imperialism In Modern Food And Its Effects On Third World Culture

    554 Words  | 2 Pages

    indigenous culture of a society to one that is portrayed as superior. This change is often attributed to cultural imperialism of the dominant. “Cultural Imperialism Theory states that Western nations dominate the media around the world which in return has a powerful effect on Third World Cultures by imposing on them Western views and therefore destroying their native cultures.” Cultural imperialism is propaganda to change native culture of the Third world countries into a westernised culture. This

  • Cultural Relativism And Cultural Imperialism

    1883 Words  | 4 Pages

    culture and exceeding the culture. Two terms to be aware of for this paper are cultural relativism and cultural imperialism. Cultural relativism is variously represented as the view that "no point of view is more justified or right than any other;" the belief that “reason is whatever the norms of the local culture determine it to be;" and the doctrine that truth should be defined "in terms of the agreement of one 's 'cultural peers.’(Walsh 2010)” It explains the reasons why those from different cultures

  • American Colonialism: Present Day Cultural Imperialism

    832 Words  | 2 Pages

    Present Day Cultural Imperialism “The policy, practice, or advocacy of seeking, or acquiescing in, the extension of the control, dominion, or empire of a nation, as by the acquirement of new, esp. distant, territory or dependencies, or by the closer union of parts more or less independent of each other for operations of war, copyright, internal commerce, etc.” – Oxford dictionary Since as long as we could remember, cultures were influenced by others and shared by others. When cultures cross, people

  • Devil on the Cross by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

    1209 Words  | 3 Pages

    blackness. Jacinta truly hates her blackness because she uses “skin-lightening creams.” The skin-lightening cream rejects her skin color because the cream knows “that which is born black can never be white”. She clearly suffers from Cultural Imperialism. Cultural Imperialism has wiped out the music, culture and art many. The military has taken over lands for their own personal use, economic stability can not be reached between classes because the gap between the rich and poor has increased and political

  • Cultural Colonialism And Cultural Imperialism

    2090 Words  | 5 Pages

    Cultural Imperialism and Media Imperialism The definition of the cultural imperialism in the Cambridge dictionary is simply as one “culture of a large and powerful country, organization, etc. having a great influence on another less powerful country." Yet to get the real and important meaning of cultural imperialism, we have to know more than its basic dictionary definition. Starting with a historical background of the development of the Cultural imperialism expression Rauschenberger (2003) discusses

  • Colonialism in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing

    2900 Words  | 6 Pages

    English-speaking Canadian female. Identity, for the protagonist has become problematic because of her role as a victim of colonial forces. She has been colonized by men in the patriarchal society in which she grew up, by Americans and their cultural imperialism, or neo-colonialism as it has come to be known as, and the Euro-centric legacy that remains in her country although the physical presence of English and French rulers have gone. This collective colonial experience of the protagonist, and the

  • Transnational Media Theory

    1446 Words  | 3 Pages

    Transnational media often impose different cultural and social consequences, especially in underdeveloped nations. Transnational media effect may not seem obvious, or intentional, but there is no doubt that transnational media and the capitalist elites in any nation are cooperating to achieve certain agenda to expand their dominance, and increase their profit. Such results are reached by multiple approaches that disguise the true intent of the existing of transnational media in any nation. To better

  • Global Effread Of English: The Global Expread Of English

    709 Words  | 2 Pages

    It is not necessary to overstate the threat of English and consider it as “language monster” or a “cultural murderer”. Virtually, English is a powerful tool that can help countries to raise their power and to expand the influences in the world. It is also a tool that allows the rest of the world to access your country’s valuable culture and to learn your

  • Feminist Theory - There is No One Definition of Woman

    1399 Words  | 3 Pages

    addressed the meaning of woman. There is not a concrete answer to “What is woman?” either produced by women or produced through men’s perceptions of women. The message of Lugones and Spelman in Have We Got a Theory for You! Feminist Theory, Cultural Imperialism and the Demand for “The Woman’s Voice,” is that the entire worldwide experience of women cannot be universally articulated. Blanket definition of woman is impossible due to the many characteristics of women that make the gender so diverse

  • Essay On Cultural Imperialism

    1756 Words  | 4 Pages

    cultures and are a powerful way to gain and maintain dominance especially in third world countries. This essay is aimed at arguing a case against global cultural imperialism. Key areas taken into cognizance in this work are, firstly the definition of key terms used in this essay. Secondly, this essay focusses on the demerits of global cultural imperialism though media use namely, erosion of the youth’s indigenous cultures, the use of media to portray western cultures as superior relative to other cultures

  • Cultural Imperialism Essay

    2847 Words  | 6 Pages

    Cultural Imperialism To understand cultural imperialism is to understand the diaspora of man across the globe along with the socially darwinistic interactions that follow. Modern homo-sapiens left the plains of Africa a mere sixty-thousand years ago. Today mankind populates six continents hundreds of islands with a seemingly endless ethnic diversity. But what comes of a culture that is antiquated on a global scale that comes to interact with a more advanced civilization. The Americas prior to 1492

  • An Example Of Cultural Imperialism

    1386 Words  | 3 Pages

    Susan Sitoula Mr. John Stanlake Reading 7 December 2014 Cultural Imperialism According to the Cambridge dictionary, the fact of the culture of a large and powerful country, organization, etc. having a great influence on another less powerful country, etc is known as cultural imperialism. There are many ways in which a stronger country can have power over a weaker one like through military force. However, in the 21st century, the expansion of one’s culture, beliefs and ideologies is the most effective

  • The Characteristics Of Cultural Colonialism And Cultural Imperialism

    2223 Words  | 5 Pages

    The two terms cultural imperialism and cultural nationalism have played a huge role in the foundation of many countries. These two phenomena are entirely different, but have gone hand in hand for many years. Although imperialism and nationalism were created once upon a time ago, they are still very significant around the globe to this day. Cultural imperialism is defined as “a culture of a large and powerful country, organization, etc. having a great influence on another less powerful country." When

  • Cultural Appropriation Analysis

    2349 Words  | 5 Pages

    is it manifested in cat-walk high fashion? Cultural appropriation raises many issues, for example the difference between appropriation and appreciation. Cultural appropriation is something that not many people talk about, some considers that just because it has a cultural background that does not mean people cannot enjoy it and on the other hand, others believe that everything is cultural appropriation. For example, Karlie Kloss from

  • Social and Economic Oppression in Paradise Now

    1109 Words  | 3 Pages

    Hollywood globalization, becomes pillars in the hegemony of corporate ideology (240). Cultural hegemony, along with cinema and media, are co-responsible for the social and economic forms of oppression, such as racial inequalities. This essay will focus on social and economic forms of oppression in Paradise Now and the racial inequalities that co-arise from American cinema. Schudson states that media reinforces the cultural hegemony of dominant groups by making any existing distribution of power, natural

  • Information Technology and Cultural Imperialism

    2459 Words  | 5 Pages

    Information Technology and Cultural Imperialism At what point does information technology become not merely convenient, but indispensable in societies? That is, can countries that have previously been isolated geographically, culturally, and / or economically continue to do so by “opting-out” of the very technologies that are pulling the world together now? Do countries have a right to national isolation, if they choose it? Can they still retain the values and traditions of their culture

  • Americanized: Poem Analysis

    1050 Words  | 3 Pages

    This darkly satiric poem is about cultural imperialism. Dawe uses an extended metaphor: the mother is America and the child represents a younger, developing nation, which is slowly being imbued with American value systems. The figure of a mother becomes synonymous with the United States. Even this most basic of human relationships has been perverted by the consumer culture. The poem begins with the seemingly positive statement of fact 'She loves him ...’. The punctuation however creates a feeling

  • European Colonialism, Imperialism, and Cultural Superiority

    1101 Words  | 3 Pages

    European Imperialism and Cultural Superiority Many factors contributed to the colonization of Africa by European powers between 1895 and 1905. Among these factors were the effects of European history, the growing capitalist economy, and the growing competition between European powers. Most important was the belief that European culture was superior to African culture. During the height of imperialism, the vast majority of the African continent was controlled by Europe (ìExtentî 19). It is important

  • Cultural Imperialism, Transnationalism And Local Cultures

    1159 Words  | 3 Pages

    the assigned readings, few concepts and ideas have been discussed: Cultural Imperialism, Globalism and Local Cultures, Transnationalism and the Multi-local Corporation and McDonaldization versus Localization. The reading also provided a brief history (the timing) of McDonald’s expands in East Asia and also explained the Rationalization of McDonald’s (i.e. McDonaldization) and it’s Local Sensitivities. For Cultural Imperialism, European and American intellectuals (and now Chinese leaders seems