Globalization has brought tai chi to Iowa, delta blues to Japan, and pad thai to Ireland. Cultural change as a result of globalization is not a new phenomenon; the music we listen to, the clothes we wear, the language we use, and the devices we employ have been strongly influenced by importations from other lands.
After reading the module notes and all supplemental materials, think critically about the effects of globalization and technology and respond to the following:
- Globalization has enriched our cultural lives and has brought a number of economic benefits. At the same time, it has also been the source of disruptions, some of them, like lost jobs, quite serious. Discuss the pros and cons of restraining globalization. Is it even possible?
- Discuss an example of globalization that you have experienced.
- Do you think globalization is destroying cultures or enhancing them? Why?
Support your position using appropriate sources that are properly cited.