Globilization Essay

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Mariah A. Anthropology Green 15 December 2012 Globalization The phenomenon of globalization has increased substantially since it’s origination in the twentieth century. Now shaping world-wide civilization, globalization is seen in many first-world countries as a fine luxury, most prominently in America and various nations in Europe. First-world countries are predominantly experiencing the benefits of globalization, including the inexpensive resources, produce, and common commercial products, while in third-world countries globalization is a dire tragedy, progressively tearing through cultural homelands, taking jobs, and implicating unfair treatment upon the natives. Globalization as a whole, though, is an example of first-world self-indulgence, as its only purpose is to cater to that of the mother country. Ignorance shelters many first-world citizens’ perspectives of what really goes on in imperialized countries, making globalization an all-around benefit to their society. Despite the implication that globalization is entirely a positive factor in the modernization of the world, it negatively impacts third world countries by “Americanizing” culture, exploiting workers and exposing them to unfair treatment, and wholly seizing from the civilian’s humanity. It is said that with globalization, cultures are able to intermingle and share customs world-wide. There is some truth behind this statement, but most industrialized countries seeking to imperialize have only the objective to manifest, entirely altering the culture and making it dependant on its “mother”. The term “Americanized” has been coined to describe how Americans are progressively imposing their ways more and more upon third-world nations. Although there are benefits to modernization in the eyes of first-world citizens, it is progressively damaging the now endangered cultures. Globalization is nothing

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