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Dawn Ruan 504171000 GLBST 100B Spring Dis IE Inda and Rosaldo begin the introduction with five snapshots, each illustrating a fundamental feature of globalization: the women in the “open air” office represent increasing capital mobility, the wedding in France reflects population flows, the preacher in Ghana proclaims the danger of Western influence, the Nigerian viewers demonstrate contemporary option variety, and the Egyptian women embody the conflicts of cultures. The authors believe that globalization is not a new phenomenon, rather the emergence of advanced technologies and communications contributed to the burst of time-space compression. The interconnectedness is more intense than ever today and it has generated new cultural dynamics amongst nations such as deterritorialization and cultural imperialism from the West. However, globalization cannot be viewed as one-way Western dominance, but rather mutual, albeit uneven. As the authors state: “[the world] cannot be
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