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Unformatted text preview: Communication Studies 122 January 11, 2008 Lecture 3 1. Modernization and Westernization 2. The Enlightenment project and its enemies 3. What is Occidentalism? 4. Japans war against the West 5. Understanding Occidentalism Wests traumatic impact on the rest Three choices of the rest in relation to the west: 1. Assimilation (westernization) - become western [ex. Turkey] 2. Modernization not westernization [ex. Singapore] 3. Occidentalism Huntington - denies the thin - a realist - pessimistic view of human nature (power determines actions of nations - the most powerful works with their own view (own interest)) Rights of the weak oppressed Adds cultural aspects as a realist, not just power and wealth National interest - power and wealth (maximize) Appiah - conflicts of interest more important - rooted cosmopolitan - (universalist) who accepts differences Ethics both a thick and thin aspect A relativist says - there is no one truth, aspects are thin...
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