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Home » Categories » Society » Opinions » The Impact of Globalization on Cultural Identity » Printer Friendly Version The Impact of Globalization on Cultural Identity by Luka Malgaj http://www.mystressmanagement.net Globalization has always had a great impact on cultural identity. Today, in an age when discrete cultures themselves are under threat, the question of cultural identity becomes newly problematic and takes on new urgency. The reason for this importance lies in the preservation of the traditional cultures and values that are carefully being sewn into the entanglements of globalization. But why globalization effects cultural identity and what consequences it has? First of all, globalization has an impact on cultural identity because it fosters the decline of costs. Free flow of information, rapid progress in technology of transportation and communication and cheaper traveling have made the world "Global Village". Declining costs have changed individual and societies tastes for greater integration. However not only smaller prizes but also the global diffusion of radio, television, Internet and digital technologies have made instantaneous communication possible, rendered many border checks and controls over information ineffective, and exposed an enormous constituency to effect cultural values. What helps these processes is the global dominance of
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN 2323 taught by Professor Firrozzi during the Spring '11 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

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