Cultural Impacts of Globalization

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Cultural Impacts of Globalization Popular culture –  The practices, attitudes, and preferences held in common by large  numbers of people and considered to be mainstream. Hierarchical diffusion -  Contagious diffusion -  Reverse hierarchical diffusion –  in which diffusion plays a “bottom-up” manner. Homogenization thesis –  Tied to the notion that economic processes shape cultural  practices.  Polarization thesis –  Globalization contributes to a heightened sense of sociocultural  identity that serves to fragment people and trigger social disorder and instability instead  of creating a standardized global culture. Glocalization thesis –  The idea that global and local forces interact and that both are  changed in the process.  Placelessness –  The loss of the unique character of different places and the increasing 
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2012 for the course GEOG 1113 taught by Professor Bays during the Fall '10 term at Oklahoma State.

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