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Rhetoric 102 3/20/08 Globalization vs. Culture According to the article Saudi Preacher Urges Muslims to Accept Other Cultures , it is believed that “many people reject globalization because they regard it as a US notion,” Saudi preacher, Shaykh Salman al-Awdah (M. al-Shihri, 2008) does not agree. He believes people feel a backlash toward globalization because it is just a form of Americanization, which is harming their nation’s culture. Globalization is influenced by many different cultures, and most cultures are accepting of it. It is always changing and has a positive effect on our globe. In my opinion, developing nations’ cultures are not being harmed and will not be harmed by globalization. Globalization is positive in the world because it is an effort to combine cultures of people with different customs in order to fulfill common interests they share. David Rothkopf, international affairs professor of Colombia University, says that it “promotes integration and removal of cultural barriers as well as negative aspects of cultures” ( In Praise of Cultural Imperialism? Effects of Globalization on Culture , 1997). Some examples of cultural barriers and negative aspects of cultures are religious warfare and ethic conflict. With globalization these aspects can be minimized or diminished completely. With this, globalization is a helpful step toward a more stable world because there is less conflict among the many diverse cultures in our world. In order for a more stable, peaceful world, different cultures need to be accepting of other nations’ cultures. Although some cultures are against globalization, many are open about the idea of it and the benefit it holds with connecting nations together. One culture that is commonly found to be against globalization because of the cultural aspect is Muslim. Muslims view
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globalization negatively because they are looking at it from one point-of-view; narrow-mindedly. Their biggest concern is that it is just a form of Americanization and that the influence of
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course RHET 102 taught by Professor Srivastava during the Spring '08 term at Benedictine IL.

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