Thus focusing on our topic that relates to integration Parsons say for a system

Thus focusing on our topic that relates to

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Thus, focusing on our topic that relates to integration, Parsons say for a system to integrate, it must “regulate the interrelationship of its component parts, It must manage the relationships among the other three functional imperatives” (ibid: 233), that is adaptation, goal attainment and latency. This means, for an individual to be integrated in to society the above mentioned AGIL scheme must be in existence in order to motivate the individual in to socialization.However, looking at the conflicting views in the definition of integration, we as readers are been have left to consider for ourselves what actually is the meaning of the concept integration. Thus, considering our topic,“globalization and its effects on cultural integration”,there is a need to know what cultural integration is.28
Just like, as there is difficulty in the definition of integration, so too it is in the definition of cultural integration. Many authors have referred cultural integration to be a “new wave of cultural imperialism brought by globalization. Kirstina Woff in the Blackwell encyclopedia agues that globalization has created a new vehicle through which cultural imperialism is occurring often with little resistance or knowledge that it is happening, Blackwell encyclopedia (2007:907). Therefore, trying to make a sense of what cultural integration is, some scholars have tried to sort some definitions for it. Zwingie, E 1999:33) Of the National Geography of global interactions, considering multicultural society to reflect cultural integration at work, defines cultural integration as “the process where the issues of class, gender, race, and ethnicity are denoted simply by what brand of clothing we wear, by what we live, by what music we listen to and what cultural events we attend”.16Heckmann and Schnapper defined cultural integration as “a precondition of participation and refers to social processes of cognitive, cultural, behavioral and attitudinal changes of persons” Heckmann and Schnapper (2003:10).In my opinion, cultural integration may by be regarded as situation whereby, one culture willingly turns to learn the ideas of other cultures either in production or consumption aspects. It can also be said to be a situation whereby, tangible and intangible cultural aspects of people become related. Tangible culture refers to those aspects of technology in the society like, television, computers, airplanes and cars. While intangible culture includes norms and values in the society. In cultural integration, both the tangible and the intangible cultures have a great impact on each other. For example, the culture of a people influences what they wear, eat, drink or behave. Just like the way people eat, dress, drink or behave influences their culture.

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