GLT task1

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GLT Task 1
Western Governors University

What is globalization? Globalization, “refers to processes of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture” (Merriam-Webster, 2014). Since the 1980’s the impact of globalization has been on the rise. Western cultures are bringing about new ways of culture while indigenous people are modifying their traditional ways to western civilization. I will be discussing two non-western cultures and the effects of globalization. The two cultures that will be discussed are the Zimbabwean and Japanese cultures (Watson, 2006). McDonald’s began in 1954 in Los Angeles where it was known as just a cheap, clean,
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The removal of boundaries has led to cross border trade and job searching which has increased crime and diseases in this African culture (Muyale-Manenji, 1998). Women are becoming prostitutes to make money, which they are, contracting diseases such as AIDS. Rape cases have increased especially with young children because they are out of their parents’ supervision (Muyale-Manenji, 1998). Further, globalization has had a negative impact on the Zimbabwean’s language. They are no longer speaking there traditional language it was replaced with English. The Zimbabwean people that are speaking in English and not their local language are highly looked upon (Ting-Tooney, 1998). The English language is westernizing the Zimbabwean culture and becoming the way of communication. Their local language is almost becoming a foreign language because of how little it is used (Ting-Tooney, 1998). Culture is “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group” (Merriam-Webster, 2014). Culture is what makes a group stand out from anyone else. Globalization can have a positive and negative affect on cultures. It allows other cultures to interact with each other and interchange new ideas on ways of life. With the Japanese culture, globalization had a positive affect however, the Zimbabwean culture it affected them in a negative way