Globalization's Cultural Consequences

  title={Globalization's Cultural Consequences},
  author={R. Holton},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={140 - 152}
  • R. Holton
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Globalization has been associated with a range of cultural consequences. These can be analyzed in terms of three major theses, namely, homogenization, polarization, and hybridization. The homogenization thesis proclaims that global culture is becoming standardized around a Western or American pattern. While some evidence supports this view, the presence of cultural alternatives and resistance to Western norms suggests that polarization provides a more convincing picture of global cultural… Expand
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