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14: Globalization

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  • [ "article:topic-guide", "globalization", "authorname:lumen" ]

    Skills to Develop

    By the end of the chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions:

    • What is globalization?
    • How did the modern era of globalization develop?
    • What is the relationship between culture and globalization?

    We will skim the surface of globalization with a particular emphasis of the history of modern era of globalization and its effects on indigenous peoples. Modern economic and political development is driven by the assumption that modernization and development will be beneficial for all people; however, cultural differences are not taken into consideration, often leading to the destruction of indigenous cultures. Understanding the context of modern development enables us to understand our own place in an increasingly interconnected world.

    Thumbnail: Counter service in a McDonald's restaurant in Dukhan, Qatar. Image used with permission (CC BY-SA 3.0; Vincent van Zeijst).