Globalization, Language, and Culture

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Infobase Publishing, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Globalization is a complex phenomenon that has deep ties in the past movement of people and ideas around the world. While many people voice the fear that the power of Western culture, and in particular American culture, will overwhelm or even obliterate indigenous cultures and languages, this author argues that the impact of culture is never a one-way street. The interconnectedness of the modern world allows input from the United States to the rest of the world, and at the same time allows the movement of ideas and people from faraway countries to our shores. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

The Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494
1
Globalization and Culture Two Views
9
Culture and Ideology
21
The PreHistory of Globalization
42
Maps and Language
55
Language Culture and Politics
68
The Transmission of the Modernist Dream Ideological and Cultural Transfers
82
The Movement of Goods and People
96
Glossary
113
Notes
115
Bibliography
118
Further Reading
121
Index
122
Picture Credits
129
About the Contributors
130
Copyright

Conclusions
106

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