Impact of Globalization on Non Western Cultures
Examples of Globalization’s Impact
Globalization is far reaching in this day and age. Globalization is the worldwide flow of goods, services, money, people, information, and culture. It leads to a greater interdependence and mutual awareness among the people of the world (Tischler, 2011, 2007, p. 430). One non-Western culture that has been impacted by globalization is China. An example of the impact of globalization on China is their economy. Since joining the World Trade Organization, China has transformed from a culture that relied on economic self-sufficiency and shunned the thought of globalization to an economy that is progressively more open to trade and foreign investment.
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At meal time, men were to be served first and would consume the majority of the meal, leaving little for the women to eat which in turn would lead to most females being malnourished. Malnutrition in females was especially concerning for pregnant and nursing women, however women were not provided pre-natal health care as pregnancy was thought of a temporary condition, leading to increased maternal and fetal mortality (The Hunger Project, 1998). Since globalization has been increasing in India, via satellite television, internet access, and international travel views and treatment of women in India have changed dramatically for some. For the women who have embraced Western culture, they feel less oppression, more independence, that they have a stronger voice, and there is more acceptance of their rights. They are more likely to pursue higher education and work in technical rather than manual positions outside the home. Higher education leads to better practices in health management, and birth control is being practiced as globalized women are exposed to wants other than a traditional family. Globalization has created certain needs based on consumerist attitude. This is a direct reflection of Western culture. Advertising everyday emphasizes new needs and creates a vicarious desire for consumer goods. The result is a need to increase household income to be able to afford these items. Therefore, the women need to work and contribute to the household income to