Essay about Is Globalization and Too Much Exposure Leading to Increased Bullying of Natives?

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Globalization bullying on natives
Jacquelynn V. Matsumoto
Rancho Santiago Canyon College

Globalization Bullying On Natives Globalization defines as a connectedness around all states in one interrelated system. The major modernized states are striving for globalization since politics and economics are intertwined. Although it may look like advancement in human living, but the developing states are the ones that are lagging behind and globalization may over run them into extinction as a culture. As the world is upgrading, anthropologist are working hard to help native communities to catch up. Globalization brings technological innovations, faster knowledge transfers, increased trade, cost differences, and financial integration among countries. Haviland (2011) details what advances have helped developing states, "In fact, inventions and major advances in industrial production, mass transportation, and communication and information technologies are transforming societies in Europe and North America..."(p. 381) An example of the major advances is the industrial revolution in America. The result of globalization give opportunities of more trades of natural resources, trade goods, human labor, finance capital, information and infectious disease between states, both developing states and modernized states. Many of the well developed countries would benefit from it, being able to bring in more capital for their population but the global connection needs specific requirements for everyone in the world to benefit in a positive way. Every states needs to be at the same level of modernization. Haviland (2011) clarifies how western view of living is unbalancing our future,"…in metropolitan areas worldwide) is based on the rate of consumption of nonrenewable resources whereby a small fraction of the world's population uses the vast majority of these precious resources." (p. 384) As the upper-class and middle-class are using up the major material that cannot be restored or manufactured, there will be none left for the developing societies that will need it in the future. The waste fullness of industrialized world does not assist with chances of a global and equal world. (Haviland 2011) states that a factor that may change globalization in the future,"… all large states throughout time have had in common: a tendency to come apart." (p.389) This is a risk that could happen with the globalization of the world. It may not be a permanent outcome but it something to consider. Natives have trouble with globalization, but it is possible for globalization to help native people. Globalization is a threat towards native people since it can radically change or dismantle a culture complete if the native people are not able to adapted at their own pace. (Haviland 2011) reviews why certain speedy modernization is not appealing to natives,"…In the process cultures frequently face unforeseen disruptions and a rapid erosion of dearly held values they had no intention of giving up." (p. 382) Tradition is not a easy thing to give up and the threat of becoming a "mono" culture ,uniform culture, in a fast-pace does not appeal to the population, therefore developing countries are in a stalemate between modernization into a industrial state and being over powered by the bigger forces, such as China and other industrialized states.(Haviland 2011) supports the dangers of the rapid change for natives, " When traditional communities are exposed to intense contact with more powerful groups, their culture may change with unprecedented speed, often worse, becoming disintegrated and less supportive." (p. 388) The over-powered states and with the rapid change are the two major factors that anthropologist fear that will harm native societies. A historical example would be native American Indians that were almost wiped out. With the on-going war of globalization on native populations, many anthropologist have been aiding the undeveloped states to…