Global versus National Culture

The dominant culture today is the global culture that is the result of the global events that are now defining our societies. This global culture has become the dominant culture because it is the one against which all of our national cultures have to define themselves.

Global trade in the arts and economics as well as global climate change and diminishing natural resources have all contributed to the development of a global culture with a global understanding of ourselves that transcends our national identities.

Today our personal identity is increasingly globally based. It is our global similarities not our national differences that determine who we are as individuals. This cosmopolitan culture provided by globalism is based on individual choice. While national culture is imposed upon a person, global culture is formed through individual choice.

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  1. Nisha says:

    I completely agree with you on this one. I think that the steady climb in globalization is having a huge effect on the way we act and behave as a whole. No matter what part of the world you may be from, we now share common interests and knowledge, as well as many other things that we may not have been sharing before.

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