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Globalization or Americanization?

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    Posted: 08-Mar-2005 at 12:05
Coco Cola is not culture, niether is Mcdonalnds. When i Eat Kebab, i don't suddenly turn in to a Turkish person, nor do i get much in the ways of Turkish culture, its just a snack afterall, symbolism aside.
Many people can eat and drink American, but that doesn't make them American in terms of how they think, their outlook, their attitude, their mentality, and so forth, and the patterns that this forms, in a word, culture.
Immitation maybe a form of flattery, but it is not the same as being, otherwise I'm Indonesian.
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  Quote coolstorm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Mar-2005 at 13:44


dude the chinese han characters (the japanese also adopted them) in your profile pic mean "peace" or "chill".

do you actually know what it means?

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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Mar-2005 at 11:10
Well, I will agree that Americanization is a reality
only in places where the American way of life is a
"propaganda" and to people that adapt the American
dream, which are mostly countries with low educational
level. OTOH, i must say that   
if there is a McD outside my house or a coke on any
markets shell it's cause people prefer it. It's
capitalism (economy) not culture.
In other words, I would prefer to go to work with a
sheet over my body but I think it is less convenient
(thought comfortable in summer)   
than jeans. As for MTV, most Albanian people are
listening Greek music but I wouldn't call Albanian
people greeklized. I for
one dislike MTV.   
   I wouldn't go so far as calling Alexander a
globalist but surely the globalization process began
from the Roman Empire. The reality is that the culture
today is vs economy !

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  Quote strategos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Mar-2005 at 18:35

Other cultures have the kabab, as the greeks and assyrians have a kabob. You says it is purley turkish?

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