Saturday, November 20, 2010

Globalization: Cultural Imperialism

Globalization is broadly the expansion of technological developments, pop culture, increased opportunities for communication, the exchange of material and symbolic goods, and the migration of people across national borders. 

Cultural Imperialism is a form of globalization that spreads one nations culture and language to other nations. American popular culture is spread all over the world. From the films, to music, and television, different nations have become Americanized. 

  • The late music artist, Michael Jackson, was not only a huge star in America, but was famous all over the world. 
  • The film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings is an American film based on an English novel series and filmed in New Zealand. 
  • British 'Pop Idol' is made in different countries with respecting country name as title: American Idol, Canadian Idol, Australian Idol, Greek Idol, etc. 
  • Different American films and television can be watched in different countries and vice versus. 
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The film 'Pan's Labyrinth'  was produced and distributed by the Mexican film company Esperanto Films. It was released in The United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. 

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