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Old 12-14-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Which isation is currently taking place around the World?

Points for Globalisation:

Americanisation points are in build

-The presence of Mass media throughout the world

- The influx of Foreign cuisine and blending of cuisines

- Daily routines becoming more ''global'' and less ''local'' for example an American will go to the shops to buy Coke, then buy American owned but Bangladeshi made T-Shirts, buy Italian made perfume and drink Australian Chardonnay wine.

- Popularity of Wine from its small beginnings in the Middle east

- The introduction of old world food to the new world and vice versa

- Spread of European culture and languages during the colonial era

- Spread of American culture to the world

Note: American culture is a blend of Cultures throughout the world so this can be argued What is though to be uniquely American such as burgers, KFC, Rap music and the hip hop.
Burgers are thought to lay claim to Germans in Hamburg, Fried chicken is thought to originate with the Scottish and African-Americans in the deep south and Rap & Hip hop are a blend of African-American type music forms.

- Popularity of Hypermarkets

- Popularity of reality show formats such as Britain's X factor and Pop ideal, Netherlands' Big brother and The voice.

- Success of Korean brand Samsung, LG and Japanese corporation Sony among others.

- Interconnecting of people via social media

- Spread of fast food joints

Note: Many fast food joints are based on their American counterparts however such food stuffs like Burgers, grits Pizzas () , fries and macaroni N cheese () These foodstuff are not solely American many deprive from European cuisines such as Italian, French and German.

- The high integrity of French cuisine

- Mosques being built in France and Churches being built in South Korea

The case of Americanisation:

Point is that Americanisation doesn't exist if you dig deep enough, infact the only isation that has ever taken place since the 1800s is Globalisation.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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umm...ok.
Americanization is huge, between food, music, movies, technology and TV shows. We were the first to do fried chicken, the first to do hip hop and the first to do hamburgers like it or not they originated from the USA. Sorry people in the world actually like are crappy music, crappy food and news.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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umm...ok.
Americanization is huge, between food, music, movies, technology and TV shows. We were the first to do fried chicken, the first to do hip hop and the first to do hamburgers like it or not they originated from the USA. Sorry people in the world actually like are crappy music, crappy food and news.
Does ''um..ok'' mean you're to ignorant and naive to understand my point so you go back to your default view?
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The reality is that America is being hyper-globalized. It's almost like a mini-United Nations in some places (like where I live in Maryland).

If you live in any major metro area in the United States, you realize how much things have changed from just a few decades ago.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Americanisation is just a subset of globalisation. Because the USA is the first economy, the most important political and military power, and the biggest producer of entertainment, since some decades, US's influence is the biggest among all countries.
But as you noted, the world had been Europeanized first. And huge regions had been "romanified", "chinesified", "christianized", "musulmanified", "barbarified" etc. Globalisation always existed. The only difference is how fast it is going thanks to new technologies. The people living in the biggest continental mass Eurafricasia are trading since several thousands of years, with more intermediaries than today, and it took much more time to get your stuff than with UPS, but they were trading nonetheless. That's why the Americas and Australia were so under-developed compared to the rest of the world.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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^ this. We shouldn't confuse the two, while they eat McDonalds in China they also eat sushi in California, kebabs in Berlin etc. The US simply has the biggest economic and cultural clout, but as other nations grow more infleuntial, I feel the US will lose its dominance. The UK was also a big player, the Beatles being one example. Korean pop culture is already popular throughout asia and elsewhere.

We should also forgot global exchange is nothing new. If not for the inventions of china, like gunpowder or the compass, there would be no european colonialism. Without the Hindu Arabic numeral system...its hard to imagine. Or fruits and vegetables from the new world like tomatoes or potatoes.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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Neither. How about corporatization?

America before the Rockefellers, Carnegies and Vanderbilts came along was a pretty rustic, regionalistic and laid back (it still is, off the main highways). Then "trains, planes and automobiles" came along, causing all the local cultures to become a more cosmopolitan and hectic. Some modern people can't fully understand phenomena like the Civil War fully since they don't understand how strong state loyalty was. Federalism was basically just an idea before Lincoln came along. States were tied to a person's identity, and in the mountain states, it went further. What clan you belonged to in the Appalachians was very important. (Hatfields and McCoys ring a bell?)

How many people will you find today willing to go to war for their state? I think college football and sports in general is about the only thing keeping state loyalty alive (I don't think it was just a coincidence that the first game was played only 4 years after the war). People will fight over their local university that has the state in its name, but as far as their actual state goes, they can move somewhere else on a whim. Now location is tied to employment more than loyalty. That comes back to corporatization. It's becoming more about brand loyalty than regional or national loyalty.

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Old 12-18-2013, 10:15 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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"Globalisation" is sometimes used as a code word by racists for immigration. Economic globalisation is a concern for many people, and for being opposed to it, it isn't fair to be lumped together with xenophobes.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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America is made up of people from around the world so I would say that Americanization is globalization. What emanates from America is what is acceptable to all cultures.

With the glaring exception of some of our sports.
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