In the previous chapter I argued that intercultural dialogue is necessary to promote better understanding and to consolidate our growing sense of common humanity. While globalization generally facilitates this by bringing various cultural communities together and creating large areas of overlap and convergence, in some cases it also threatens the cultural identity of societies and causes a sense of panic that militates against a dialogue. In this chapter, I take a closer look at both these processes. But before I do so, some general remarks on globalization are necessary to set the context and see how it also has an impact on other areas of life.
Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book
Please log in to get access to this content
To get access to this content you need the following product:
- Globalization and Culture
- Macmillan Education UK
- Sequence number
- Chapter number