The Culture of Globalization and the Globalization of Culture

Journal of Humanities and Social Science 20 (2):57-87 (2004)
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Abstract

Globalization has many forms (political, cultural, communicative, economic, etc.), where each form provides a globalization in itself. However, I consider cultural globalization to be the most influential form, because it is related to the morality of the human personality, and therefore it is connected to the establishment of human society in general. Accordingly, this paper raises the following questions: Do individuals receive their cultures from within the societies in which they live or from other sources? Is there a cultural specificity for human societies? What is the nature of the universal culture we are looking for? I discussed some views which have attempted to answer these questions, and try to identity the culture of globalization, if it any, and see whether it lacks such a culture and thrives only on what is available.

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Abduljaleel Kadhim Alwali
United Arab Emirates University

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