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Globalization

Published in Asian Anthropology

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Globalization is a relatively new concept that in the past 25 years or so has become commonplace in academic and journalistic writing. Its meaning is not always well defined, but it gets at the idea that the world is smaller because of new technologies of communication and transportation, that time moves faster, and that there is more cross-cultural communication and borrowing than in the past. Societies never were as isolated and homogeneous as we often imagine, but there is no doubt that multicultural contact is more common today than in the past, and the sense of the world as one place makes our view of the world different.

The effects of globalization on societies and cultures are different and complex. All the articles in this Virtual Special Issue are excellent examples of anthropologists showing how to study and deal with the fluid and multi-sited nature of culture today.

 

Asian Anthropology

Asian Anthropology seeks to bring interesting and exciting new anthropological research on Asia to a global audience. It welcomes contributions from anthropologists and anthropology-related scholars throughout the world with an interest in Asia, especially East Asia as well as Southeast and South Asia.

 

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