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Lorenc Jaho Introduction to Sociology Prof. Swift March 19,2003 Globalization and Society We all read in everyday bases articles about global economy, global culture, and globalization in general. For this assignment I found very interesting to write about something I read many years ago in my local newspaper. My college professor, named Dr. Ibrahim Kola, wrote it. Its topic was globalization. The title, as far as I remember, was "Globalization and third world countries". I will try to put down into words what the professor mentioned and at the same time I'll give my own opinion. Now days, I think, I have a better view and understanding of the global society than I had ten years ago back in my country. During those years in my country (which was totally dominated by communist, anti-american and anti-western ideology) any sociologist who studied globalization, like the writer of this article, preferred to call it "McDonaldisation" or "westernization". ...read more.


They would say that it is bringing people together, and becoming standardization throughout the world. However, some sociologists would strongly disagree with this theory. The writer of that article, as a sociologist, had a "negative" view of globalization, believing that it is just another way for the rich west to exploit the third world countries. Under these circumstances there is a dominant class, which consists of the most powerful people in society. There are multinational companies all around the world called some time as the "Superpower Capitalist Companies". They have the power and the wealth to exploit these countries as much as they want. So it is easy to believe that globalization is helping to make the poorer countries even more dependent on the west. In these moments I would like to recall the "Dependency Theory". Based in this theory many communist leaders and sociologists of that time (eighties) ...read more.


Globalization is their main chance of developing. "Sociologists and other social scientists typically have used a cross-cultural perspective to study different societies". (The essentials: Sociology, pg51) Comparing and contrasting societies across different cultures is valuable. It helps us see patterns in our own society that we might otherwise take for granted and it enriches our appreciation of the diverse patterns of culture that mark human society and human history. In conclusion, globalization is not only about individual multinationals that exploit and use people and countries as they choose. Globalization is also about world society as a whole, as one family, and one entity. "No society can be understood apart from the global context that now influences the development of all societies". (The essentials: Sociology, pg51). Globalization has its own characteristics and values, either positive or negative. It is very important and necessary to be aware of the circumstances linked with globalization. Only this way we are going to be able to enjoy the benefits coming out of it. 1 ...read more.

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