002 - Cultural Imperialism
Geographic Knowledge and Understanding
The effects of global interactions on cultural diversity in different places:
- the diffusion of cultural traits, and cultural imperialism.
The processes associated with the definition and diffusion of cultural traits have the power to influence and change places.
To have knowledge and understanding of cultural imperialism.
Activity One - Watch and Make Notes
Cultural imperialism is evident in what we wear, eat, watch, buy, etc, but how clear is this global process and what impact does it have? Watch the YouTube clip below and make notes on the following:
What is cultural imperialism?
How does it happen?
What examples are used in the clip? Describe them.
Activity Two - Detailed Example
You now know what cultural imperialism is and how it works. But how are we influenced by cultural imperialism?
Using your text book and the IBDP Geography textbook by Nagle and Cooke, explain how language, tourism, global brands, the media and democracy are all processes that allow cultural imperialism to occur.
What are the criticisms of cultural imperialism?
Read the article below and make notes on how French food has been impacted by the USA.
Exam Style Question
To what extent do digital technologies influence the diffusion of cultural traits.