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.


Key Terminology

Define the key term above by using the 'Useful Link' below.

Useful Link

Activity One - Comprehension

Cultural imperialism is ultimately how a dominant country's culture is able to exert its influence over another country's culture. By the nature of its name cultural imperialism is often synonymous with empire building although today it is less to do with the expansion of land ownership and more to do with the influence that dominant cultures have over others.  It is often evident in what we wear, eat, watch, buy, etc, but how clear is this global process and what impact does it have? Using the prezi below and make notes on the following:

Activity Two - Detailed Example

You now know what cultural imperialism is and how it works. But how are we influenced by cultural imperialism? 

Exam Style Question

To what extent do digital technologies influence the diffusion of cultural traits.  [16] 

This lesson was development in collaboration with Richard Allaway from geographyalltheway. For more resources please visit www.geographyalltheway.com