Cultures In an Age of Globalization

This is an accompanying Presi used in a presentation on Culture at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  The topic examines the basic definition of culture.  Building on its definition we consider how globalization has impacted the relationships between diverse cultures.  Options for all modern society include seeking multiculturalism in which all cultures are viewed pluralistically as having unique benefits to overall society; or seeking  protectionism and isolation from diverse relationships which are seen as a threat to ways unique of one of the cultures in contact.   Factors that have moved our many global cultures into proximity with one another, and that have impacted our understanding of other people and traditions, include technology, politics, social needs, and the economy.

References are Cited at the end of the Presentation.


About Malcolm L. Rigsby

Malcolm L. Rigsby, Ph.D., J.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Human Services and Criminal Justice at Henderson State University, Arkansas. He received his Ph.D. in sociology, at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. In 1979 he received his B.A.T. from Sam Houston State University, in History and Education with a minor in Sociology. He holds his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. Mary’s University School of Law (1989) and is a licensed attorney in Arkansas and Texas. He is active in the independent review of documentary film as well as a free lance reviewer for Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) hosted by the libraries at the University of Buffalo. He is active in research of prisoner identity and transformation toward pro-sociality and desistance from crime.
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