Westernization and its effects on culture

Shannon Goins (sgoisha@sos.pta.school.za)
24 Nov 1995 20:59:32 GMT

I am writing a paper on the effects of westernization on traditionally
non-western cultures. I would be interested to hear opinions about
the decrease in cultural diversity, as a result of the availability
of western ideas through the media, tourism, and music.

How serious is this? Are there ways to prevent it? What about
foreign aid workers - does the ability to speak the language of
the region where one is working help to reduce the risk of imposing
western cultural values?

Any other thoughts related to this issue?